Caroline has been shortlisted in the Guardian Witness Awards 2014 Human Interest category for a sketch and description she made of her mum waiting on a hospital trolley. Follow the link below to see the original post. Mum in hospital.
Sketch Your World by James Hobbs is published this month January 2014 in the UK (Apple Press), the US (North Light) and Asia (Page One). It features a number of Caroline’s sketches and drawings.
What is it about? It’s about putting a sketchbook in your pocket, going places, whether it is the journey of a lifetime or to the dentist, and then getting the sketchbook out and drawing in it. (Or maybe not a sketchbook, but a smartphone or tablet, because the book includes a section on this, too.) Drawings by around 60 of my favourite international artists shed light on how they go about things, whether the drawings are small, large, in colour, of architecture, parks, people, in cafes, trains or waiting rooms, in war zones and political demonstrations, or in the middle of the night. It has around 300 images in it. That’s what it’s about.
Reportage sketching of live and recording musicians, in their own habitat, has its challenges. Often working in the dark, perhaps stood on a chair, the subjects are rarely still. Yet Caroline manages to communicate something other than you’d find in a photo. This set includes images going back as far as 1966!