You can see a video of the making of that drawing here:
I also worked with fluid acrylic on a series of life drawings:
For Culture Days Sophie Babeanu (art therapist in North Vancouver) and I have arranged a few drawing stations in the studio with simple instructions.
At each station, you could try a different drawing technique.
Like drawing with your non- dominant hand
Or finding a drawing from random scribbles on paper
Or drawing a self portrait with a mirror monoprint easy technique.
Once the drawings were made, participants had the opportunity to have their drawings scanned and to upload them to the Big Picture Art Project
We had some awesome participations to the big picture from our Culture Days visitors. Here are a few:
See you next year !
Anyone Can Draw! The Big Picture Collective Art Project with Sandrine Pelissier & Sophie Babeanu
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.
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.
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.
I will display a selection of my flowers paintings, it will be a good fit for exhibiting in a garden 🙂
The Art in the Garden tour is a 2 days self guided tour of the North Shore gardens, with visual artists displaying and selling their works and musicians performing all weekend.
This year, the tour will take place Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th from 12:00pm-5:00pm both days – rain or shine!
Stay tuned: I will publish the garden location a bit later, once confirmed.
What is great about this exhibition organized by Herman Zheng is that the accent is put on the models, without them, there would be no portrait paintings.