From The Inside: Isolation Studies

I think it's fair to say that I’m at my happiest when I produce daily studies of the world around me in my pocket sketchbook. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic I have been unable to get out and draw my reportage studies. To counteract this situation I have been documenting ‘life’ in an attempt to convey the present circumstances from the safety of my kitchen window on a daily basis, drawing the people who walk past to help communicate and connect with the sense of isolation and loneliness we have all felt. The project has been fascinating as I have been posting my images on my Instagram account and it has been incredible to see how many people from around the world have connected with my quick studies and finding some kind of comfort, a sense of well-being and togetherness through the drawings.

There are in total 150 studies, which were drawn over a five month period. All of the drawings were on show at the Halpern

gallery in Kent as an installation, projecting the images through a real window to give the impression that you were in my shoes, 

seeing what I have seen and captured.

All 150 studies can be seen below. Please feel free to look through them.

© 2013 by David Frankum