Category Archives: Illustration

Homage to “The Tiger’s Wife”

I’ve had this story and its imagery on my mind since I read Tea Obreht’s excerpt in the New Yorker a year or two ago. I just read her novel of the same name, and this is how I see … Continue reading

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Sonic Bloom

I’m trying some things out in Adobe Illustrator, and I have to say– I’m enjoying it!  What do you think?

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13 Blackbirds

I finally got around to doing something I’ve always thought about– illustrating the poem “13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” by Wallace Stevens (1917). 16 x 16 inches, Ink and Acrylic on gesso board. I Among twenty snowy mountains, … Continue reading

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New promo illustration

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I can, and I will.

It’s always an extra bonus when an illustration project leads to an exciting new experience– in this case, learning how to can! After designing and illustrating these canning workshop advertisements for Loose Caboose Farms in the Hudson Valley, NY, I … Continue reading

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Sketching at SOI

Bri Hermanson, Daniel Hertzberg and I enjoyed the beach theme at the Society of Illustrators sketch night yesterday. Four figure drawings below…

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Drawing dog portraits for the American Cancer Society

I had a blast today drawing portraits of these cute doggie participants at the “Bark for Life” fundraising walk for the American Cancer Society.  When Bri Hermanson and Stephen Gardner invited me to participate in this Society of Illustrators volunteer … Continue reading

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5 new paintings

I just finished a three-day painting workshop with Peter Hristoff.  (Check out his site– I love his work!)  He teaches these intense painting and drawing marathons at SVA.  I worked on 50 paintings over the course of twelve hours.  I … Continue reading

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An illustration for every occasion

Here at Alison Stephen Illustration, we offer an illustration for every occasion, like that time your Dad’s girlfriend gave you her like-new combo clothes washer/dryer, and it fit just perfectly in your Brooklyn kitchen, and instead of spending your evenings … Continue reading

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“Riding the Long Wave”

See my illustration out now for a book excerpt, “Riding the Long Wave,” in the Earth Island Journal.  Editor/Art Director Jason Mark asked for something dreamy and naturalistic to go with this passage, which meditates on the passing of time … Continue reading

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