Mr Gary Embury

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About me

20 years experience as an illustrator. Clients include The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Radio Times, Aardman Animations, BBC, New Scientist, The Sunday Times Review, Awarded Gold for Advertising Illustration, in Images 30, The Best of British Contemporary Illustration 2006. ​

As consultant, Co-delivers the reportage drawing programme at The Topolski Studio in London an arts educational organisation, and is editor in chief of an online journal showcasing and initiating projects in the area of drawn reportage. 

2014 Chaired the Witness Forum at Falmouth University including an opening lecture on reportage and documentary drawing, which was summarised in an article for the forum publication  

In 2013  I published the reportager paper a broadsheet newspaper showcasing the sketchbook work of 20 internationally renowned artists. 

In November  2014 for the UWE Big Draw I conceived an idea to use GPS technology to create enormous virtual drawings in the landscape working with iPhones, strava apps and continual line drawing. 

Currently working on a book on reportage and documentary​ drawing, to be published 2016 by Bloomsbury.   

My latest project is an International Reportage Drawing Award​ launched through Reportager. The Drawing Award is the first and only award for reportage drawing projects and is sponsored by Moleskine in Milan. An exhibition at UWE and publication are planned. ​

I am currently external examiner for the BA(Hons) Illustration course at Norwich university of the Arts

Area of expertise

Reportage and documentary drawing.


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