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update on the big picture art project

If you are receiving my newsletter or are familiar with this blog, you probably already heard of The Big Picture Art Project :) It is an exciting collective art project launched a few months ago by Sophie Babeanu (http://www.expressiveartsvancouver.com/) and I. In this project, people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to […] Read More

How to hand print by hand lino cut linocut

As I learned quite fast, printing from linocut or woodcuts is all but quick and straightforward ! You might also be interested in :Getting started with Linocut printing I was getting frustrated at the beginning because so many of my prints were not printed well enough and I had to throw away many bad prints […] Read More


Cross hatching is a classic shading technique in drawing. You might also be interested in :6 shading techniques for your drawings If you like doodling away for hours, you might also like adding intense cross hatching to your drawings, building shade progressively layer by layer, as the process is quite relaxing and very similar to […] Read More

getting started with linoprints

The world of printing has always been both fascinating and intimidating to me, with its specific vocabulary, techniques, heavy machinery and artist community. I recently started venturing in the world of printing  with monoprinting, and wanted to explore other printing techniques like lino cutting. You might also be interested in : Watercolor pencils monoprints The great […] Read More

loosen up your pen and ink portraits by Sandrine Pelissier

Indian ink and watercolor look best in my opinion when there is an accidental look to them. If you like to be precise, like me, that accidental look can be difficult to achieve, especially when painting over a  drawing. I tend to stay in between the lines :) You might also be interested in: Painting with […] Read More

in between drawing and painting

In part 1 , we saw how you can paint over a drawing and how you could build an image with lines, loops, scribbles patterns or words. In part 2 we will talk more about using drawing medium on canvas and drawing with paint medium. Line and wash Line and wash is another technique where […] Read More

between drawing and painting

The definition of what constitute a drawing is not as simple as it looks. Sometimes a drawing is defined by the tools you use (pen, pencil, crayon versus paint), sometimes it is defined by the use of lines to depict something, sometimes the absence of color is also a factor. The truth is that many […] Read More

watercolor pencils monoprints

If you want to learn more about printmaking, one of the easiest way to start is with monoprints. They can be relatively easy to make and they don’t require that much supplies. You might also be interested in : Participate in the Big Picture Art Project with an easy monoprint technique I have already done monorpints […] Read More