Posts filed under: Figure Drawing

We just held our end of the year show at Simply drawing. It is held in my studio every year in June.
A big thank you to all the visitors and the talented artists who participated.

Our group is now taking a break until September, when our classes will resume every Thursday from 6.30 to 9.30 pm.

Simply Drawing, North Vancouver life drawing group.

Birth of Venus

The show runs from July 9th – 29th at the Federation of Canadian Artists

241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7

Phone:  604.681.2744

Our annual life drawing show will take place on June 22, 6 to 9 pm in my studio.
life drawing show in North Vancouver

let your subconscious do the workClick here to read more about the subconscious drawing technique.

This technique has been developed with The Big Picture Art Project in mind. The Big Picture Art Project is a collective art work where artists from all over the world are sharing stories in drawings.

the big picture art project

Here are some other posts that can give you some ideas and inspiration to participate in this one of a kind art project:

 

 

 

I have been re-working some of my favourite life drawings recently for a new series of drawings made available on my online store.
Some drawings are heavily patterned:
life drawing with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

You can see a video of the making of that drawing here:

I also worked with fluid acrylic on a series of life drawings:

 

free demo at Opus North Vancouver for the Big Picture art proejct

 

Anyone Can Draw! The Big Picture Collective Art Project with Sandrine Pelissier & Sophie Babeanu

North Vancouver
Sat, August 12, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, August 12, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.

The Big Picture is a collective art project where people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of smaller drawings.

    If you would like to participate in this exciting project and agree to any of the following:

  • The idea of drawing sends chills down your spine
  • You have an interesting story to share
  • Last time you drew something was in elementary school
  • Your dog ate all your drawings (we won’t ask…)
  • You want to try some simple exercises for yourself
  • You feel like attending a demo by two heavily French accented ladies

Then this is the demo for you!

Sandrine and Sophie will show you some simple drawing techniques: line contour drawing, line and cross hatching, cross contour drawing, scumbling technique, drawing with twigs. You will also have the chance to try for yourself some fun techniques like continuous drawing, blind continuous drawing, and drawing with your non dominant hand.

Attendees are asked to bring along a sketchbook and a pencil or pen to sketch along with Sandrine and Sophie.

 


Sandrine Pelissier is a North Vancouver-based visual artist and the author of Fearless Watercolor for Beginners. Her work has been published in many books and magazines.

She writes the popular blog: www.paintingdemos.com
https://sandrinepelissier.com/

Sophie Babeanu is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist. She graduated from Langara College in Vancouver and is also a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). She has hundreds of hours of practice with children, seniors and adults from all walks of life.

http://www.expressiveartsvancouver.com/

 

I was just at the studios of Ici radio Canada Premiere for an interview with Jacques Dufresne, that was a fun experience.
The interview is in French.​You can hear it here: Link to Radio Canada Interview

North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier interviewed at Radio Canada

​February 4 o February 9, 2016
​Opening on February 4, with artists and models in attendance.

I am very happy to be part of this upcoming show at the International Arts Gallery in Vancouver.

portrait exhibition at the International Arts gallery in Vancouver

I will be exhibiting a portrait of my friend Sophie.

watercolor portrait painting by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

This year for Culture Days Sophie Babeanu and I did have a fun activity where participants were drawing a selfie, the old fashion way 🙂 That is without a cell phone.

And here are the self portraits:
​(Click on any picture to see a larger version)
And here is a video made by the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture, where you can see glimpses of our activity in the studio.