Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

Concours Lux 2010 – Cocktail/dévoilement (30 septembre)

September 20, 2010

Winners of this year’s Prix Lux illustration and photo competition will be announced at their upcoming cocktail/networking 5@7 Sept. 30 at Excentris. Tickets are $15. For more information visit:

Le dévoilement des pièces gagnantes lors d’un 5@7 réseautage à l’Ex-Centris le jeudi 30 septembre prochain. Nous vous invitons à venir célébrer en grand nombre les lauréats de la 13e édition du concours lors d’un cocktail / dévoilement. Une soirée unique à ne pas manquer – pour tous : illustrateurs, photographes, agences, magazines et studios – afin de se rencontrer et de discuter tout en découvrant les plus belles images de l’année. Vous pouvez acheter vos billets (15$) en ligne dès aujourd’hui.

Resources for aspiring illustrators: ESCAPE FROM ILLUSTRATION ISLAND

March 7, 2010

Many visual artists fantasize about making a career in illustration, but there are a lot of questions when you’re first starting out. How do I build a great portfolio? How do I get in touch with art directors? How do I promote my work?

One place I go when I need tips or inspiration (or productive procrastination) is Escape from Illustration Island. Here you’ll find interviews, forums, and regular podcasts that will answer many of your questions.

The top posts of February 2010 include
How To Stand Out and Be Noticed, What is Your Biggest Challenge as an Illustrator?, and How to Create a Free Portfolio Site.

Making It Montreal Exhibit I. (Vernissage tonight)

March 2, 2010

Making It Montreal” Group Exhibit  @ Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent, corner St-Joseph) March 2 – 31.

Vernissage: Tuesday March 2, 6:00-9:00 PM, Free Admission
Round-table discussion at 8 PM, followed by free DJ night

Featuring new works by some of Montreal’s best print artists:
Kiarra Albina
Tyler Rauman
Aimée van Drimmelen
Jesse Purcell

Harley Smart

Limited-edition prints by the featured artists will be available for sale to the public at the vernissage, and the exhibit will remain open to the public throughout the month of March.

“Making It Montreal” is a unique research and promotion project highlighting English-speaking artists who chose to make Montreal home.

Sophie Glowa at Cagibi (ending soon)

February 2, 2010

If you haven’t seen Sophie Glowa’s show of huminal drawing/paintings and cut outs at Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent) pass by soon. It won’t be up for long!

Opening: Works on Paper Project (Red Bird Gallery)

January 20, 2010

The second chapter of the Red Bird Gallery’s Works on Paper Project takes place January 29-31, 12-6pm. This ongoing project features a wide range of 2D works from some of Montreal’s most exciting emerging artists.

Vernissage Thursday Jan. 28, 7-12. 135 Van Horne O.

(click flyer to enlarge)

Drawing is Thinking: Milton Glaser

January 17, 2010

“I’m convinced that it’s only through drawing that I look at things carefully. That the act of drawing makes me conscious of what I’m looking at. If I wasn’t drawing I sense that I wouldn’t be seeing…”
– Milton Glaser

Check out this great short video of Milton Glaser (co-founder of Pushpin Studios) drawing and chatting about drawing: MILTON GLASER DRAWS & LECTURES from C. Coy on Vimeo. (Originally found at

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We Love Your Mother’s Watercolours (Jan. 14)

January 2, 2010

We Love Your Mother’s Watercolours
is a selection of exhibitions that will be happening over the next six months at the Green Room (5386 St-Laurent). First up is work by Claire Boucher, starting January 14 2010. For the full schedule click here.


July 20, 2009

Going out and drawing in the real world is one of the best ways to hone your skills, draw people, and enjoy the summer. Join us for a D&D SUMMER DRAWING SESSION this Sunday, July 26!

At 2 p.m. sharp we’ll leave Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent) and walk over to Parc Mont-Royal to sketch medieval warrior battles, sun bathers and more!

As usual bring your own everything. In case of rain we’ll stay at Casa.

(facebook group)

Wed April 15: D&D Comics Jam!

April 6, 2009

For the next D&D we decided to resurrect the Comics Jam!
What is a “Comics Jam” ? Well it’s not a bunch of dudes geeking out over Spiderman. It’s a collaborative drawing party, and YOU are invited.

HOW: Bring a nice piece of paper, divide it up into segments, and start drawing (painting, colouring…).  When you have filled one square you pass it to someone else and they fill the next square and pass it on. There are no rules, styles vary, stories unfold, people fall in love, wars break out, the world is knocked off it’s axis, Days of Our Lives is still on television, shit is fun.

WHERE: Casa del Popolo, 4873 St-Laurent
WHEN: Wednesday, April 15  7 p.m.
WHY: Because.

Thanks to Tyler Rauman for the fine idea and poster artwork!

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from “Drawing from Photographs” (Feb. 8, 2009)…