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Winchester Independents

Winchester Independent Paper Studies

Bringing it closer to home with a couple of Winchester Independent establishments this week. The architecture around the city is fascinating, so here’s a couple of building studies on paper to add to my growing illustrated version of ...

July 6th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Cutting & Construction (Fushimi Inari Taisha)

I remembered to capture a bit more of the process in this Japanese inspired painting of the Fushimi Inari Taisha. The cutting and placement of the raised layers are always a challenge. And for the blog it’s particularly difficult to show the ...

Painted Clocks - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
June 22nd, 2020 | Clocks, Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Painted Clocks

While standing at my workbench, cutting away at the paper for a recent architectural study (the process is very therapeutic and extremely satisfying), I found myself staring at a clock face... it’s a strange thing when you’re in that creative ...

Temples and Torii Gates - Illustration by Jonathan
June 17th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Temples & Torii Gates

I've always been fascinated with the landscape and culture of Japan. I wrote about it a little in my influences page here. It's lovely to see that i'm not the only one... as the Mt Fuji painting created for my World Series has proved extremely ...

Movie Nights - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
June 1st, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

More Movie Nights

Here’s the latest in what I hope will be a ongoing series of ‘night time’ illustrations, little architectural studies of cinemas. I think each building has it’s own wonderful character... I’ve already had some great suggestions for venues ...

February 21st, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

St Augustine Light Tower

Who doesn't like a lighthouse? This example from St Augustine in Florida is particularly striking with a black and white twist up the central column. Topped with a distinctive red the 'St Augustine Light Tower' stands at the north end of Anastasia ...

Cinema Cut Outs - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
February 14th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Cinema Cut Outs

You might have already seen examples of the paper diorama pieces that i've been working on over the last year, but these two new additions are something a little different. Here's 'The Phoenix Cinema' created with acrylic and ink on paper, before ...

York Diptych - Illustration by Jonathan
November 29th, 2019 | Commissions, Paper Diorama

York Diptych (Commission)

I seem to get very lucky with the timing of some of my commission requests, the one I have to share with you today came in as I was hoping to negotiate a commercial project for a Yorkshire based company. So I was already looking at further York and ...

Winchester Baptist Church - Illustration by Jonathan
September 6th, 2019 | Commissions, Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Winchester Baptist Church Commission

Here's a little Church commission I completed recently... the architecture of the Winchester Baptist Church has such lovely clean lines. The facade is a cool cream colour, but in the past has also been blue. The top of the columns have crisp white ...

Painting of the Westgate in Winchester Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
May 14th, 2019 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

God Begot House & The Westgate Museum

A couple of new paper dioramas to show you today, featuring well known Winchester landmarks. The cut out illustration below is of the Westgate Museum viewed from the city side. Along with the Kingsgate it is one of two surviving fortified ...