Thursday, 4 February 2016

India Gate WIP

A work in progress inspired by my recent trip to New Delhi and an opportunity for me to experiment with a slightly new way of working. Moving on from the earlier India street scene piece I created, I’ve started to incorporate more hand painted elements into my work which I then manipulate and put together in Photoshop. I want to achieve more of a handcrafted feel to my digital work; to add more texture and depth.

Katha Utsav 2015

In December I was invited by the team at Katha to lead a series of illustration workshops at their annual Utsav in New Delhi! 

Spread over 3 days, my group of 20 students from the Katha Lab school explored mixed media, character design and storytelling. The final day culminated in me leading a workshop for all 300 participants in the outdoor amphitheatre with the winning 5 illustrators each winning a Katha book.

This was an incredible experience and I’m so grateful to all at Katha for allowing to get involved. India’s rich culture along with the noise, chaos and colour of the city have definitely left me inspired to create some new work exploring this country. Watch this space!



Blimey! It's been a while since I uploaded onto here! Here's a glimpse at some other work I had the pleasure of working on last year...

This piece was a 3 page illustration spread created for Indian publisher/charity Katha. The illustration was to accompany the poem 'Two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes' by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and feature in a school text book.

This is a self initiated piece inspired by an Indian street scene. This illustration was a chance for me to experiment with a slightly different way of working by including more hand made textures into my work to add depth.

Monday, 1 June 2015

AOI Prize for Illustration 2015

I had a fabulous evening at the end of May soaking in the beautiful work shortlisted for this years' Association Of Illustrators Prize for Illustration exhibition at the London Transport Museum. The theme was 'London Places and Spaces' and there was a HUGE variety of work on show (including my own piece 'Chumleigh Gardens)! 

Some personal favourites included work by illustrators: Chris Belson, Faye Moorhouse, Esther Cox and the winning piece by Eleanor Taylor.

The exhibition runs until September at the London Transport Museum so make sure you get down there for a visit. All the shortlisted entries are also available to purchase as digital prints via the London Transport Museum shop. 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Tigerprint Feature

The lovely people at Tigerprint have featured me on their blog in their designer spotlight section! Follow the link to have a peek:

In other news, a couple of new projects I'm working on will start getting underway shortly. You can follow me on Twitter for more updates on my illustration adventures! @StephPrints

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hong Kong... take 3!

Guess what I've been up to... making more maps of Hong Kong! This one's also for a private commission and the first time I've created a map featuring the entire outline of the island. 

I'm currently working on some handmade promo work amongst a few other things at the moment, so watch this space! You can also follow me on Twitter for more updates on my illustration adventures- @StephPrints

Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Hare

Here's a print I was working on last month, experimenting with floral patterns. I was also lucky enough to find these old illustrations to make some initial sketches from. What do you think?