I’m a big fan of ScrawlrBox’s subscription art supply boxes, so it was an absolute honour to be featured as their Artist of the Month for April. We worked together to pack April’s box full of all my favourite pens and pencils, along with an exclusive print made from one of my drawings.
Over the past few months I’ve been spending some of my spare time creating colourful quirky characters with my iPad and Procreate App. I’m having a lot of fun with this series and plan to keep going until I’ve built a whole army of these little specimens!
After years of loyal service, it was time to retire my old mascot character and replace her with a new and improved design. Whilst I liked her overall look, in practice I found the proportions and details too rigid to work with in a dynamic way.
To see more of my sketchbook doodles and experiments browse the sketchbook category on my blog, or head over to my Instagram page @stina_jones
My little design business is celebrating its 10th Birthday this week!
I’m a big believer in the best pens being whatever you have to hand, as when you have an idea any pen will do! I’ve seen some amazing pieces created with some of the cheapest biros, so not having “the right pens” shouldn’t be an excuse (unless you’re attempting to paint a mural with nothing but an old potato).
I’ve been neglecting my sketchbooks a bit lately as my iPad and Apple Pencil combo has become more convenient for rough work. My sketchbooks haven’t disappeared from my workflow though and I’m still using them for playing with traditional media and enjoying time away from my screens.
Just a quick post to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for the year ahead. Here’s to making 2017 an awesome one!
Sometimes I like to go back through my old sketchbooks and pick out odd doodles to develop into something more. I’m quite fond of the little robot squirrel which popped up a few times in my sketchbooks last year, so I’ve been playing around with the design and making plans to develop it into a new character series.
Over the past few months I’ve been leaving Free Art packs in various locations in Central Manchester for people to find and keep. Each pack contains a limited edition (1/10) art print, stickers, and a handwritten note.
I usually spend time a fair amount of time deliberating before adding my mark to a new Collab Nation piece – but when I got my Stage 2 through from Korp I immediately knew what I was going to add!
One of my favourite collaborative art projects, Collab Nation, is back for Experiment 5!
This huge international drawing project has each participating artist starting a drawing on A3 paper, then sending it on to the next artist for them to add to the piece. This continues until 4 artists have added their mark to the drawing. The process produces awesome and brilliantly unpredictable results!