Alison Garwood Jones

Ancient find

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

Remains from the ancient city of Hamilton: Pantone broad-nib marker carbon tested to 1981, and Buffalo Artist Marker, circa 1976 (note the teeth marks on cap, thought to be placed there by a small child). These exceptional finds post-date the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Greeks and Romans. And while they may be grouped with other common finds […]

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Soaring over The 6ix

Originally published in October 2016 in Blog

  “His sheer tenacity and desire to learn made him pretty well a one-in-a-million bird.” — Jonathan Livingston Seagull soaring over The 6ix. My tools: Google Earth, Parker Permanent Black Ink, Pentel Correction Pen, Micron 05 Pen, Nobel no. 2 Brush, Curry’s no. 8 Brush.

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Autumn

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

I drew this with 4 Tombow Brush Pens.

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Colour variations

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

I obsess over colour. I stare until I’m forced to blink. Then I stare some more. Do you see the atomic lift off in the yellow? Pure magic.    

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Destiny II

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

In black and white, it tells a different story: “I have returned from Germany with peace for our time.” — Neville Chamberlain, 1938, after securing a promise from Hitler.

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Destiny

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

The candidates said what they said and the vendors went back to selling flowers. #life #hope #beauty #fate I drew this with Tombow Brush Pens and a waterbrush.

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Why video?

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

Observation is my primary occupation. It takes on many forms: writing, drawing, and now videos. While most people have been video DIY’ers since 2005, when YouTube launched, I only took to the form when the story I wanted to tell needed video effects to lift it off the ground. I prefer to be led by […]

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Look and learn

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized

When you tire of your own form, the old masters and mistresses on your shelves offer up plenty of inspiring instruction. Thanks, Monsieur Degas! Watercolor pencils are responsible for this sketch and schmear effect.

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Gord’s triumph of narrative

Originally published in August 2016 in Blog

 Gord Downie in his last concert by Alison Garwood-Jones When I was a student at Queen’s University in the late 1980s and early nineties, my tape collection alternated between love anthems (Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey), girl bands with matte lips and cool hair cuts (Wilson Phillips) and duos with no hair cuts (Indigo Girls). […]

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This is it

Originally published in August 2016 in Blog

Cleaning up the remains of our parents’ days has been a long process for my brothers and me. Five years to be exact. From left to right: Alison, Richard and Peter. We’re probably watching Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. Yesterday, as I was studying the photographic evidence of our childhoods inside a non-descript industrial storage […]

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