May 7, 2021
In this episode, I speak with Roisin Cure, an urban sketcher and illustrator living in Galway, Ireland. We talk about learning to draw from comic books, and the ways that urban sketching has transformed her art and her approach to life.
I enjoy Roisin's work for the unique illustration style and for her focus on human activity. People are the subject of Roisin's work, and in this conversation I learn about the art that has helped her see the world in this way. We discuss learning to draw from comic books, and the useful habit of finding solutions to our problems in the styles of other artists. But despite drawing all her life, Roisin always thought she was yet to find her 'magic'. We begin this conversation with the story of how she finally found the magic, and her first attempts of urban-sketching. She shares also the experience of putting together multiple books of and about urban-sketching. We discuss her experience leading workshops, and how they have pivoted to online classes since the pandemic.