It Starts with a Sketch
Season 1, Episode 4 • 22-May-2023
One of Britain’s most avid drawers, Catherine Hennessy can never resist scribbling down an idea or a sight she sees from the bus. As a result, her workshop is a treasure trove of diaries, books, sketchbooks and scraps that are the product of a life spent drawing.
A riot of vibrant colours and quick scribbles, she has no time for accuracy or detail - just the pleasure of capturing a joyful moment in time.
Up Next in Season 1
For Robert Barnes the sketch is a tool for communication - be it with a student, a client or even a group of Indian kids.
In this episode, discover how sketching can be a way into different cultures and styles and the surprising benefit of the ability to draw upside down.
In this episode John Puttick, in his studio in London, talks about his introduction to drawing as a child, how it forms an integral part of his design process and how, despite the prevalence of computer drawing, there is still an important role to be played by the simple hand-drawn sketch.