Reportage News: Uganda Sketchbook, The Visual Anthropologist, Urban Sketcher Village in Erlangen

Uganda’s landscape and wildlife in watercolor and pencil “I traveled to Uganda to make one of my dreams a reality: to witness the mountain gorillas.” —Joan León Hot off the press! Barcelona-based sketcher Joan León, the author of Ilustrando Sudamérica*, takes us to a whole new continent in Cuaderno de Uganda ($16.77 on Etsy), a publication he released last […]

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Reportage News: Mereida Fajardo, Joan Chiverton, Chip Sullivan, Luís Simões, plus a new Sketcher Press book!

Hello readers, Here’s a new bulletin of sketching and reportage news. If you like what you read, please share so others can learn about On the Spot and Sketcher Press. Behind the scenes at a London hospital “Vital Organs” is a newly-released 48-page publication collecting the gripping reportage drawings made by Mereida Fajardo at Chelsea […]

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Reportage News: Simo Capecchi in Adesso magazine; Paul Madonna’s All Over Coffee; Substack Reads features On the Spot

Hello readers, Some housekeeping: On the Spot has a new tagline: the Magazine of Reportage Illustration. This slogan better reflects my original goal for the newsletter: to create a reader-supported publication that pays artists for articles of compelling visual storytelling. In light of the new tagline, “Sketching News Roundups” are now called “Reportage News.” These posts will […]

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Reportage News: Rolf Schroeter; Christina Wald; Sketchers on the Road; Calendar

Hi readers, It felt good to kick off On the Spot in 2024 with a contributed article by Houston based artist Judith Dollar. Next, I announced this Thursday’s Artist Talk with Marielle Durand (Are you in?). And now it’s time to review some compelling reportage that caught my eye in the past few weeks. Rolf Schroeter’s protest art You may […]

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Sketching News Roundup: Niki Groom, Olivier Kugler, Victor Juhasz, Anna-Louis Fesltead

Hello readers and welcome new subscribers, I’m glad you are here for another fresh batch of sketching news. Niki Groom at ‘Peace Feast’ Art by Niki Groom Community events offer great opportunities for reportage. In Bristol, England, local artist Niki Groom was commissioned to document Peace Feast, a multicultural evening of food and music held at Refugees Welcome North […]

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