Portfolio: Jacob Stead

Jacob is an illustrator, living in Bristol. He graduated in 2011 from the University of West of England.

Jacob is an illustrator, living in Bristol. He graduated in 2011 from the University of West of England.

Where did you train, and what did you specialise in?

I studied Illustration at UWE Bristol.

What’s your favourite tool?

I love the immediacy of pen and ink.

What techniques to do you use most and why?

I like to incorporate drawing into my process as much as possible, using Photoshop to combine images with textures, and to explore colour and composition.

What kinds of materials do you work with?

I work on most projects in black and white ink or acrylics, and a variety of pencils. Occasionally, I use gouache if I’m not working digitally. Recently, I cut and painted some MDF figures using a jigsaw. It was a nice change to work on something more tactile rather than screen-based.

Which clients have you worked for, and where has your work been exhibited?

I’ve worked on editorial commissions for a number of magazines, including the Radio Times, Wired, Chemistry & Industry, Management Today and Oh Comely. I’ve also exhibited at Urban Outfitters, Bristol; the Gallery in Redchurch St, London; as part of Cardiff Cycle Festival; and at Start in Bristol.

Freedom


Freedom was exhibited as part of Cardiff Cycle Festival’s Arts Trail 2012.

WitchFinder

Witchfinder is a personal work inspired by the film Witchfinder General.


Radio Times One Out of Three

One of a series of three illustrations for the Radio Times.

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