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?






Sunday, 19 October 2014

Twitter

I've FINALLY joined Twitter (at long bloody last)! You can follow me @StephPrints to keep up to date with my adventures. 



Thursday, 9 October 2014

Christmas Card

A snippet of a Christmas card I've been working for a private commission. More to follow soon!


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

AOI London Places and Spaces

This is my entry for the Association of Illustrators annual competition. This years theme 'London Places and Spaces' required me to capture either an iconic or lesser known part of London in an illustration celebrating a vibrant and multi layered, multicultural city. I wanted to depict a part of London that is open to everyone; a public space that can be enjoyed without having to pay a fee. As a result, I chose Chumleigh Gardens (situated in Burgess Park, South London) as my space. The garden itself is a celebration of multiculturalism, with a series of interlinking smaller 'world' gardens each featuring plants from a different part of the globe. The central Islamic garden features as the centre piece to my illustration. The gardens are also an important part of the local community, with raised beds for the use of school groups and community gardeners to grow their own produce. 



I created this entire piece digitally with a graphics tablet- a process which is still relatively new to me, and a departure from my usual screen printing. Through this change in media, I was able to add layers of detail I would usually have to avoid out of practicality. This is definitely a method of working with which I will continue to experiment.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Norfolk Broads... in COLOUR!

Aaand here's the finished coloured in map of the Norfolk Broads! I had a really great time producing this piece- the whole thing was coloured and finished digitally with a pen and tablet- a completely new way of working for me. I'll definitely be experimenting with this more in the future so watch this space!


Monday, 15 September 2014

AOI Competition

Another work in progress, this time a piece for the AOI's Prize for Illustration competition. I'll post up more details on the concept behind the illustration after deadline day, but here's a preview!