I don’t work with traditional mediums very often these days – other than for rough mock ups which I almost always import into Illustrator and refine digitally.

That’s not to say I don’t love working with traditional mediums. I’d like to start incorporating them more into my digital work so have been experimenting with ways in which I can do so, combining my love for lettering in the process with a series of Mixed Media Letter Experiments.

I’ve worked my way from A through to F so far and plan to keep going until I either run out of combinations and techniques I fancy trying, or reach the end of the alphabet.

I’ll be uploading more of these experiments to Instagram and Facebook as I go, so head on over if you’d like to follow the series.

Letter A

 Watercolour pencils, bamboo paper, vectors and Photoshop layering.

Letter B

Soft pastels, chalk and vectors.

Letter C

Coloured pencils, pastels, vectors and brown paper.

Letter D

Oil pastels, vectors, bamboo paper and Photoshop layering.

Letter E

Tombow brush pens, sponged tea, vectors and Photoshop layering.


Molotow paint pens, spray paint sponged tea and Photoshop layering.

Edit: See Letters G – L here – stinajones.co.uk/mixed-media-letter-experiments-g-l

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    Stina Jones is a Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Manchester, with over 10 years industry experience producing fully bespoke imagery for everything from print and web marketing campaigns, through to animations and artwork installations. Clients include BBC Digital, HTC Mobiles, British Airways, Ordnance Survey, Atkins Global, Access to Music Ltd, ValueMyStuff.com, Bitters 'n' Twisted Venues, among others.

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