You may have seen Elizabeth Lander’s #idrawchicken series – an archive of illustrated chicken restaurants around London on Instagram. Elizabeth, a Caribbean illustrator, is known for documenting a community’s culture reflected in its architecture, as seen in her drawings of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, for Local Favourite, an exhibition held at the Pier-2 Art Centre as part of a 3-month residency. Arriving in London as a student she was inspired to start a practice of urban sketching and psychogeography.
In this meet-up, you’ll not only be drawing with Elizabeth, but you’ll see her approach to drawing architecture and learn how to convey a neighbourhood’s personality through illustrating the buildings.
The online Zoom meet-up will last approximately 1.5 -2 hours to accommodate a mix of short and longer drawings, with reference provided by Elizabeth.
“I love that architecture is an extension of a man-made world. It forms a narrative of the area’s culture; the people’s history and influences are reflected in the buildings and town infrastructure. History can be read by the way a Victorian Town house is now the site of a launderette. Details such as signage or ornamentation will suggest characteristics of its dwellers even if we don’t meet them.” – Elizabeth Lander
About Our Host
Elizabeth Lander and her work is inspired by the world, especially its architecture and culture. Born and raised in Grenada, Elizabeth came to London to study illustration and graduated from UAL, Camberwell College of Arts in 2018. The influences from the places Elizabeth has lived in can be seen in her art.