Friday, 31 March 2017

It's a bust

Just a little collage self portrait. I have a collection of art history doppelgangers.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

New drawing class offering!

My beginner class has graduated four groups, and so I'm adding a Level 2.  This class will cover proportions of the face, front, side and 3/4 views, shading, expression, and capturing a likeness.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Adult Drawing Class this January!

I taught two adults classes last fall and I love it!  Offering it again in the New Year.  It's a fun little 6 week 'taster' course covering lines, shapes, perspective, shading, faces and the figure.
Email me jacquie [at] jacquiedraws[dot]com to reserve a spot.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Self Portrait, comic style

pen and ink, digitally coloured.  I think I can improve on the linework but an interesting direction to try.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Lantern tee Design 2016


As per tradition, the Lantern Committee for the Vancouver Folk Fest eschewed the official volunteer tee and made our own.  This was my design, and we screenprinted it in white ink on dark t-shirts.
It turned out really stunning!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Raccoon Lantern






This year's Folk fest lantern was a raccoon for the theme of 'Animals'.

I've been busy, but haven't been posting here.  In the meantime, check out my Instagram.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Update: New class for Adults who are Scared to Draw!

This is the class I've dreamed of teaching!  It will be a small group, max 6 students, held at my studio on Saturday mornings.  Please note the start date has been moved back to Jan 30th, and the price lowered to reflect the shorter session.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Instagram!

Instagram= instant gratification!  It's only a few days in and I'm so hooked.
You can find me at jacquiescence


Friday, 18 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

A new class for adults: Writing and Picture Making for Non-Drawers

I'm lauching an adults' drawing-writing-comics class in January 2016.  It's my dream project, the stuff I think about all the time, the class I've always wanted to teach.
It's a little hard to explain, but it's going to be awesome.  It's based on Lynda Barry's 'Syllabus' mixed in with my own projects from my years of teaching drawing.  But this isn't a drawing class per se, it's about finding that floaty feel that happens when you're lost in what you're doing, about suspending judgement about what you create, about the mysteries of the brain, images, symbols and stories.

Oh boy, it's going to be good.

Monday, 7 September 2015

A new project

One Woman's Trash- an artist draws her garbage.
This is a daily drawing challenge, and a sustainability challenge, at the same time.  I'm drawing everything I throw out.  Not my compost or recycling, but the things I put in the garbage-for-landfill bin.

So far it's been just a week, and I'm sure it's going to change as it goes along but I'm hooked.  It's weird to spend so much time with my garbage and think about how it came into my life.  The act of drawing forces me to look at each piece.  So far I'm not bored while I'm drawing, carefully recording each wrinkle in a crumpled tissue, I get lost in drawing no matter the subject.
And I have already refused to buy things so I wouldn't have to draw the packaging!

Check out the entire series at One Woman's Trash

a little sketch of David Suzuki

I saw Dr. Suzuki speak at Vancouver's Powell Street Festival and did this little sketch.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Artist Inspiration: Stephen Fowler

I was looking at google images for research ("illustration emotional work"), found this wonderful group of faces and just had to know more about the artist.
It was done by Stephen Fowler, and I think this would be his blog. (There is another Stephen Fowler who draws dogs.)
I was delighted to have found it.
Some fav images
The blog hadn't been updated since January but I hope to see more.  He works a lot with stamping and frottage.  I love the Wildman life drawing series, with the model dressed up as a hairy sasquatch type figure, and inspired wonderful charcoal drawings. Fowler seems to do a lot of workshops getting people to try drawing and markmaking in playful ways.  (And that's my raison d'ĂȘtre for teaching art.)

Art can be fun.