Alison Garwood Jones

A Stroll Through Allen Gardens

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

Anita DM’d me on Instagram to ask if I could capture Toronto’s Allen Gardens, the place where she and her boyfriend, Scott, first got to know each other. Here’s to love!  I had the freedom to interpret the scene as I saw fit. This is my favourite kind of working relationship.  Tools: I drew this […]

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Tea at The Carlyle

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

The 1955 murals by costume designer Marcel Vertès at the Café Carlyle in New York wrap the room like a diaphanous silk scarf.  To me, they are a mashup of Chagall, Schiaparelli and Moulin Rouge (1952, not 2001). I saw them come to life last night in the documentary, Always At The Carlyle. Today’s drawing […]

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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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