Reviews

Review: BenQ PD3200U Monitor

As HD/4K screens have become the norm for most tech users, working on a decent monitor has become an essential part of my design set up when creating on-screen graphics. I can’t be without one! Having previously used BenQ’s BL3201PT, I had high hopes for their PD3200U model which is from a newer line of monitors built specifically with designers in mind.

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Events Projects

#TwitterArtExhibit 2018

The #TwitterArtExhibit is an annual exhibition which invites artists of all skill levels from across the world to donate an original piece of post card sized artwork to raise funds for an elected charity in the host country.

Here’s my submission (above) which was created using watercolours, posca paint pens and a bit of collaging. I usually struggle with watercolours but after watching some YouTube tutorials and experimenting with layering, I found a technique that worked and ended up having fun with it.

The Exhibit runs from April 7 to April 29 at the Strathnairn Arts Gallery in Canberra, Australia. The elected charity for this year’s show is the Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc.

As the exhibition name suggests, Twitter plays a big part in the event so if you can’t make it in person, head over to @twitrartexhibit where the admins are sharing artworks and photos from the event.

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Projects

Specimen Characters Vol 2

I’m having a lot of fun doodling these little Specimen characters on my iPad. I’m going to keep going until I’ve created a whole army of them!

If you’d like to follow this project head over to my Patreon page at patreon.com/stina_jones – and as a bonus, if you pledge $2+ you can get some fun and exclusive rewards for yourself in return!

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Events

2.1.9 Exhibition at KND London

Honoured to be taking part in this fun collab exhibition organised by artist Pauli Bates, in which his talented little girl has coloured in work by a load of different artists and illustrators.

The show opens tonight at KND London and will run until the 10th Feb 2018. I can’t wait to see the results!

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Happy New Year: 2018

Just a quick post to wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2018.

2017 was a fun year for creative projects – thank you to everyone who has been a part of it. I’m looking forward to more of the same in 2018.

I have commission slots open from February onwards so if you’d like to work together on something, do get in touch.

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Colour of the Year 2018: PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet

Colour Institute Pantone have announced Ultra Violet as the Colour of the Year for 2018.

The Pantone team has travelled the world, absorbing colours, surveying designers and studying consumer psychology. This year’s PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet represents the best of these colour trends and a forecast for 2018.

“From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” says Pantone’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman.

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Projects

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween – mainly because it’s the perfect excuse to create illustrations of weird monsters and supernatural characters!

This year, I’ve also created some limited edition mini prints and stickers, which I’ve mailed out to clients and patrons with some sweet treats. The rest are destined for an #ArtDrop mission around Manchester’s Northern Quarter – find one and it’s yours!

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