Category Archives: drawing

Ingrid the Owl – The process of drawing her and she’s a newly listed print on Etsy

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I drew Ingrid using Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Prismacolor Verithin Coloured Pencils inside a handbound leather journal. The original drawing measures 9 by 9 inches and the final limited edition print measures 8.5 by 11 inches. This size print is easy to mat and frame and hang on your wall. A pre-cut 11 by 14 inch mat with an opening cut for an 8 by 10 inch will fit this print perfectly. Then just slip it into your favourite 11 by 14 inch picture frame.

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I began by drawing Ingrid using Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens. I use all their nib sizes when drawing. After the ink work is completed I begin adding the coloured pencil.

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Adding in more coloured pencil to achieve some depth and highlights. I really enjoy using Prismacolor Verithin coloured pencils over any other Prismacolor or other brand because the lead stay sharp and are extra hard allowing you to shade those tiny places without the worry of your lead softening or breaking for that matter.

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She’d make a mighty fine baby shower gift or a hooting happy gift for the owl lover in your life. She is Listed for sale here in my Etsy Shop. I ship internationally too.

Little Orange the Cat – new illustration

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I finished this kitty cat art a couple of weeks ago.

Paper Size – 12×12 inches / 30,5cm by 30,5cm
Limited Edition of 100 only – available in my art shop

Purrfect for the cat lover in your life!

Here is a shot of Little Orange in progress inside the handmade leather bound sketchbook that Chris purchased for me for Christmas last year.

IMG_0544And below are my three sleepy kitties from yesterday morning.

And these are my three sleepy kitties basking in the mid-morning morning sun from yesterday.

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Abigail the Bird – Drawing

Abigail the Bird - drawing by artist Jessica Doyle

Detail Abigail the bird - sketch inside fabriano quadrato artist journal

Abigail the bird - sketch inside fabriano quadrato artist journal

Abigail was created with ink and coloured pencil on ingris paper. She measures 9×9 inches.

She’s a rather phat birdie! 😉

I’ve been listing many original illustrations in the shop. More will be added in the coming weeks. It feels great to be working again. I’m so glad you are all here. You give me hope to continue onwards.

Delilah the Fish – Meet the newest member of the Fish family

fish art by Jessica Doyle

Meet “Delilah the Fish” who is the newest member of the growing fish family.

She measures 8.5 x 11 inches (21,5cm by 27,7cm) and was created with the finest artist quality inks and coloured pencils on archival card stock.

Fish look wonderful hanging in bathrooms or in children’s bedrooms. They add a special bit a sea life to any home.

The original is listed here and limited edition prints are listed here. Do note that I am only producing 25 limited edition prints of Delilah.

And you can download a high resolution scan of Delilah and print out a whopping 29 by 22 inch version if you like from here!

Metamorphosis – anemone drawing

Anemone drawing by artist Jessica Doyle

When you have felt bad for so long you don’t realize how bad you actually were feeling until you feel a bit better. And when you really begin to believe that when you let go of all that bad, your heart will automatically open and be receptive to all the good.

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I drew this mystical marine anemone with ink and coloured pencil inside a 9×9 inch Fabriano Quadrato Artist Journal.

The Cathedral

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A short fictional story…

A simple handshake made her heart flutter… made her exhale and unable to inhale and she hasn’t been quite the same since.

On Christmas Eve everything changed. I felt electricity flowing when I turned and shook your hand and wished you Merry Christmas near the end of Mass. I haven’t been the same since. That ‘flutter’ still exists. I still didn’t know who you were. I don’t believe this has ever happened before to me.

And then you shot around the pew that separated us as the congregation stood to form lines to receive the sacrement. I couldn’t help but smile and talk to you. I know it was church and that you are not supposed to talk but your smile made me melt and your eyes mirrored what I felt. It was so cliché that I asked what your name was saying that you look familiar and did we attend high school together?

I felt blood rush to my head and nothing else existed but your smile, your face, your bright shining eyes your and second handshake upon introducing yourself while I introduced myself to you. My nerves exploded.

And we did attend high school together. We were in law class together.

You told me you worked in Alberta at the tar sands and that you had a house on the Old Rothesay Road.

I told you I bought a house over East and that I was an artist. You asked if that was hard and I said “At times” but that I rent rooms too, to supplement my income.

We walked down the length of the pew and joined the moving throngs of Catholics in the central main aisle to receive the sacrement. I wanted to keep talking… I wanted to hold your hand… wanted to scream I like you… wanted to put words to what I was feeling inside.

You had said that you likely wouldn’t be attending the 20th high school reunion but that you might attend the 25th in 2016.

I walked back to the pew after communion and the heat creeping over my body was almost more than I could endure, while kneeling to pray. When I rose to sit you were still kneeling behind me. I could barely breath. The rushes never stopped. Then the congregation rose to sing the processional hymn Silent Night. I’m singing and thinking that I need you! How do I get in touch with you.

When people began to leave the service and began talking amongst each other I turned to you and dug out a business card and gave it to you as you said you weren’t on Facebook. My folk’s were leaving and I had to go with them. I walked slowly from the church and then outside into the frigid Winter air darting my eyes to see if I could catch another glimpse of you. I didn’t see you. My mind wrestless with thoughts. Is he married? Is he single? I can’t believe I dug out a business card in church and gave it to a man.

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I climbed into the back seat of the car while dad climbed into the front. We waited for mom. Then you walked in front of the car, crossed over and got into the drivers side of a beige pick-up truck, alone and sat there staring across at the headlights of the car I was in. And I stared back at the dark truck you were in. I wanted to jump out and run over to you. All I could do was stare and hope that you’d contact me via my website contact page as there was no phone number listed on the business card that I had given you earlier.

A star from fell from the sky that night after mass while she stood on the backyard deck around midnight.

Christmas Eve came and went.

I drew the pen marker drawing inside a Fabriano Quadrato Artist Journal on the 23rd of December while thinking about skyscrapers and how humans are stacked one on top of the other within them and how it’s better to live on the upper most floors where the street noise is faint and water and sewer pipes are not continuously flowing within the walls.