Alison Garwood Jones

Chalk art tips

Originally published in June 2017 in Blog, Surface Design

Photo: Alison Garwood-Jones The Merchant Tavern, TORONTO (@TheMerchantTo): Colouring on the back of a window makes the shaded areas appear more solid from the front. This is especially true on double-pane glass. This is my latest #ChalkArt discovery using Molotow acrylic markers. Some other things I’ve learned since I started drawing on windows two summers ago: […]

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How I use watercolour pencils

Originally published in May 2017 in Blog

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Spring Florals

Originally published in May 2017 in Blog

Nothing beats the new greens and watery blues of Spring. Watercolour is, hands-down, the best medium for capturing this season.  

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Artist toolkit

Originally published in May 2017 in Blog

This makeup brush kit from my days as an Elle editor is now my fountain pen and waterbrush kit. #UseWhatYouHave #illustration #arttools

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Why hire a graphic recorder?

Originally published in November 2015 in Blog, Doodling, Graphic Recording, Graphic Visualizer, Illustration, Uncategorized, Visual Notetaking, Visual Storytelling

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Director’s cut

Originally published in August 2015 in Blog

Recently, my friends Nicki and Rogie came to me with a request: “Ali, we need a map of our farm so visitors can find their way around.” My friends are hosting workshops on equine education and will be moving from point to point around the property teaching things like pasture management, nutrition, hoof care and […]

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