The Benefits of Using Live Illustration in Your Events

The Benefits of Using Live Illustration in Your Events

The Benefits of Using Live Illustration in Your Events 1200 900 DRAWS STUDIO

As the world slowly returns to normal, in-person events are making a comeback, driving the gradual decline in popularity of virtual events. Once seen as a convenient and cost-effective alternative to in-person events, they are now overshadowed by the appeal of meeting people face to face. 

However, live illustrations can help bring virtual events back to life and make them a relevant and valuable tool for event organisers. By adding a visual element and creating a more engaging experience for attendees, live illustrations add to the appeal of virtual events, making them more insightful and memorable. This creative approach to notetaking brings the virtual event format back to the forefront of the events space in a world that is slowly but surely returning to normal.

Incorporating a live illustrator into virtual events can bring numerous advantages!


Live illustrations bring a new and innovative dimension to virtual events, offering a visual element that helps increase engagement by capturing the attention of attendees. Complex information can be presented in a simple and visually appealing manner, making it easier for attendees to understand and retain.

With live illustrations, virtual events can be transformed into interactive experiences that leave a lasting impression on attendees.


It can offer a fantastic opportunity for event organizers to create interactive experiences for attendees. By having a live illustrator on hand, attendees can participate in the event in a uniquely engaging way. For instance, attendees can make suggestions and watch as they are transformed into illustrations in real time. This not only adds an extra layer of excitement to the event but also helps increase the level of engagement and interaction between attendees and the illustrator.

Break from the monotony

Virtual events can sometimes be lengthy and dull, causing attendees to lose interest and become disengaged. Live illustrations provide a much-needed break from the monotony of presentations and help keep attendees interested and entertained. By incorporating visually stimulating illustrations, virtual events can become
a more dynamic and engaging experience for attendees.

Increased Retention

People remember only 20% of what they read, but 80% of what they see. Studies have shown that people are more likely to remember information presented visually, making live illustrations a valuable tool for event organisers. By incorporating visually appealing illustrations, attendees can retain information better and recall it more easily after the event. This not only enhances the learning experience but also ensures that attendees get the most out of the virtual event. 

Memorable Experience

In a world where virtual events are becoming increasingly common, live illustrations can help set virtual events apart and provide a unique and memorable experience for attendees. These real-time illustrations are a creative and innovative way to make virtual events more impactful and memorable, ensuring that attendees leave with a positive and lasting impression.

Contact us now!

Let’s bring some colour to your next event! Why not have Ortus Draws listen in? With a live illustrator present, you’ll have a concise, coherent, and colourful visual representation of the discussion ready to catch the eyes and engage viewers.

Ortus Draws is a live sketchnoting company that specialises in bringing ideas to life with creative and informative mind maps. Our sketchnotes capture the key points of virtual events, roundtables, webinars, discussions, conferences, presentations, pitches, interviews, and internal meetings. Are you looking for an illustrator for your event? Contact us now!