The Watercolour and Pencil Crayon Portfolio of Geneviève Désy
Geneviève Désy is an artisan and illustrator based in Quebec who creates original drawings and prints, as well as handmade accessories. The artist is skilled at photo-realism in a range of media including watercolour and pencil crayon.
Chat Festif / Festive Cat, watercolour
Many of Geneviève’s drawings feature animals, both domesticated and wild. The artist has a great skill for utilizing pencil crayon and ink to capture the soft texture of a cat’s fur, as well as the shine of details like eyes and claws. One gallery on the Geneviève’s portfolio website is devoted to drawings of hands -- entwined with each other, or captured in poses that connote certain emotions or circumstances. I like the way the artist combines a very pared-down composition with highly detailed, realistic drawing to capture human hands up close.
Geneviève’s portfolio of crafts and wearable artworks is just as packed. The artist produces handmade toques and hats in a range of designs and colours, each one designed to provide warmth and fun style through many Canadian winters.