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Steven Stines

illustration of Theatre Poster for Musical Writers Playground, NYC. 

Digitally colored pen-and-ink cartoon/caricature image with a New York theme and period French fashion details, featuring Woody Allen as a cherub.  Hand-lettered title.
illustration of Illustration for souvenir merchandise design for the Louisville Ballet, featuring characters from the Nutcracker ballet.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink image with a Christmas theme and hand-lettering, showcasing ballerinas and theatre characters.  Originally created as a t-shirt design and used as a greeting card.
illustration of Greeting card Illustration of retro women applying makeup and hairspray, for Nobleworks.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink image of glamorous (kind of bitchy) 1950s fashion models in the ladies' room featuring vintage fashion and hairstyles
illustration of Magazine cover illustration of the Statue of Liberty as a Pietà, for Marc Berkley/Two Queens, NYC.

Digitally colored pen-and-ink image with hunky beefcake guy personifying New York Nightlife, with underwear and disco ball
illustration of Poster and program illustration for a production of Noël Coward's play.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink image based on the Art Deco style publicizing this comedy from the 1920s, showing the main character in her garden
illustration of Promotional illustration of Lucille Ball.

Realistic watercolor, pencil and gouache illustration of the legendary 1950s TV icon in front of a heart, based on classic TV Guide covers in the style of Richard Amsel, from the 1970s
illustration of Magazine illustration of New York senatorial candidate Hillary Clinton as a
illustration of Paint-on-velvet book cover illustration of Bill Clinton as Elvis Presley, for Picador/St. Martin's Press.

Art director: Henry Sene Yee.

Author: Greil Marcus, of Rolling Stone magazine
Realistic image created with oil pastel and acrylic paint on black velvet board in traditional kitsch style, showing the President as the King of Rock and Roll,
illustration of Greeting card illustration of Diana Ross and the Supremes for Design Design, art director Susan Birnbaum.

Realistic image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of these rock and roll/soul/R&B legends, the original Dreamgirls, in glamorous, psychedelic 1960s gowns, wigs and makeup
illustration of Magazine illustration of Leonardo di Caprio for LPI/Liberation Publications'
illustration of Poster illustration,
illustration of Greeting card illustration and design of ballet dancers for the Louisville Ballet.

Black and white pen-and-ink image featuring a ballerina costumed in a tutu and tiara with her partner in a doublet and tights
illustration of Poster illustration and design for The Necklace, Musical Writers Playground, NYC.

Black and white pen-and-ink image in Art Nouveau style, of a lady in a period evening gown and necklace for an original theatre production based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant
illustration of Newspaper illustration of money-eating appliances for the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times, Louisville, KY.

Art director: Johnny Maupin.

Black and white pen-and-ink cartoon image in a 1930s style, with refrigerator, hot water heater, washer/dryer and television set
illustration of Magazine illustration of vampires for In Touch Publications.

Black and white pen-and-ink image in a sinister Art Nouveau style reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley, featuring hunky, naked male vampires with bat wings, dragons, demons and gargoyles
illustration of Book cover illustration of bridal bouquet for St. Martin's Press.

Art director: Sarah Delson for Delsonics.

Realistic floral image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of roses, rose buds and babies' breath with a pink satin ribbon
illustration of Book cover illustration for Minotaur/St. Martin's Press, NYC.

Art director: Sarah Delson/Delsonics.

Realistic image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of a Black woman in a police uniform, a dead body floating face down in water, and orchids
illustration of Realistic floral illustration in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of multi-colored zinnia flowers and bees for postage stamps, Intergovernmental Philatelic Company, NYC
illustration of Realistic floral illustration in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of orchids, for postage stamps, Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation, New York, NY
illustration of Book cover illustration of flowers for the
illustration of Greeting card illustration of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, for Smart Alex.

Realistic image in watercolor, colored pencil, gouache and oil pastel of the two great classic movie divas (in costume for their roles in Mildred Pierce and All About Eve) and a well-lit birthday cake
illustration of Magazine illustration for In Touch Publications.

Realistic image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of a handsome, shirtless hunk with good hair and good hygiene
illustration of Christmas card illustration of angel with banner, for Smart Alex.

Realistic image in watercolor, colored pencil, gouache and oil pastel, of a Victorian period angel in a Renaissance costume with halo and wings
illustration of Paint-on-velvet greeting card illustration of fantasy art Amazon, for Nobleworks.

Kitsch 1960s-1970s style image of a Black woman in sexy leopard-skin bra and loin cloth and Afro hairdo, with a tiger, in oil pastel and acrylic paint on velvet board
illustration of Greeting card illustration of nurse with thermometer, for Smart Alex.

Realistic comedy illustration in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of a Nurse Ratched type with a uniform, cat eye glasses and thermometer, ready to diagnose your ills
illustration of Greeting card illustration for Smart Alex/Silver Dog, Chicago.

Christmas-themed, digitally-colored pen-and-ink image in psychedelic Peter Max style of an angel in heaven, with a trumpet, clouds, man-in-the-moon and stars
illustration of Poster/invitation illustration for Club USA, NYC, promoter: Marc Berkley.

Digitally colored pen-and-ink image of two hunky go-go boys in polka dot underwear with a drag queen showgirl in feathered headdress, jewels and opera gloves, celebrating New York nightlife and classic Las Vegas entertainment
illustration of Magazine illustration for Instinct Magazine.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink image of bitchy queen and fashion victim, in tight shirt and designer belt, brandishing a cigarette like Bette Davis, surrounded in smoke, and holding an invitation to a nightclub event
illustration of Magazine illustration and map of East Village hot spots, HX Magazine, NYC.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink image of two gay men, one an East Village punk and the other a Chelsea Boy or tourist in polka dots, with  New York street sign and a map
illustration of Cover illustration of Elton John for New York's Gay Pride Week, for HX Magazine.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink image of the rock and roll superstar in a polka-dot jacket, with hunky, multi-racial, naked go-go dancers and beefcake models celebrating Gay Pride
illustration of Greeting card illustration of man blowing smoke rings, for Smart Alex.

Comic illustration in watercolor, colored pencil, and gouache of a fat, hairy, bald man in a tacky recliner, smoking a cigar, blowing smoke rings and displaying his
illustration of Caricature of Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, for Mavety Publishing, NY.

Image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of the science fiction legend from Star Trek, in the bathtub with a rubber duck and an alien doll, the Starship Enterprise, stars and planets
illustration of Illustrations of retro style cocktail cats for drink coasters, Smart Alex, Chicago.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink images of a jazz cat in a beret, with bongos and wine, a sly cat with a goldfish in a cocktail glass, a cat with a blender and a strawberry daiquiri, a Gabor sister cat lounging in a tiara and diamond jewelry with champagne, a Puss in Boots wearing stilettos, and a Hawaiian cat with a ukulele and piña collada
illustration of Illustration of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer for 3-fold Christmas card, for Smart Alex/Silver Dog.

Midcentury retro-style image in gouache and ink of the most famous reindeer of all with Christmas ornaments and hand lettering
illustration of Postmodern style illustration of Egyptian pharoah Ramses the Great, for competition sponsored by the Jacksonville Museum of Art (Cummer Museum).

Post-modern cartoon style image in ink, acrylic paint and metallic paint on acetate, with hand lettering
illustration of Illustration and design for theatre poster and program.

Pen-and-ink image for the classic 1950s British
illustration of Book illustration for The Land of Styx and Stones, Vantage Press, NYC.

Art Nouveau style black and white pen-and-ink image of a princess in a Renaissance gown wading in a stream with cattails and a flying bird
illustration of Book illustration of the Greek god for the Poetry for the Soul, Vantage Press, NYC.

Black and white pen-and-ink image, in a combination of Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, of Dionysus (Bacchus), the god of wine and theatre, with grapes and bowl of wine wearing a wreath and toga
illustration of Illustration of Ma Bell as a comic book superhero, for the Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY.

Art director: Johnny Maupin.

Black and white pen-and-ink image, in comic book action style, of an allegorical figure representing the phone company as a combination of Superman and Wonderwoman bursting from a phone booth in a costume with cape and boots
illustration of Retro-style greeting card illustration of pharmacist and customer, for Nobleworks.

Black and white pen-and-ink image of a lady in the drugstore with midcentury kitsch and 1950s fashion and accessories, surrounded by pills and health-care products
illustration of Christmas card illustration, for Portal Publications, based on Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Note: all elements of this illustration are new; this is an art forgery, not a digital overlay of elements onto the original.

The classic Renaissance fresco reimagined to celebrate the creation of fruitcake, presented to Adam by Santa and his elves
illustration of Christmas card illustration, for Nobleworks'
illustration of Birthday card illustration, for Portal Publications, based on Grant Wood's American Gothic.

Note: all elements of this watercolor and gouache illustration are new; this is an art forgery, not a digital overlay of elements onto the original.
illustration of Christmas card illustration, for Nobleworks'
illustration of Christmas card illustration, for Nobleworks'
illustration of Illustration of two ocelots for postage stamps, for Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation, NY.

Realistic animal-and-floral image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of wild cats in a tropical jungle setting
illustration of Illustrations of dogs for postage stamps in St Vincent & the Grenadines, for Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation, New York.

Realistic animal illustrations in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache, various canine breeds
illustration of Illustration of a pig, sunflowers and a gravestone for the murder mystery Hog Wild, for St. Martin's Press.

Art director: David Baldeosingh Rotstein.

Realistic comic animal and floral image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache, with hand lettering, for a book cover
illustration of Illustration of sharks for a souvenir sheet postage stamp, for Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation, New York.

Realistic animal/aquatic/fish image in watercolor and gouache
illustration of Illustration of Fig Parrots and Hibiscus for a souvenir sheet postage stamp, for Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation, NY.

Realistic animal/bird/floral image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache
illustration of Greeting card illustration of Donald Trump coming out of a birthday cake, for Smart Alex.

Realistic caricature image of the 45th president with yuge tummy, tiny hands, orange fake tan, comb-over, extra-long tie, patriotic boxer shorts and MAGA cap, with balloons and confetti, in the Biggest Birthday Cake!!!
illustration of Greeting card illustration of Queen Elizabeth II emerging regally from a birthday cake, for Smart Alex.

Realistic comic image of Her Majesty in a bullet bra, girdle, pasties, tiara and, always, her purse, emerging from a birthday cake surrounded by balloons and confetti
illustration of Illustration of the Queen of England for a souvenir sheet postage stamp, for Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation.

Watercolor, colored pencil and gouache image of the queen in the 1950s, in embroidered evening gown and tiara
illustration of Illustrations for postage stamps in Antigua & Barbuda, for Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation.

Realistic image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of the most famous movie star of the 1950s
illustration of Magazine illustration for an advice column, Mavety Media Group, NYC.

Realistic, kitsch comedy image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of hunky naked man in a giant floral hat, surrounded by mail
illustration of Graphite portrait on paper.

Realistic pencil image of handsome, shirtless Latin man with tattoo and pillows
illustration of Magazine illustration of Madonna, for LPI/Liberation Publications.

Realistic portraits in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of the Material Girl in her
illustration of Graphite-on-paper portrait of Tom Cruise in football letterman jacket costume for the movie All the Right Moves
illustration of Magazine illustration of club DJ Junior Vasquez, for LPI/Liberation Publications
illustration of Graphite-on-paper portrait of handsome blond man, with cheekbones and pouty lips, in sunglasses with headband and necklace
illustration of Illustration of Cupid for a promotional calendar, for Marc Berkley/Fag Tag.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink Valentine image of hunky, muscular winged god of love with his bow and heart arrow, with hand-lettered banner
illustration of Greeting card illustration of a Psychedelic Santa, homage to Peter Max, for Innovisions.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink Christmas image of a 1960s Santa leaping across colored rays of light with reindeer, sleigh, planets and stars
illustration of Character, costume and logo design for a children's musical, for Riverside Theatre, FL.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink cartoon logo image of a French Poodle and a little girl in polka dots and pleats, for an original Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production
illustration of Illustration for print and web public service for a  Fire Island meningitis vaccination campaign.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink image of hunky, muscular men and a hot doctor with a hypodermic needle
illustration of Magazine illustration for a story about a young vampire who can't seem to conform to societal expectations.

Digitally colored, pen-and-ink gay-themed image with vampire, bat, moon and flamboyant butterfly wings
illustration of Christmas card illustration, for Nobleworks'
illustration of Book cover illustration for a mystery, for St. Martins Press/Minotaur.

Art director: Sarah Delson/Delsonics.

Stylized gouache landscape with sheep, clouds, stone wall and a gravestone monument with an angel, with hand lettering
illustration of Book cover illustration for a murder mystery, for St. Martin's Press.

Art director: David Baldeosingh Rotstein.

Landscape in watercolor and gouache featuring desert, mountains, cactus, sunset and riders on bicycles
illustration of Book cover art for a murder mystery set in Elizabethan England.  See
illustration of Book cover illustration for a murder mystery set in the American desert, for St. Martin's Press.

Art director: David Baldeosingh Rotstein.

Stylized image in gouache of bookmobile van and sunset in the desert
illustration of Birthday card illustration for Innovisions/Smart Alex.

Realistic political image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache with hand lettering, of then Speaker of the House with his
illustration of Illustrations for stamps, for Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation.

Realistic portraits in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of rock and R&B/soul music legends Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross an the Supremes, Buddy Holly, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, and Michael Jackson, with 45 rpm and 33 rpm vinyl records
illustration of 3-fold greeting card illustration of Elvis Presley, for Smart Alex.

Caricature image in gouache and ink of the King of Rock and Roll in his Las Vegas white jumpsuit incarnation, with a huge fold-out mouth, eating a giant sandwich
illustration of Greeting card illustration, for Nobleworks.

Realistic comic image of crazy bargain shoppers at a clothing sale, various women with angry expressions, yelling and fighting for the discount
illustration of Greeting card portrait for Innovisions.

Realistic watercolor, colored pencil and gouache portrait of R&B/soul music legend Chaka Khan with feathered earring, blue eyeshadow and red hair
illustration of Advertising illustration for Jorge Bendersky's (Animal Planet) dog grooming business.

Digitally colored pen-and-ink image of hunky, handsome man with clippers and French poodle in jeweled dog collar, New York cityscape architecture (Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building, Brooklyn Bridge), gradient night sky and stars
illustration of Magazine illustration for Instinct Magazine.

Digitally colored, pen-and-ink realistic cartoon image of hot, hunky man in dive bar with trashy patrons, cigarettes, ashtray and liquor, man with mullet, woman in leopard print, drunk passed out on bar with rot gut whiskey
illustration of Pulp fiction style greeting card illustration and lettering, for Nobleworks.

Retro Valentine image in watercolor, colored pencil, gouache and colored adhesive film with hand lettering, scared, crying lady in strapless dress with hearts
illustration of Character design and illustration for a projected animated series, Supertranz, about cross-dressing superheroes... heroines.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink caricature of old lady/old man in drag on scooter with kitsch accessories, flamingo bag, jeweled warm-ups and sun visor, from Boca Raton, Florida
illustration of Advertising illustration for the nightclub Heaven, NYC.

Digitally colored pen-and-ink image of hot, hunky muscular man or devil with cigarette, smoke and flames, devil tail tattoo and horns
illustration of Costume design and illustration for a waltz piece.

19th Century period evening costume and fan, fashion illustration style in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache on brownline print
illustration of Costume design and illustration for The Sleeping Beauty ballet.

Ballerina costumed in tutu and tiara, watercolor, graphite pencil and gouache
illustration of Fold-out greeting card illustration, for Silver Dog/Smart Alex.

Period/vintage style image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of Father Christmas in long red robe, with Christmas tree, Christmas fairy, fireplace mantle, clock, nutcracker, cat, bag and toys
illustration of Christmas card illustration for Nobleworks'
illustration of Christmas card illustration for Nobleworks'
illustration of Illustration for Mavety Media Group.

Caricature in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of the playwright, actor and composer Noël Coward in the 1920s and 1930s, in dressing gown with cigarette and smoke in art deco style
illustration of Magazine illustration for Mavety Media Group.

Pop art style caricature in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache, of TV and movie actor James Coco with cupcake and polka dots
illustration of Greeting card illustration of Bette Davis in a Christmas sleigh, for Nobleworks.

Caricature in watercolor, colored pencil, gouache and adhesive film of the actress in
illustration of Greeting card illustration, used as the catalog cover for Nobleworks.

Caricature, in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache, of Pamela Anderson as a plastic blow-up sex doll, featuring implants, hair extensions, fake fingernails and more!
illustration of Cover illustration of Jesse Helms as the Wicked Witch of the West, during the Miller boycott, for Outweek Magazine.

Art director: Maria Perez.

Political cartoon/caricature in watercolor, graphite pencil, colored pencil, gouache and adhesive colored film with witch costume, Miller beer bottle,Marlborough cigarettes, and ruby slippers
illustration of Book cover illustration for The Land of Styx and Stones, Vantage Press.

Black and white pen-and-ink image in Art nouveau style of water nymph/fairy in sheer dress and long, flowing hair, with parrot, flowers and palm tree, for fantasy fiction/fairytale
illustration of Promotional illustration for costume designer Sarah Lemire.

Black and white pen-and-ink image with Cosby Show steamer trunk, suitcase and dress form
illustration of Cover illustrations for a book about the world of traditional summer stock theatre, for Palgrave/MacMillan Publishers.

Art director: Steve Snider.

Colorized pen-and-ink images based on classic musical theatre poster and ad characters from the 1940s and 1950s with
illustration of Book illustration of an elf making masks in his workshop, from The Land of Styx and Stones, Vantage Press.

Black and white pen-and-ink image for fantasy fiction/fairytale
illustration of Book illustration of Apollo with his lyre, from Poetry for the Soul, Vantage Press.

Black and white, pen-and-ink image of the Greek/Roman god of the sun in neoclassical/art deco style
illustration of Character design and illustration for a projected animated series, Supertranz, about cross-dressing superheroes... heroines.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink caricature image of a glamorous drag queen in the mold of Ivana Trump and Patsy from
illustration of Illustration for March for a promotional calendar, for Marc Berkley/Fag Tag.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink image of hunky, naked, red-haired, freckled beefcake leprechaun with his pot of gold, wearing a top hat, Converse high tops, and a lucky four-leaf clover, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish
illustration of Greeting card illustration, for Nobleworks.

Pen-and-ink and color adhesive film retro kitsch comic/cartoon image of lady laughing, dressed in 1950s style with harlequin diamond pattern skirt and cat-eye glasses with bouffant hairdo, standing in greeting card store
illustration of Character design and illustration for a projected animated series, Supertranz, about cross-dressing superheroes... heroines.

Digitally-colored pen-and-ink comic/cartoon image of fierce Black drag queen with turban and afro puff hairdo and huge earrings
illustration of Greeting card illustration, for Nobleworks.

Pen-and-ink, watercolor, gouache and color adhesive film image of a happy little gay boy in his mother's hat, jewelry, gloves and high heels

Profile

Steven Stines has been called “the Marni Nixon of illustration,” able to adapt his style based on the needs and aesthetics of the individual client. Trained as a theatre designer, he uses character, costume and props to tell a story in a single image. His formative influences as an illustrator were Archie comics, Mattel toys and 1970s TV variety shows.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Gouache, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Realism, Stylized, Watercolor, Woodcut, Decorative, Floral, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Still Life, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban, Surface Design