“No sketches first, no studies, that’s long past: I do what many dream of, all their lives… Well, less is more… “ Robert Browning (1812–1889) from his poem (1855) ‘speaking’ as artist Andrea del Sarto to his wife Lucrezia Less is More I needed to tidy my studio, but where to start? Why is getting over […]
How to Make the Most of Line Types to Express Your Travels in a Story Map
As part of my series How to Travel Journal Like a Mapmaker… The Key to your Story Map When is a line not a line? When it’s on a map! As every line and symbol on a map is representational. Every line has a meaning that can, in some cases, require a ‘legend’ or a ‘key’ […]
Why Not Tell Your Story with Doodle Drawings… as Well as Words?
Tell Your Story in Pictures When introduced to story telling as a child we ‘read’ picture books not through the words on each page, but via the [gorgeous] illustrations that bring the story to life. When we enter primary school we naturally express ourselves and share ideas (however silly) through drawings – But once we hit High School, we’re increasingly […]