Put a Smile in your Place
Posted 2 months ago and submitted by Stephen Stone | Share link: http://illo.cc/88716

My new online print store is now in full swing!

You’ll find a growing list of picture-book style prints suitable for all ages. With a whiff of whimsy these illustrations are brimming with personality and character and will put a smile into any space.

This new shop celebrates my love for character design and shares a gentle humour with the world. The style combines traditional and digital. Hand-drawn outlines and painted backgrounds are seamlessly brought together using digital techniques.

Adopting a spontaneous approach, I make small thumbnails of ideas, some make it into finished artwork – others remain as sleepy sketches waiting to be awakened for another time.

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.

Message Stephen
Profile updated 29th August, 2020
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