Online Portfolio for Amy Michelle Downey specialising in Sculptural Illustration

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Degree Show

It's started! Steam Powered Fish is exhibiting in Cogito Ergo Sum which will be open to the public from tomorrow until Sunday evening (26th-29th May) open from 10am-4pm. So if your in the area do come and have a look see!

Saturday, 21 May 2011

The Ball-Joint Doll

Here is my first attempt at a Ball-Joint Doll. I rather think that she turned out well! She will be on display at the University of Worcester from Wednesday until Sunday! So get going!

Annabelle was Queen of the floating cities. She hadn’t been Queen for long, it had only been two short months since her father had died, leaving the huge responsibility of leadership on her head.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Gentleman Octopus - Livestock Wholesale

The Gentleman Octopus sells Sprite Eggs, Selkies, Miniature Whales and Water Sprites. Though I'm sure he has other beasts lurking about...

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Monday, 9 May 2011

The Fairy Catchers Convention

The Fairy Catchers Convention

For this image I was experimenting with the number of characters I could fit into an image. I have taken over 2000 photos of this scene trying to get it right, so I hope you like the result!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Instillation Art

I have very recently completed an Instillation for the University of Worcester to raise awareness of the Degree Show at the end of this month. Above is the final finished thing available to view at your leisure at Reindeer Court, Worcester. The entire thing has been created out of recycled materials sourced from WRE. Below are the concept images.

Card Prototype of the Instillation

Card Prototype of Instillation photoshoped into shop window

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Cogito Ergo Sum - Degree Show - Interview

My work has been featured on Cogito Ergo Sum's Blog where I have given a brief (very brief!) interview about my work and my time at the University of Worcester! So go check it out!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Spotlight - Space Cow Smith

These images have been created by the very talented Space Cow Smith please do go view his work at

Cogito Ergo Sum - Degree Show

It's coming up! The Worcester University Degree Show will be held from 26th -28th May 2011 where a multitude of work will be on display from graduating students from the following disciplines: Animation, Art and Design, Creative Digital Media, Digital Film Production, Graphic Design & Multimedia and Illustration.
Some of my most resent work will be on display along with work from my dissertation. This is a chance to see my sculptures up close alongside illustrations that I have completed whilst at the University of Worcester. There will be many other talented peoples work on display including that of Space Cow Smith a fellow model maker! So do please come along!
For more information please visit

Sunday, 1 May 2011

New Developments!

As you may know Steam Powered Fish is available to follow on Facebook whereby more Sculptural Illustrations and images are available of my work and updates are posted regularly. Now Steam Powered Fish is also on DeviantArt and you can also follow this blog via email, just fill in the box on the right.