Folktale Week 2019
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Brand new pieces have just been added to my folio that celebrate the popular illustration challenge FolkTale Week.

This year saw a massive increase in participation and lots of excellent illustrators worldwide. These challenges are a brilliant way to focus new work and also be part of a community of talented illustrators.

The prompts (Home, Smoke,Path, Darkness, Key, and Crown) were published a month earlier this year, so I took the opportunity to use them for much needed portfolio development. The featured image explores the prompt ‘Darkness’, in which I give a nod to the classic folktale mob, mixed with worldwide folklore costumes. Others can be seen in my portfolio.

Stephen Stone
Derby, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 01332 602822

Stephen illustrates for both commercial and contemporary markets. During the past 6 years, he has been successful in generating over 35 published picture-books, working with many h… Show more.

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Member since 24th June, 2019
BA Hons Fashion Design, Masters Visual Communication
Little Island Books, Harper Collins, Oxford University Press - AUS/NZ/UK Five Mile Press Miles Kelly Maverick Publishing Top That Publishing, Franklin Watts, Hatchette, Pearson Edu…
I hired Steve to illustrate a playful non-fiction picture book for Charlesbridge called Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids. I was drawn to his use of colour and texture, and the liveliness of his characters. Throughout the process of working on the book Steve’s attention to detail was highly evident. He followed our art direction to a “T”, happily making many minor tweaks that helped us ensure the visual accuracy of the insects throughout the book. I’d be thrilled to work with him again on more books (and I hope we do!).
— Sarah Richards Taylor, Charlesbridge Publishing