About

Making sense of pen and ink

Hi.

I’m Chloe, a learning specialist turned artist. I share practical tips to help pen and ink drawing enthusiasts reach their goals sooner.

Pen and ink is a fascinating, ancient medium with unique characteristics. From deciding which tools to use to making sense of technique, the opportunities to develop as an artist are limitless.

Thanks to a structured approach, my illustration skills have transformed from beginner-level to seeing fast progress.

Perhaps you’re also captivated by ink art but have doubts about what to practice. I founded Longstride Illustration in May of 2022 as a way to share my process and help others with similar aspirations.

Join me for resources and inspiration.

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Pro artist

Professional member of Speedball® Artist Network for Illustrators.

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Featured

Inktober official challenge Featured Artist 2022 and 2023.

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Exhibitor

Wow X Wow Gallery, Comiccon Artist Alley, and various regional galleries.


My work

is characterized by clean lines and fine detail. Whether using a dip pen or brush, India ink is the medium. Stories and nature are my primary sources of inspiration.

Why Longstride?

It’s a nickname I inherited from a coach in my past running days because I used to over stride (bad form) … the name serves as reminder to put my best foot forward.

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How it started​

At 15 years old, I was commissioned to illustrate a comic book titled Le Géant Beaupré as a pedagogical guide in Western Canadian high schools for teaching French as a second language. Encouraged by this, I pursued studies in Communication Arts.

While working as a graphic designer, I grew interested in the learning and development field. I went back to studies, completed a Master’s degree, and then switched careers. After a 20+ year hiatus from drawing (and now in my fifties), I believe that it’s never too late to take a new path in life.

Thanks for being here. Glad to have you!

Working together

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Longstride Illustration is located in Canada 🇨🇦

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Testimonials

“I am particularly fond of pen and ink artwork. I also am a big fan of Fantasy and Science Fiction books and art. Chloe’s art checked all these boxes for me. I would recommend Longstride Illustration for the level of professionalism and care that Chloe takes in the completion of every piece of art. I have to date purchased three pieces, one of which was a commissioned piece. I could not be happier with each piece.”​

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Michael Cichy – Engineer/Collector

“Makes me happy! I love art in all forms and having meaningful pieces in my home makes me happy!

Chloe’s social media content is fun and easy to follow.”

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Carrie Fluckiger – Artist

“Pen and ink is an interest for me. Chloe is very good at her art and takes no shortcuts to teach it. Her passion gives motivation. I would recommend her work because she provides simple and informative explanations. Effective service, professionalism quality at every step.”​

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Daniel Sevigny – Artist

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