Category Archives: drawings

A tiger and one yawning mouse – childhood drawings from 1984

childhood drawings of Jessica Doyle from 1984 - one tiger and one yawning mouse

If you are an artist you’ve likely been drawing since you were very young in age. These are two of my ink drawings from 1984. I would have been 11 years old when I drew both of these on pretty pink and yellow papers with a blue Bic pen. Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day – wreath of joy drawing

mothers day wreath illustration berries leaves joy happiness artist jessica doyle

Just a quick note to say happy mother’s mother’s day to my mom.

I love you! xoxo

I drew this wreath late last year with a Pilot G-tec C4 pen inside a Fabriano Quadrato journal. Last week, I added in some vibrant colour using Prismacolor Verithin coloured pencils and a few highlights with a white Pilot Choose pen. The illustration section pictured above, squared from the journal, measures roughly 5×5 inches (12,5cm by 12,5cm).

Sharing some statistics and opening this blog up for sponsorship

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mandala art by illustrator jessica doyle

Everyone likes statistics right? I do, and I enjoy reading when others share their stats with me on their blog. So these are my daily stats as of April 13th, 2011. I will update them regularly. Thank you.

Subscribed RSS/Email – 782
Personal Facebook – 574
Facebook Fanpage – 778
Twitter – 1691
Flickr Contacts – 827
Flickr Groups that I belong to – 177
Google Friend Connect – 283
Blog Pageviews – 500 average as per WordPress Stats
Etsy Shop Hearts – 9032
Etsy Treasuries that my work is featured in – 1,207
Etsy Sales – 1,563
Etsy Circles (the social media of Etsy) – 552
Google Buzz – 1,816
Total number of blog posts since March 2006 – 805
Google Page Rank – 4
Alexa Worldwide Rank – 746,280
Alexa Canadian Rank – 15,875
Quantcast Rank – 671,445
Technorati Rank – 45,248
Technorati Arts Rank – 1,741

In all, that is thousands of potential traffic to your site if you choose to advertise with me. Continue reading

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

Recent Fabriano Quadrato Artist Journal Drawings and the story of how I got this sketchbook

About two weeks ago I got two brand spanking new journals to draw in! Happy!

The Fabriano Quadrato Artists Journals are 9×9 inchs in size and are no where to be found in North America. I scoured the internet until I located some in the United Kingdom but sadly the company did not ship outside of Europe. I contacted artist Lorrie Whittington who resides in the UK and together we began a Facebook assault to see if other’s were interested in going in with us to buy them. A big thank you to Lorrie with whom I coordinated the ordering and buying of these skecthbooks with! Continue reading

Traffic noise amidst the winds of change

The life was sucked out of me on 12th Avenue. The incessant traffic noise I wrote about on more than one occasion in my journal. It didn’t ebb and flow there but rather marched no cannon balled and madly screamed back and forth along that magnificent tree lined East Vancouver Street.

I remember mere moments of stillness when the traffic did stop for a light or for a pedestrian brave enough to cross through Continue reading