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Category: illustration

Three stages of my messy illustration style

Many people have been asking me to discuss my artistic practices in illustration. Here is a brief run down… My style of illustration involves the following steps. Step One: Line work. It is the basic outline or shape of the elements contained within the design. I am a big fan of tracing the basic shape using reference images. The concept of the design originates in my mind/ from my thoughts. After I conceptualize the message (narrowing down what I hope to convey) I use a reference image, Photoshop, and other… Read more Three stages of my messy illustration style

Coming Soon- Free Short Story-Romance

Greetings! I am currently working on a fictional short story that will be posted on the Anieksteph blog for free. It is a romance story about unexpected love, taking place in Toronto, Canada.     I hope you get the opportunity to download the free story which will be available next week. You can read a sneak peak of it below:   I remember you… Once upon a time I thought I would be a great artist, and world traveller. Unfortunately for me, I never warmed up to airplane travel,… Read more Coming Soon- Free Short Story-Romance

Trap X Art Toronto

Greetings, My latest acrylic work was recently on display at the Toronto Trap x Art show at The Boat Restaurant in Kensington Market, Toronto. It was a hip hop/ urban show with fantastic music, body painting, and live art displays. I was fortunate enough to be invited to display my art along side other emerging Toronto artists. This was the first time that I have ever displayed my work in a freeform venue where I needed to bring my own hardware (easel, display grids etc). When I realized that I… Read more Trap X Art Toronto

Acrylic Portraits

My latest work is a study in portraiture. It was an unexpected leap to go from illustrating portraits to painting them. I had a few gut-wrenching interludes, yet I found myself happy with the finished work. I enjoy painting details with fine brushes. Usino a watered-down high quality black acrylic, I achieve an easy flow to outline each figure. I’m having so much with this and I am excited to see what I develop next. Thanks for stopping by, S