I just love all the colourful street art around Manchester’s Northern Quarter, so I was super excited when the folks at #OutHouseMCR let me paint up one of the plinths on Stevenson Square – a space that showcases a different set of artists every 3 months.

I wanted to create something bold and quirky, with a doodle-like style to the character to mimic this piece from my sketchbook. This is the biggest painting I’ve attempted to date and I had a lot of fun with it. I spend most of my time illustrating indoors at a desk, so it made a nice change working outside in the sunshine!

OutHouseMCR Colourful Mess

#OutHouseMCR StinaJones

Big thanks to #OutHouseMCR for the spot, Fred Aldous for keeping me stocked with paint and everyone who stopped by to say hello! Shouts to the other featured artists from this round too; Mr Dable, Nick Chaffe, and Matthew Alker.

To see more snaps, head on over to Andy Lyon’s website where he’s blogged a nice little write up on the day, or find out more about the project and everyone featured to date over on the #OutHouseMCR Instagram page.

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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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