Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Colossus of Jazz

Dave Brubeck, Colossus of Jazz  and intimidator of audiences.



Saturday, 27 November 2010

Fight Fire With Snake

I was invited to submit a piece to Ammo Magazine, and this is it:



The image is based on an article about Amazonian tribes and ranchers working together to fight forest fires, although they are usually at odds with each other, and therefore not friends.

Mass-Christ Celebration Day

My Christmas card design, available to buy from me if you like - jacobstead@live.com



Satan

Kaplan Altior Competition

I made these two images for a calendar competition for Kaplan Altior. The theme of the brief was 'growth and development'. 





Saturday, 30 October 2010

Headhunters


Headhunters, originally uploaded by Jacob Stead.
My poster design for an upcoming group show entitled 'Headhunters' at Start Gallery, on Baldwin St, Bristol...Come down for the opening night on the 26th November if you happen to be in the vicinity!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Your Money or Your Life



I have recently started some work based around the infamous highwayman, Dick Turpin. I might attempt a small comic or something soon. I also did a painting on slate, which has proved a bit tricky to work with, but I might see if I can work out the best way to use it at some point.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Footballing

This was originally going to be for the YCN agency, illustrating the Germany vs Argentina world cup match, then it wasn't. I decided to carry it on anyway, although it ended up a bit different to how I'd originally planned.





Sunday, 11 July 2010

The Man Who Moved The Mountain

These images are taken from a 32 page book I created a couple of months ago. I didn't finish it in the end, and I'm not too happy with a lot of it, but here's some bits that I'm happier with. I wanted to use some narrative techniques based on comics and graphic novels, but I didn't want to make it look too much like either. The project has definitely helped me, even if I don't really like the result.


Because I didn't finish the book, I decided to only print it as a dummy, so the quality isn't great, and there are a few mistakes...


Anyway, here's 4 pages, which won't make sense in this order, but you get the idea.






Saturday, 10 July 2010

Castle Day

Did this t-shirt design for Castle Day at Durham University a little while ago. I ended up having to rush it really, because of other projects at the time.




Monday, 5 July 2010

New In...

...this terrible photo of a litho print, based on the song 'Well of Misery' by Nick Cave and His Bunch of Merry Bad Seeds. 


1 picture. 3 colours. Infinite possibilities. Ok results.



Thursday, 17 June 2010

Foxxing

Made this for a friend's birthday. It's gouache and watercolour on wooden wood.



I also have a few other new things: a lithograph based on 'Well of Misery' by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, some pages from an illustrated story I wrote myself, and some paintings of historical English figures on slate. I'm away from Bristol at the moment, so haven't been able to scan stuff yet.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

We Are Fauna Work

Here's some work from the We Are Fauna exhibition in April. Apologies for the quality, haven't been able to scan these, and a couple of them have sold, so this is all I got.
 Since then I've been working on a book, in a sort of graphic novel style, but not really...I'll post some pages from it anyway, when I get the chance. 



Sunday, 21 March 2010

Start Space

I painted the entrance to the new Start gallery in Bristol, along with a few friends. Here's my contribution (the bus is a collaboration between all of us):



WE ARE FAUNA - 16th April 2010

I'm organising an exhibition, featuring myself and ten other Illustration and Drawing and Applied Arts students. It will be at the new Start gallery in Bristol, next to Start The Bus. A few of us recently painted the entrance to the gallery in time for the first exhibition, Teasemade by Peskimo and Chris Dickason. 


Our exhibition, We Are Fauna, will start with a private view from 7pm, 16th April 2010, and run til the 27th. If you're free, come down on the opening night, there will be free drink and possibly food, and you can dress in animal fancy dress, or not, it's up to you. 



Design by Chandra Almeida and Imogen Bradbury

Ah hahaha...ah hahaha...ah ha...ah ha...newsss

One of my entries for the Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture competition has got through to the regional final, which is exciting, as this is the closest I have ever been to having £5000...

And also, my entry to Nobrow's 'People I've Never Met And Conversations I've Never Had' competition has been chosen, along with 28 other illustrator's pieces, for the book, which is a sequel type thing to Nick White's book of the same name. This is very good news, as I like everything Nobrow have published which I've seen, and they feature some illustrators which I have a lot of respect for. Not sure when the book will be out yet, but in the meantime, here is my entry:


Sunday, 31 January 2010

Lloyds Art of Nurture




My two entries for the Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture competition. The briefs were 'Innovation/Orginality' and 'Working Together/Support'.
The top prize is £5000. If I win, I'll donate all of the money to some kind of sanctuary. Emu or Badger? Which is the worthier cause?

Last Christmas

Just a Christmas card design I did for Christmas (duh).

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Americacaca



I made a series of prints and montaged pieces, which I will upload later, based around the concept of 'The American Dream'. I then put these together in a context and setting, resulting in this piece.

'Tiny Platoons'


This is an editorial piece for an article in Standpoint magazine. The article describes how a medical boat travels round small islands, in an area of Bangladesh which is mostly flooded.

The Secret History spread


This is a double-page spread, based on a section of 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt. 

Rapunzel


I illustrated an abstract version of the story of 'Rapunzel' by The Brothers Grimm. The book uses shape and colour, rather than figurative language to tell the story.

Secret History -work in progress


A couple of paintings that I've been working on, based on scenes from and the general feel of 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt. The book deals with a group of Greek language students, in Vermont,  who perform a Bacchanal and have to face the consequences and guilt when it ultimately results in two murders.