Island Drawing was a series of workshops with artist Darren Marshall at Claremont Project with the Public Wisdom group:
A project exploring technical, architectural, and traditional drawing skills.
Key influences were the fantasy drawings of Piranesi and more recently, the drawings of Turner Prize nominee Paul Noble. Members learned drawing techniques such as pen and ink, stippling, hatching, and crosshatching. Washes were laid down with ink and brush and then details refined with varying thickness of drawing pen.
Provisional exercises included everyone drawing from memory the front door of their home, and drawing their childhood home. As well as memory, we wanted to focus on the meeting between architecture and fantasy, and our research into Piranesi and Noble lead to the main project..a huge drawing of a fantasy island made of imaginative buildings created by the members. Each were allocated a building or feature, and they were then all brought together and unified into a collective drawing.