Congratulations to the winners of our Fifth giveaway !

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

As usual it was heartbreaking to select only 7 winners in all the last 2 months uploads. 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.

Artist Network Prize :  Susan Daily

Drawing by Susan Daily

Country: United States

The Story behind my drawing:

I drew this self portrait rather quickly, concentrating on the shape of my face and trying to capture with lines the main features of my face. I am noticing that in this phase of my life I am shocked at my own appearance as an aging person, though the features are familiar, they are not what I expect to see! The sweater pattern was fun to do, and took the longest time. When I was drawing this I was entirely in the present moment, and I like that there is humor in it as well. I’m 67 years old now, and my being able to do art and continue to learn things refreshes me and keeps me feeling alive and enthusiastic about life.

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

Vancouver is a dream like place to me, very far from home, with beautiful forests and dramatic outdoor vistas. I hope to have the chance to go there and paint and draw in the future. It’s also the home of this project, which I think is most wonderful, like connecting people and their dreams from all over the globe in universal themes and personal feelings.

Find my work at:
https://www.pinterest.com/scfre/my-art-2016-2017/

 

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

Susan wins one month of free access to Artist Network TV and a video and eBook download from the Artist Network.

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Copic Prize:  Robin Gray

Drawing by Robin Gray

Country: United States

The Story behind my drawing:

Early morning. A non-dominant hand drawing of the corner where my spouse always sits gives me a chance to reflect on what it would mean to me if that chair were empty. She’s received a diagnosis of liver cancer and the options from here are not clear. We’ll do everything we can to make the right choices never knowing if they are the right choices. For now, the chair is her space, surrounded by treasures we’ve brought home from vacations. The tree a metalwork sculpture by a woman in Asheville whose husband sold her art out of his gas station. The plate a find on a trip before we moved down South, a reminder of lapping water and ocean waves.

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

I have visited Vancouver once, and will always remember it as the only place I’ve been where one can dip their toes in a bit of ocean water, scan a modern skyline and see snow capped mountains beyond. Almost three decades ago, and the memory brings a smile to my face every time.

 

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

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

Strathmore Prize: Caitlyn Lesnick

Drawing by Caitlyn Lesnick

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

“I like drinking coffee alone and reading alone. I like riding the bus alone and walking home alone. it gives me time to think and set my mind free. I like eating alone and listening to music alone. But when I see a mother with her child; a girl with her lover; or friends laughing with their best friend; I realize that even though I like being alone I don’t fancy being lonely” – Unknown
thid piece was created by Indian ink being dropped onto wet watercolour paper, allowing it to move freely to create shapes and designs on its own. after it had tried undesired parts were covered with white paint to define the picture.

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

I’m from a small town in Ontario and I enjoy doing landscape and portrait photography, I would love to go to Vancouver and just explore and take pictures of all the interesting parts of the city.

Find my work at:
https://lesnickcaitlyn.wixsite.com/cmlartandphotography

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

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

 

PanPastel Prize #1 : Hao Nguyen

Drawing by Hao Nguyen

Country: Vietnam

The Story behind my drawing:

Skateboarding. I drew this form of pushing the board when I was at Vietnam and got a little trip far from home with my friends. One of my friends accidentally took this picture with skateboard, containers behind the background and me. I decided to draw this picture because I see skateboarding as not only a sport but as a form of art that I greatly appreciate. I wrote it out with skateboards because I intended to directly present that skateboarding was able to apply to this project. To me skateboarding is more than just a sport, it is a way of expression myself and a way I can visually project and apply the ideas we have inside our heads. It takes a great deal of creativity and skill to be a skateboarder which is why I think of skateboarding as not only a normal sport, but instead we see it as a form of art.

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

The weather in Vancouver is nice. It isn’t too hot or too cold.

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

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

PanPastel Prize #2 : Gento Sekiguchi

Drawing by Gento Sekiguchi

Country: Japan

The Story behind my drawing:

I like to play basketball and I have been played basketball for three years. Basketball become my part of life. I had played basketball since I was living in Japan. Also, today I still play basketball. When I came to Canada I did not have any friend and I did not speak English at all. However, I saw some guys were playing basketball and I asked them to play together. Then I played with them. While we were playing we did not talk but I thought we were getting know each other. We became friend. I like basketball because it is exciting, and it help me to make new friends.

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

I love the view in Vancouver from North Vancouver to Vancouver. The mountains are so beautiful.

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

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

 

Speedball Prize #1: Anastasiia Frolova

Drawing by Anastasiia Frolova

Country: Russia

The Story behind my drawing:

In my artwork, I decided to show one of my favorite places, Tofino. For the first time, I went there during the Thanksgiving long weekend with my family. It took us a long time to get there, but when we arrived, our hears stopped. We could not realize that landscape we saw was real. My family rented a small villa for two days from which had a perfect view on the private beach. In the morning, we prepared breakfast, set on the terrace, and enjoyed the sunrise drinking hot coffee. The sound of waves, singing birds, and murmur of the forest made completed the harmonic atmosphere. That was the perfect morning with the family in the most beautiful place.

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

I love the nature in Vancouver. In Vancouver, there is a variety of people from different countries. I also love to watch the sunset on English Bay.

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

Anastasiia wins a Speedball Artist Set

Speedball Prize #2: Hanaa Saeed

Drawing by Hanaa Saeed

Country: Egypt

The Story behind my drawing:

One of the most annoying things is when someone borrows a pen and never gives it back..Well..I was attending an English conversation course, I had no pen then, One of my colleagues lent me an extra pen she had which was clearly new,
that day I absolutely forgot to give it back, i
I wrote notes to myself (on my hand, on my planner..etc) to remember; however, every single time I forgot!!! So frustrating!!
The lessons were over and there was no chance to meet “the pen owner” ever again..Two months passed and I never used it…never felt it’s main..
One day while I was in a nearby pharmacy _where I am training_ A humble old man entered and asked for his medicine..nothing special..
And out of nowhere he said: “Don’t you have one you don’t need ?”
I opened my pen case…gave him the pen…
_”whose pen is this?”
_”Sir, it is yours” I smiled
He accepted it happily..
After a couple of days he came again with the pen in his shirt pocket..
Everything happens for a reason.. 🙂

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

I would like to visit it one day God’s willing..

Find my work at:
https://www.facebook.com/hanaa1610238/

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

Hanaa wins a Speedball Sketching Set

 

Once again congratulations to all participating artists, this project would not exist without you !

We reached one thousand upload today !!! Thank you !

See the 1000’s upload on the Big Picture 

Thank you !!
We reached the 1000th upload today.
Thank you to all participants, you are helping us make this project a reality!!

We love reading your stories and are often moved by them ! It is so nice to be able to access hand drawn slices of life from everywhere in the world and feel a connection.

The Big Picture in numbers

1000 uploads today

Here is a list of participating countries, by decreasing number of participants

1 United States
2 Canada
3 United Kingdom
4 India
5 Australia
6 France
7 Netherlands
8 Turkey
9 Ukraine
10 Pakistan
11 Brazil
12 Ireland
13 Singapore
14 Germany
15 Italy
16 Spain
17 Mexico
18 Austria
19 Indonesia
20 Romania
21 Russia
22 Nigeria
23 Vietnam
24 Argentina
25 Colombia
26 Hong Kong
27 Hungary
28 Japan
29 Luxembourg
30 New Zealand
31 Serbia
32 Bangladesh
33 Belgium
34 Bulgaria
35 Belarus
36 Costa Rica
37 Israel
38 French Polynesia
39 Portugal
40 Sudan
41 Venezuela
42 Switzerland
43 Ecuador
44 Georgia
45 South Korea
46 Malta
47 Oman
48 Philippines
49 Poland
50 Uruguay

And here is a list of the 50 first cities by number of participants:

2 North Vancouver
2 (not set)
3 Vancouver
4 Calgary
5 Toronto
6 London
7 Ankara
8 Lucknow
9 Seattle
10 Tulsa
11 Paris
12 Singapore
13 Lahore
14 New York
15 Burnaby
16 Ottawa
17 Dublin
18 Lviv
19 Oakland
20 Spring Hill
21 Indianapolis
22 Rivne
23 Sydney
24 New Westminster
25 Victoria
26 West Vancouver
27 Montreal
28 Slough
29 Lagos
30 San Diego
31 Chicago
32 Florence
33 Hillsboro
34 Mauldin
35 Nashville
36 Beaumont
37 University
38 Brisbane
39 Vienna
40 Edmonton
41 Coquitlam
42 Mississauga
43 Windsor
44 Regina
45 Budapest
46 Surabaya
47 Bengaluru
48 Chennai
49 Mexico City
50 Bucharest

 

Participate in the Big Picture before February 28th and you will entered to win prizes in our next giveaway

Upload your drawings before February 28th and you will be automatically entered to win.

win awesome art prizes

On February 28,  we will select 7 of the most interesting contributions to the Big Picture for our fifth 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.

 See the winners of our past giveaways here:

Our giveaway prizes

 

 

art prizes to win

 

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

 

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

Each participant can upload up to 4 pictures

Good luck !

 

CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE

Congratulations to the winners of our fourth giveaway !

Congratulations to the winners of our 4th giveaway

We selected the winners of our fourth 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.

Copic Prize:  Laurence Caron C.

Drawing by Laurence Caron C.

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

I always considered that drawing someone’s portrait is an intimate act, a way to enter the most secret and truthful part of somebody’s soul. As a transgender, I’ve lived a disrupted link to my body. During my transition from male to agendered person (using They, them singular pronoun) I deconstructed the binary gender system and it influenced my art. While Iwas getting a bachelor degree in the field of art I concentrated my work around realism and surrealism, but those styles didn’t seem to fit me, because I kept on asking questioning the conformity to beauty and aesthetics standards. I realised that pointillism and strokes were a way to deconstruct the image and that it fits with my way of understanding the body aesthetic. I kept tracks of the moments I was the less dysphoric to realise that it was only while I was naked. Afterward, it’s really logic, because while I’m naked, I look at my body for what it is, nothing more, nothing less, instead of looking at it through a social constr

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

Vancouver is something I don’t know yet. The only thing I can say is that Vancouver is bigger than every city I’ve ever been to. Maybe this city could be a nice destination for a futur trip… who knows..

Find my work at:
https://laurencecarts.wordpress.com/

 

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

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

Strathmore Prize: Rey Daoed

Drawing by Rey Daoed

Country: USA

The Story behind my drawing:

I am 15. I am an artist with disabilities. I can’t speak. I use the iPad or hand write to communicate. I am young but I had my first exhibition and sold my artwork. Since then, I was selected for more art opportunities, art fair and exhibitions. I have progressed so much and am able to go beyond expectation.
I am living in Washington state and often travel to Canada.

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

This painting is about my visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge. That was fun!

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

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

 

PanPastel Prize #1 : Rory Fehr

Drawing by Rory Fehr

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

My childhood is littered with memories of visiting my great grandparent’s house in Silver Valley, AB. These memories mostly consist of quading to the river, searching for Gypsum in the washout near by, and lots of chats around their dinning table. Opa’s stories and old memories still make me laugh, and while I observe Nana’s amazing knitting skills, I ponder how they are able to store so much energy in their old, fragile bodies. As they pass their sixty-seventh anniversary, with four children, eight grand children, and eleven great grand children, the whole family, their friends, and their neighbors and both proud and surprised that they are still living on their own. My sketch represents those memories of sitting around the table, in their miss-matched chairs, playing Scrabble, and those of trying to play Pool in their basement. Such times I wish to hold forever, but will have to satisfy with the memories instead.

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

I live in Dawson Creek, BC, and I have never been to Vancouver, though I would really enjoy it. I would love to see the Pacific Coast and bike through Stanley Park.

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

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

PanPastel Prize #2 : Karima H

Drawing by Karima H

Country: Mexico

The Story behind my drawing:

When I moved from Mexico to Canada the cultural shock was difficult. One difference in particular was the lack of hugs. This drawing is talking about this new environment and how I am adapting to it. Moving to another country involves meeting lots of new people, everyone is a stranger at first. In Mexico when we say hello to someone we know or don’t know we hug them, here in Canada they usually don’t. This pandas are not afraid of hugging.

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

I moved from Mexico to Canada to study Fine Arts and Body & Mind Therapy. Vancouver became a special place that exposed me to a completely different live that I had in my country. Despite being a growing city, Vancouver encourages the conservation and protection of the environment which I found fascinating. The multicultural experience of the city is a great opportunity to know other cultures and expand the interpretation of reality.

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

 

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

 

Speedball Prize #1: Katya Bozukova

Drawing by Katya Bozukova

Country: United Kingdom

The Story behind my drawing:

As a woman doing martial arts, I often get comments about how un-feminine I am: that I am a ‘brute’, ‘scary’, ‘terrifying’. This is so much part of my experience, my nickname at my local club is ‘pitbull’. While martial arts accepts women of all stripes, temperaments, and body types, I sometimes feel like a witch because of the way I choose to represent myself. However, I chose not to let these comments become hurtful, and I embrace them instead of turning them away. I am proud of my work and I am proud of my scars and I am proud to be who I am – even if it does not fit in with what society says women should be like.

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

Vancouver makes me think about freedom and success. Travelling there would be amazing, because it would mean I have enough money to afford the ticket, and enough clout so that I am not turned away at the border. (As a Bulgarian living in the UK, the reality of internationalism is made clear to me every single day.)

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

Katya wins a Speedball Artist Set

Speedball Prize #2: Sue Wellington

Drawing by Sue Wellington

Country: Sweden

The Story behind my drawing:

This is a pine tree that I see basically every day in my daily walk through the forest in our outer suburb of Stockholm. I moved here 8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia for a relationship. I’m still here! Though it’s been challenging on every level. But exciting too.

I find that those trees, especially the pines, make me feel at home. So they’re really important to me emotionally. I see them as my friends and I try to render their individuality. It pains me that many of them appear to be dying. I feel people take pine trees for granted, so I try to honour them in my drawings and paintings. A memorial.

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

One of my favourite tv shows is Smallville, which was filmed in Vancouver. As a result of this I always think of Vancouver fondly, as well as being on my list of places I’d love to visit.

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

Sue wins a Speedball Artist Set

Speedball Prize #3: Su Leng Han

Drawing by Su Leng Han

Country: Singapore

The Story behind my drawing:

This is me in my happy place, taking time to do the things that make my soul happy. I am currently on a 6-month break from work and am thankful for this timeout to rekindle my love for drawing, painting and crafting.

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

I haven’t had the chance to visit Vancouver and would love to do so one day.

Find my work at:
https://paperwindows.wixsite.com/paperwindows

SEE THIS DRAWING ON THE BIG PICTURE

Sue 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 🙂

You can now add a link to your website or your social media page on the Big Picture!

We are improving the Big Picture, and though it would be great for participating artists to have the opportunity to display a clickable link to their work on the project.
This is now possible!
The link will appear on your drawing individual page, like on this exemple:
https://thebigpictureartproject.com/see-the-big-picture/#12/-1.4940/-35.2441
It can be a link to your website, Facebook page, Instagram account…

To update your already published work, please fill out the contact form by clicking on the link bellow.
I just need to know your email and the link you would like me to publish.

 

Let me know what link you would like to publish here

 

Depending on the number or requests we will get, updating your entry might take a bit of time but you will get an email when your drawing page has been updated with a link to its location on the Big Picture.

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 🙂

2 more weeks to enter our giveaway

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

On September 30th  we will select 7 of the most interesting contributions to the Big Picture for our third 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

One year subscription to the Artist Network .tv

One year subscription to the artist network tv

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 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 !