Monthly Archives: October 2010

O is for owl no.1 and no.2 – OMG more ACEO cuteness!

illustration, art, owl aceo by artist jessica doyle

More cuteness for you! These owls are appearing much larger on screen than they are in real life. they are full of whimsical detail and would look wonderful matted and framed into an 8×10 inch frame.

Each O is for owl ACEO is created with Faber Castel Pitt Artist Pens, Pilot Hi tec C pens, Winsor & Newton watercolour and Prismacolor coloured pencils on thick archival white coloured card stock.

illustration, art, owl aceo by artist jessica doyle

No. 1 is listed on HandmadeCloud with No. 2 being listed on Etsy.

On being a landlord

orchid, chinese lanterns, sunroom, saint john, NB, geranium, windows, sunnny

One meets all kinds of people when renting rooms in their home; pipefitters, programmers, boilermakers, university students, ESL students, vacationers, web designers, carpenters, mothers, fathers, safety inspectors, labourers, painters etc…

For the most part (99%), people are kind, pay the rent on time and do offer a smile and conversation when you meet them in the common areas of the household such as the kitchen, living room or hallways. But, occasionally, things go awry and people aren’t so kind and you begin catching them in lies and then you are left being owed $600.00.

More than anything, renting rooms in one’s home teaches you tolerance. It forces you to respect other people’s privacy and beliefs.

And every so often your spirit is tested and you are placed precariously close to losing everything you worked so hard for, to achieve. Continue reading

Three Wise Men – An ACEO of Owls

aceo for children, cute, atc, collector card, original artwork, illustration, jessicadoyle artist

Size – 2.5 by 3.5 inches (6,4cm by 8,9cm)

Don’t let the small size fool you… An *ACEO looks wonderful matted into an 8×10 inch standard sized frame.

*An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They are collected worldwide and are the exact same size as a Magic or Hockey trading card.

Listed for sale on HandmadeCloud.

UPDATE – At the request of a few customers this illustration is now listed as a limited edition mini print!

Portrait Commission – Angela

commission custom work painting illustration woman female orange blue glasses

Here we have a portrait that I was commissioned to do of my friend, Joshua Hamilton’s wife. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

The final size of the portrait is 10 by 10 inches and it was created with Winsor & Newton watercolour, Prismacolor coloured pencils, Pilot hi tec C pens and Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens on Arches watercolour paper.

Interested in a portrait, do get in touch.

Acid Plaid – ACEO

A study of line and organic shape to produce pattern.

Size – 2.5″ by 3.5″ including a small white border from where it had been taped while painting.

An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.

Materials Used:

  • Sakura Micron Pen – purple & green
  • Windsor & Newton Watercolour
  • Cold press watercolour paper

This ACEO is listed on HandmadeCloud.

Just a thought about being online

It’s not about the fame or fortune, it’s about the ability to share one’s perspective with you, not the whole world, but with you alone while you sit, lounge or lay around looking to be talked to, moved, entertained or even made to be impulsive.

What we do as individuals online is received by the senses of another individual who is online too.

Couch Potatoes – 10×10 inch ink drawing

ink drawing, pen, paper, wall decor, humor, jessica doyle, fine art

This is an older ink drawing from 2004 but this is exactly what I’ll be doing tonight, except I’ll be all alone and watching Fringe and have my sketchbook in hand to put pen to paper or perhaps I’ll put coloured pencil to masked paper and finish up Chasing the Dragon. Continue reading