The Big Picture Art Project

The Big Picture Art Project

Dec. 31, 2017

125 Garden Avenue, North Vancouver, Canada

We would love your drawings to be part of our Collective Art Project : The Big Picture

You can read more about the project at:
There is a short video at the top of the home page that explain it in a few minutes. Basically, participants from all over the world are uploading their drawings and sketches and we are making a large mosaic-panoramic picture from all the drawings. This picture is fully searchable and zoomable, like a Google map.

What materials can I use?

  • Your drawing can be on any square white surface and of any size as long as it is square.
  • You will have to scan or take a picture of your drawing to upload it. It has to be a jpeg file and the minimum size is 1024 x 1024 pixels.
  • Use markers or ink so your drawing is black on white. You could also use charcoal, pastels, fine liners, markers… Graphite if you have a good enough contrast on your drawing.
  • You can add a few colored highlights.
  • You upload a maximum of 4 drawings per person
  • We reserve the right to refuse drawings that would be not safe for viewing, or too poorly photographed or scanned.

Share a slice of your life – A location, a moment in time in your life story. You can think about it as a snapshot that you explain to us in drawing and text. That moment in time can be a souvenir or the present moment.

We are all as individuals connected to each other to form a community, nowadays the global community is worldwide and constantly connected through the media and the internet. We are showing that connection on the big picture by allowing everyone anywhere in the world to be part of that picture and to show their connection to Vancouver and this project.We are interested in the locations, the people and the stories of your life journey.

To do so, we ask you to answer one of the following question in drawing:

  • A scene of your childhood, your life or of your country of origin
  • Share a scene of your everyday life
  • Did you migrate from another country? region? What was the story behind that choice. What made you move? or stay?
  • Share a memory

You could for example draw your place of birth or where you were growing up, your family,  your roots, your current location ( an interior, a landscape, what you see through your window), people around you, something that represent your cultural heritage, something from your everyday life.

Every drawing is going to be accompanied by a text (between 100 and 200 words) that will allow you to tell the story of the drawing in words as well. You can write in English, French or any other language.

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