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Analogue to Digital with Jon Shaw – Part 1

By Jon Shaw

Jon Shaw a Visual Artist

This is part 1 of 3 of Jon Shaw’s experience in creating a digital piece with Wacom One, Autodesk SketchBook, and Staedtler Noris.

First, tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Jon Shaw, and I am a visual artist who combines traditional drawing and painting techniques with aspects of illustration, graphic design, and digital imaging. My career has moved me around Canada several times. I currently work in Niagara by way of Vancouver and New Brunswick. My professional career began in 2010 after completing art school. I moved to Vancouver from the Maritimes and set up my initial studio practice there.

What inspires your artwork and how do you get started from sketching to painting a piece?

My work is a response to the environments I explore, live in, work in, or adventure to. Urban landscapes of gritty industrial environments or busy, cluttered street scenes influence the majority of my work. In recent years I have documented other aspects of the environments I travel to, documenting nature, small towns, and decrepit structures. I spent a year documenting the demolition of a major hospital removal project in my hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario. In all cases, these pieces are a combination of Staedtler Lumocolor markers and acrylic paint. When I travel, I prefer to work on smaller-scale pieces that combine fine ink pens and watercolor. Check out some of my work on my website on or my Instagram – @jonnieredbeard.

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