Steve McDonald
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New Algonquin Illustrations

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The Vector Landscapes

For the last year Steve has been experimenting with vector based illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. Combined with his unique digital drawing style and the ability to layer thousands of shapes it has provided an apt technique for Steve’s digital illustrations of the outdoors. This initial collection is a visual diary inspired by Ontario’s Algonquin Park. Printed on clear acrylic and framed with simple white float frames.

Archival prints on clear acrylic

The series is presented behind crystal clear acrylic - it has incredible depth, a clean modern look and fantastic durability.

  • Printed using up to date giclee (UV inkjet) technology

  • Vibrant colours in a wide gamut with original AGFA Inks

  • 1/4" thick, 99.9% optically clear acrylic made in USA

  • Excellent print longevity, rated for 200 plus years fade resistance

  • Shipped in bubble wrap packaging in a custom protective box


Limited Edition Illustrations from Steve McDonald

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Limited edition prints on watercolor paper.

A selection of recent illustrations presented as low volume limited edition prints. New editions will be added when available. Framed and unframed options are included. Printed using the latest giclee (inkjet) technology.

  • Vibrant colours in a wide gamut with original HP Vivera Inks

  • 308 GSM cotton fine-art photo rag manufactured in Germany

  • Excellent print longevity, rated for 200 plus years fade resistance

  • Eco friendly: water based non-toxic inks printed on FSC certified photo paper

  • Shipped in a protective tube

Books and Publications

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Fantastic Coloring

In recent years Steve has become well known for his highly detailed illustrations of architectural subjects. In particular his aerial cityscapes have gained a large following of admirers. His award-winning five book project with Chronicle Books (Fantastic Cities, Fantastic Structures, Fantastic Collections, Fantastic Planet and Fantastic Machines) have become an international best-selling series with over half a million books in print. They have been published in more than 30 countries and have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Commercial Illustration and commission work

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Illustration and Commission work

In recent years Steve’s artwork has been featured in countless publications both as a featured artist or as a contributing illustrator. Among the more notable publications that have featured Steve's artwork and/or his books are The Guardian UK, Architectural Digest, Architectural Digest India, Architectural Digest Italy, The Atlantic, Walrus magazine, NY Times, Gizmodo, CBC, Imagine FX, Communication Arts, Yahoo News with Katie Couric, Toronto Life and The Globe & Mail. Some of Steve's past editorial illustration clients include Amazon, Amazon Prime, Indeed, Entertainment Weekly, Blue Man Group, Dymock's and Indigo Books.

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