Gallery: Sketching Northern Life
In her series Liz’s Scribbles, reportage illustrator Liz Ackerley captures stunning sketches of Northern life. Check out her amazing images in our gallery below.
Liz is an illustrator based in the North West of England who specialises in the art of visual storytelling. Her current work focuses on capturing a sense of place and occasion, including urban and rural street life and the diversity of activities and events. She has an interest in documentary drawing and works to commission for both private and commercial clients (Manchester Histories Festival 2016, local correspondent for the seventh International Symposium of Urban Sketchers 2016 held in Manchester, and The Platform Event for Manchester Airport Group February 2017). Her work is captured mainly on site, observing and drawing in real time. Wedding illustration is an area of interest, capturing aspects of the special day in sketches. Her work is characterised by a combination of illustrational drawing in pen, ink and watercolour together with text as narrative.
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"It would be impossible to hang these on your wall and not celebrate Black life." Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester northernsoul.me.uk/review-inv… @SaulHayFineArt @cigherette #art @autolycus19 pic.twitter.com/AIbwAXfL4O
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"the true spirit of Factory is conjured up here" Northern Soul's Music Editor, Andy Murray, reviews Use Hearing Protection: The Early Years of Factory Records at Manchester's Science & Industry Museum. northernsoul.me.uk/review-use… #music #Manchester pic.twitter.com/zyTesXt54m
@jennashworth She has resting sad face, which is a nightmare as she is on a special diet for her small kidneys, can't have human food and regularly begs for it. She looks like she was made by Pixar and it's so hard to resist her little face. Everyone in our household loves this book. ~ Emma