Draw Me In

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A drawing aid with a difference. Since 2004, Jonathan Polkest’s Draw Me booth has been popping up at festivals all over the country and enchanting users with its seemingly magic ability to help them draw a companion using simple marker pens – irrespective of skill or experience – in the process often capturing something of the subject's personality. Anyone can use the booth, and pictures will be displayed in the local area before the artist takes their work home. The event forms part of Kensington and Chelsea's annual InTransit arts festival, running from July 20-27; visit http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/intransit.aspx for details.

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The installation is a booth in which two persons sit, one person draws the other with the aid of a camera obscura - it is a very satisfying feeling to use this device for portraiture especially as the drawing captures the portraits by all the individual participating members of the community into which the Draw Me Booth has ventured.Simple and rewarding, the Draw Me Booth by Jonathan Polkest has been one of the more resilient additions to events like the Big Draw and Evenings in Museums, school children have learned the simple physics of the way the eye works and the simple usability of the device has spurred many would-be artists into action.