The deadline for our next giveaway is November 30th

prizes to win in collective art project

Upload your drawings before November 30th and you will be automatically entered to win.

On November 30th  we will select 7 of the most interesting contributions to the Big Picture for our fourth giveaway and they will win prizes by our sponsors. If you already participated in the project, you don’t need to do anything,  you are automatically eligible to win a prize.

Our giveaway prizes

2 Pan Pastels sets with 5 colors of your choice, a tray and a soft tools starter set

 

1 Strathmore Vision sketchbook 5.5 x 8.5 inches and a Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

 

1 Strathmore Vision sketchbook 7 x 10 inches and 1 Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

1 Speedball Sketching  Set

1 Speedball Artist Set

1 Speedball fountain pen

If you already uploaded you drawings, you are automatically entered for the giveaways

Each participant can upload up to 4 pictures

Good luck !

Culture Days 2017- Thank you to all the participants!

For Culture Days Sophie Babeanu (art therapist in North Vancouver) and I, Sandrine Pelissier (visual artist in North Vancouver) have arranged a few drawing stations in the studio with simple instructions.

culture days 2017 north vancouver

At each station, you could try a different drawing technique.

drawing with your non dominant hand

Like drawing with your non- dominant hand

drawing from random scribbles

Or finding a drawing from random scribbles on paper

drawing from random scribbles

no phone selfie monoprint technique

Or drawing a self portrait with a mirror monoprint easy technique.

participants to the big picture art project

Once the drawings were made, participants had the opportunity to have their drawings scanned and to upload them to the Big Picture Art Project 

Thank you to all the participants!!

We had some awesome participations to the big picture from our Culture Days visitors. Here are a few:

 

See you next year !

We are encouraging art teachers and artists to use our project as the starting point for any drawing or writing activities they would like to organize. So let us know and we will be happy to help promote your activity!

Congratulations to the winners of our third giveaway !

We selected the winners of our third giveaway. Congratulations to all the talented artists and story tellers!

There were so many good stories and drawings that we really wished we had more prizes to give. We were often moved, interested or amazed by the stories you shared, thank you 🙂

We will let you know soon the deadline for our next giveaway, with even more prizes by our sponsors. You are entered automatically by participating in the Big Picture.

The Artist Network Prize :Venita Salian

 

Drawing by Venita Salian

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

Before I reached the age of 12, we moved about 5 times in India due to my parents jobs and plans. Even though I made friends easily, moving made me feel lonely, but it also helped me develop a vivid imagination, which brought out the creative side in me. This happy memory/imagination was after it rained in Bombay, India. Puddles make great mini oceans to float paper boats.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

I live in Canada, Ontario now and I still have a lot of places in Canada I need to visit. I would like to visit Vancouver to see the Canadian Rockies.

 

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

Venita wins a  one year subscription to artistsnetwork.tv by the Artist Network

One year subscription to the artist network tv

Copic Prize: Darrell Wilson

 

Drawing by Darrell Wilson

Country: United States

The Story behind my drawing:

There are many things that have inspired me over my lifetime. Seeing older men from my neighborhood having a beard as a child was one. I was always intrigued seeing these guys as they would interact on the block and at the local barbershop while getting them groomed. It just seemed so cool. Not only did they look good, but each person’s beard embodied their self-expression and shaped their personality. I have had a beard for seven years and it has given me a sense of freedom. So, I created this picture to ask the question, “What does your beard say about you?”

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

I would love to visit Vancouver one day. It looks so beautiful.

 

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

Darrell wins a  Strathmore Vision sketchbook  7x 10″ and a Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

Strathmore Prize: Krista Wells

Drawing by Krista Wells

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

I drew this from a photo I took at a café in Lagos, Portugal. There are many dogs and cats in need of rescuing in Portugal, but there are dedicated people who volunteer to make their lives better by running shelters and adoption events. My friends Robin and Diana always have a soft spot for dogs in need. They had a very old dog who had recently died. When I ran into them at the café, they had just picked up their new dog from the dog shelter. Robin is caressing his newly rescued pooch. The dog is soaking up the love. This will be a happy life filled with surfing, yoga, and romping on the beach.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

When I was a child, I visited my uncle who was an architect in a Vancouver. He was a small man, about 5″4″. He wore a pith helmet and a bow tie. He drove a Morgan convertible. My strongest image is of him behind the wheel, barely able to see over the dash, and beside him in the passenger seat, sitting very tall, is his Great Dane.

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

Krista wins 1 Strathmore Vision sketchbook 5.5 x 8.5″ and 1 Copic Multi-liner set of inking pens

 

PanPastel Prize #1 : Medha Karandikar

Drawing by Medha Karandikar

Country: USA

The Story behind my drawing:

The title of this picture is “Memory post-it’s”. I try to remember ideas for drawings and writings. Sometimes they do not stick in my memory unless I write them down. I have a little box of post-it’s on which I write a few lines to describe what I hope will eventually become a short story or a lovely painting. Dementia in the family is a constant reminder that a good memory is a gift to cherish. Post-it notes are my way to make my memories last.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

The Art Gallery is what will draw me to Vancouver. I will love to spend an entire day at the Vancouver Art Gallery. My niece has just moved to Seattle, and I plan to visit her and make a road trip to Vancouver for a couple of days. I want to experience the cultural diversity that they say Vancouver is known for.

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

Medha wins 1 pan pastels sets with 5 colors of your choice, a tray and a soft tools starter set

PanPastel Prize #2 : Jenn Ashton

Drawing by Jenn Ashton

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

This year I had a very bad shoulder injury from too much painting, for months I had to use my nondominant hand. It was actually fantastic, I learned how to draw using only my left hand – which is what this picture was drawn with. This picture is me and the dogs in bed, at the start of my injury, when it was still very painful.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

I love Vancouver! My G3x Grandfather was one of Vancouver’s first 100 Pioneers, and my Gx3 Grandmother was indigenous from WhoiWhoi (Stanley Park). This is my home and the home of my ancestors:-)

 

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

Jenn wins 1 pan pastels sets with 5 colors of your choice, a tray and a soft tools starter set

 

Speedball Prize #1:Gaëlle Vejlupek

Drawing by Gaëlle Vejlupek

Country: switzerland

The Story behind my drawing:

I have a very strong connection to nature, and even more to the swiss forests and mountains, and what I draw most of the time represents that link.
My drawings are related to stories that I imagine once I take my brushes and inks, and the characters living in my imaginary world.
This is one of those characters living in my imaginary world. He is planting seeds and taking care of the forest

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

I loved Vancouver, and Vancouver Island . I spent some time sleeping in the forest there, saw a bear and many dears, it was a very nice, refilling and peaceful time

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

Gaëlle wins a Speedball Sketching Artist Set

 

Speedball Prize #2:  Ngoc Hong Hong

Drawing by Ngoc Hong Hong

Country: Viet Nam

The Story behind my drawing:

When I was little I went to Hang Ma market with older sister every year to celebrate the Full-moon Festival. I remember roaming the street all night long under the glittering light and colorful lanterns. We used spent all of our ‘saving’ for toys or treats and soon to feel regretful for our ‘irresponsible spending’ in the next day…
This is the drawing of the little store that me and my sister used to come over in Full-moon festival. Every time I look at this drawing, it brought me back to the old day when I was hand in hand with my big sis, strolling around the street in the red lantern night.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

I have only seen Vancouver through photos and stories from friends. Vancouver is a beautiful city and I would like to have a chance to visit Vancouver in the future!

 

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 Ngoc Hong Hong wins a Speedball fountain pen

 

 

Once again congratulations to all participating artists, we could select only 7 winners and this was a difficult tasks as many of you shared stories and drawings that did touch, interest and amazed us 🙂