Graphic recording analog style

I think I’m allowed to change my mind about some things – especially when I experience the positives of graphic recording in all of its forms!

When it’s live at a wall the graphic recorder creates a more experiential impact for the people in the room.

I’ve noticed recently when I’m working digitally and the audience is seeing the work evolve in front of them as a projection they may not realise that there’s a real human being there in the room creating the work! (Possibly an argument for introducing your graphic recorder up top!)

The analog set up works well with smaller groups (under 50) because of the limitations of the physical size of the canvas if you’re expecting it to be visible for participants. Generally my canvas is about 1 metre high and 2 metres wide – but as it’s a roll of paper it can be as wide as the surface or wall allows – I fill about 1.5 metres per hour when I’m working at an event.

Then there’s also the theatre for the participants – seeing me physically capture live in the room. The artefact is something that the audience can approach and interact with during breaks – you’d be surprised how inviting that space can be!

Working analog means I don’t need power – just a space to set up my wall and work.

After an event the canvas is yours to keep. I will photograph the work and edit it back in the studio to create a clean digital version of the work.

Graphic recording Onsite at Day with the Queen in September 2022
Graphic recording analog style at a wall with markers

Knowing I can be flexible means it’s up to you! What will work best for the people in the room? What is the purpose of the event or workshop you’re running? What’s your plan for the graphic recordings AFTER the event?