Originally published in August 2022 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators
It’s an oddball mix today showing the pulse of humanity.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Originally published in June 2021 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators
There’s someone for everyone.
Originally published in February 2021 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators
Nature has everything we need.
Originally published in January 2021 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators
I’ve never met a toddler who didn’t …
Originally published in May 2020 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators
Illustration of a little girl by Alison Garwood-Jones
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 […]