Originally published in December 2021 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators
Peg couldn’t believe how dense the skyline was getting. Illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones – Photo: Getty Images
Originally published in November 2021 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators
Hyper-realistic or suggestive? In high school, I was OBSESSED with drawing objects so accurately that the viewer might mistakenly try and lift them off the page. I liked certainty. This copy of a Clinique eyeliner ad was a case in point. While I was making this, I remember slicing my Staedler eraser […]
Originally published in January 2020 in Blog, Graphic Recorder, Graphic Visualizer, Illustration, Visual Storytelling
I asked the Marchesa to tell me about her life, while Calder bent in to listen. #snowday❄️ at the @agotoronto #agoannualpass Saturday sketching at the AGO – Illustrations by Alison Garwood-Jones
Originally published in April 2019 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators
Och, this thing’s itchy. #SaidEveryWomanEver .
Originally published in April 2019 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators
The push and pull of being vs doing. To me, hands are the ultimate doers, storytellers, get-shit-done human power tools. Not so for the copywriters at Elle magazine in 1967. Boy is it fun and weird leafing through back issues. Women’s magazines are the supreme handbooks on how to be, not do. There are times […]
Originally published in March 2019 in Blog, Surface Design, Toronto Illustrators
Who doesn’t love process, and art supplies!
Originally published in December 2018 in Blog, Gift Ideas, Illustration, Pen Jar Productions, Toronto Illustrators
Last summer, the initial delight I felt in seeing my sketchbook drawings on a digital pillow template inspired a new design business in 2018 called Pen Jar Productions. Now my quirky line drawings are on totes, tees, scarves, and, coming next month, enamel pins! (In these politically-charged times, more of us are wearing our values […]
Originally published in December 2018 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators
Our house guest this Christmas is a beast named Henry. He does all the things that endear dogs to humans. We love him.