For inspiration, I looked at some illustrators who practice the art of reportage themselves:
George Butler is a reportage illustrator specialising in travel and current affairs. His main choice of media include pen, ink, and watrcolour, a similar medium which I love to work in. He has published works in several newspapers such as the Times, the Guardian and the Evening Standard. Butler offers a unique style which captures the emotions of each place he visits. Sitting amongst the landscapes, he draws from life which give a sense of authenticity in his work.
|'Goats' - Ismail, Syria|
|'Battle Scene' - illustration of remains of war in Kilis, Turkey|
And here is an interview with the artist himself giving a true insight into his work:
Evan Turk is a New York based artists who uses his blog to document his reportage illustrations and animations from all over the world.
|Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem|
|Morocco: The Tanneries|
Turk's illustrations are loose and sketchy, though provide detail and information about the scenes he has encountered.
More of his work can be found on his blog: