Day 3: work on sketches & texts of the individual Corona reportage story

Whenever we make stories, and this is especially cool for drawn reports, then we tell them in pictures. And we have such pictures, which we evoke from the memory of the readers through words. And we have other pictures, the images that we give the reader as colourful drawn illustrations of the story.

The images evoked by words have an unbeatable beauty. Because we paint them with all our experiences. And the evolution in our brain has invented a great trick: the beautiful pictures dominate most of the time. But we can also guide the viewer directly with language.

Deep is the well of the past.

This is the famous first sentence from Thomas Mann’s Jakob und seine Brüder. With the first word, the sentence makes the reader immediately fall into a draw well. It evokes an image through language, allowing the reader to dive into the middle of the gift.

You can also do this with pictures. Sketches also work like this.

The ephemera in the stroke, which meant only hints at, can evoke such beautiful inner images.

This is the secret of painting and thus of the sketchers: to know when it is enough to give exactly enough pictorial information to guide the viewer, but also to leave him enough space to get involved.

That’s why Corona is a good topic for sketching: because everyone has experienced it, and everyone in their own way.