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Organised by the Association of Illustrators, the Tell Me a Picture talk by Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 4th of February focused on pushing the boundaries of illustration out of picture books and into the public realm.
Written by Jenny Robin
Sketch of Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall by Jenny Robins. All images below copyright Quentin Blake.
As one of the most iconic and respected artists of line drawing the world has ever seen, Quentin Blake is in a unique position to explore the possibilities of what can be done with drawing. And I think drawing is the key word here – as we were guided through examples of work that Blake has produced for galleries, hospitals, building projects and charities. Despite being recontextualised on walls, on giant billboards and awnings there was still no doubt that these were drawings not murals.
Awning to cover up building work at St Pancras Station.
The work originally done on a small scale on paper and then blown up to huge proportions or printed on transparent acetate to be transferred to walls,… read more