Live Illustration

Chris Shipton Gra[hic Recording on a large drawing board during a meeting

Graphic Recording is the large scale visualisation of a meeting or event through drawing. These drawings function as visual maps, capturing the event in words and images. This live scribing engages audiences and helps people remember the day.

These events can be large or small, with an audience of 10 to 1000. From workshops to presentations, live illustration can make a big difference!

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Rich Pictures

A Rich Picture snippet showing a brain in a jar

Scribing is about creating a work live and in the moment. A Rich Picture takes that work a step further. A rich picture involves taking time to carefully hand render themes, messages and complex ideas.

Built either from work drawn in a meeting or created from scratch, these drawings are used for strategies, events, new ideas and more. And they also make great posters, postcards and web content.

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A small sample of a sketchnote

Sketchnotes are a cool thing to do with just a sketchbook, think of it as Graphic Recording but A4. This versatile approach allows small scale creation of visuals at large events. You can see some of my Sketchnotes here.

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A photograph of a conference where Graphic Recording will take place

Conferences are the perfect setting for graphic recording. With large audiences to engage and plenty of material to visually represent.

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Trade Shows

Chris SHipton standing in front of a trade show booth that has been fully illustrated

Drawing all over an empty booth at a large event is a great way to pull in the crowds in a unique way, every time.

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An illustration of small workshop based visualisation

Live illustration doesn’t need a crowd of hundreds to have value, it’s a great way to pull ideas out in a small setting.

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