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Tree Line

Calm homage to the beauty and subtlety of autumn;
an unusual break from swirls and detail
to that of straightened lines and softened hues.

*ACEO Size – 3.5″ by 2.5″ or 89mm by 64mm
Medium – sepia india ink and lightfast coloured pencil on flower petal textured paper

The original is available here. If you are interested in a print simply let me know and I can create one for you in ACEO or 5×7 size.

*An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. they always measure 3.5″ by 2.5″ and can be created from any medium. They are an awesome way to collect affordable art.

Lost at Sea – Series of four fab abstract fish

Lost at Sea… no.1

lost-at-sea by artist jessica doyle

Lost at Sea… no.2

Lost at Sea...no.2 by artist jessica doyle

Lost at Sea… no.3

Lost at Sea...no.3 by artist jessica doyle

Lost at Sea… no.4

Lost at Sea...no.4 by artist jessica doyle

Each was created using a combination of Pilot Hi-tec C pens, Windsor and Newton Watercolour, Faber Castell India ink and/or gold flec ink on either Arches watercolour paper, flower petal textured paper or cream coloured heavy cardstock.

Size of each original illustration is 3.5 by 2.5 inches / 8,9cm by 6,4cm

Each is an ACEO which stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals and are each available in my shop. Some of the originals have already sold. Reproductions are available in ACEO mini print and 5×7 inch size.

Look What Popped Up from the Ground

Medium – Windsor & Newton Watercolour and Pilot Hi-tec C pens on heavy cream coloured textured card stock
Size – 3.5 by 2.5 inches (8,7cm by 6,4cm)

Look What Popped Up from the Ground made the front page of Etsy not once but twice. Wow… thank you! It is an ACEO which stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. It is for sale in my shop in ACEO mini print format and in 5×7 inch size.

Meet Emily the Fish (Milton’s Little Sister), learn about treasuries and Etsy front page appearances

I created Emily with india ink, watercolour and pilot pens on acid free card stock. The original measures 3.5 by 2.5 inches and is for sale at the Klausen Gallery. Prints are available in my shop from mini print size up to 11 by 8.5 inch size.

And this is Emily’s big brother, Milton the fish. Milton made the front page a few weeks ago. Thank you Organikx for curating a wonderful treasury.

Etsy Front Page Jessica Doyle art

A treasury can be curated by any registered member of the Etsy community. Both buyers and sellers can curate. The Etsy Administration picks one treasury out of hundreds to be featured on the front page usually once per hour per day. On average there are 18 to 24 treasuries featured on the front page everyday each containing 12 items with 3 items in reserve if one or more of those featured 12 sell while on the front page. In total there are a possible 288 slots per day.

This week I introduced matting and backing into the shop for the 5×7 inch print size. They look pretty good. More sizes will follow as the month progresses.

Matted fish art prints from artist Jessica Doyle

Here fishie fishie!

Milton the Fish

He’s cute eh!

I created prints of Milton. They look identical to the original and are available in three different sizes for in my shop. He’s one of my best sellers!

Milton the Fish

I took a chance and submitted Milton to a flick group called Cutable. This was the first creation I submitted to that group. He made the front page of the Cutable Blog the following morning.

This original was drawn with india ink, lightfast colored pencil and painted with Windsor and Newton Watercolor on Cold press arches watercolor paper.

Artist Tip #20 – How to Draw a Miniature in 5 EASY Steps

How to Draw a Miniature in 5 EASY Steps

  1. Cut a piece of paper no larger than half the size of the palm of your hand
  2. Grab your smallest tipped paintbrush, nibbed pen or sharpen that pencil tip to a very fine point
  3. Make sure your eyes are never further than 8 inches away from that piece of paper at all times
  4. Begin creating NOW
  5. Use a magnifying glass if necessary

Last Tip – Fighting for the right to be an artist

Growing Beautiful in the Garden of Eden

Drawn with professional Pilot pens and painted with Windsor and Newton Watercolor on very thick acid free textured cream colored stock. It is an ACEO which stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.

Size – 2.5 by 3.5 inches

Update – The original has sold. Prints are available in 5×7 inch and ACEO mini print size in my art shop.

Chickens with ONE leg holding their eggs…

Chickens with one leg
holding their eggs
perched on their nests
they tweet.

I love drawing with children in mind. This miniature measures 3 by 3 inches or 75mm by 75mm. I drew it with india ink, painted it with watercolor and finished it with lightfast colored pencil on heavy hot press watercolor paper.

While in my final year of college in Fredericton I spent six month’s independently studying and creating children’s illustration. Was one of my favorite times. I actually made the dean’s list upon graduating in 1996 and pursued graphic design for the next 10 years only illustrating when it was part of the job and when I had precious time.

I’ve been digging out much of my research and rough sketches for inspiration since moving back to Saint John. This chicken children’s illustration is newly created and oddly enough, not derived from a past endeavor.

Where did these one legged chickens come from then?

I wonder if the little dude found them?

You can find them in my art shop.