Alison Garwood Jones

Thursday sketchbook

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

After the banquet.

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Monday sketchbook

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

In her next role, Jessica played a 1930s stenographer. Bruce wondered if he would find another job. Pedro’s days in the band took him all over Mexico. Barbara swims every day. She doesn’t talk to the other swimmers. Stephen wrote Carrie in a trailer on a portable typewriter.

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Flesh tones

Originally published in November 2016 in Blog

The only thing I remember about colour mixing from grade school is: red + blue = purple. I’m guessing you also discovered that the result was an ugly, muddy maroon, not the Tyrian purple worn by Roman emperors. For that, according to Aristotle, I’d have to source some crushed shellfish. I only had a Prang […]

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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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