Alison Garwood Jones

How I Drew This

Originally published in July 2021 in Blog, How to Draw, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

Process Porn: I drew this landscape in the @Procreate app using the “Peppermint” pencil ✏️ (in the Brush Library under “Sketching”). Paul Cézanne was my guide. His angled brushstrokes had a consistent rhythm. They look like the wind blew them all in the same direction. I prefer Procreate’s pencil tools to it’s oil brushes (at […]

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Fur Bébés

Originally published in June 2021 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

There’s someone for everyone.

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The Great Escape

Originally published in February 2021 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

Nature has everything we need.

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Pigeons & Elevator Buttons

Originally published in January 2021 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

I’ve never met a toddler who didn’t …

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My next IABC Keynote Address

Originally published in September 2020 in Blog, Illustration, Social Media Instructor, Toronto Illustrators

When Covid-19 sent us into lockdown in March, I spent the rest of the month, and all of April, endlessly scrolling on my phone, with no focus and zero discipline.  By May, I was taking notes on how the pandemic was rearranging the economy.  By June, I was ready to put myself back out into […]

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Monday sketches

Originally published in May 2020 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

Illustration of a little girl by Alison Garwood-Jones

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The Ink Spot: learn perspective

Originally published in May 2020 in Blog, Illustration, Pen Jar Productions, Toronto Illustrators

THE INK SPOT 🖊 In today’s 60-second art lesson, I’ll show you my very un-mathematical trick for capturing perspective. No rulers were involved! 🎨 If you would like to practice the steps I teach, swipe left and use my Neighbourhood Trampoline drawing as a tracing tool. Or, go crazy and colour the houses! Featured here: the marker magic […]

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Coloring during Covid-19

Originally published in April 2020 in Blog, Illustration, Pen Jar Productions, Toronto Illustrators

More parents are buying trampolines during the Covid-19 Quarantine to keep them entertained.

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Reflections during Covid-19

Originally published in April 2020 in Blog, Graphic Facilitation, Graphic Facilitator, Graphic Recorder, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

There’s time to think.

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Conversations on Zoom during Covid-19

Originally published in April 2020 in Blog, Cartoons, Comic, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

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