New Painting: Green Bird

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I have a new drawing to share (see below); this was created with pencil, pastel and digital painting…whilst listening (that’s right!) to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Audio books are a great way to read whilst getting other things done! Although, you don’t have the pleasure of a wonderful book cover, which in all honesty is my favourite thing about a book!



So, there you go, another short and sweet post from myself, next time I’ll do a longer one, but it’s my birthday today so I think you can forgive me!


New Drawing: The Bear in the Beret!






Hello, happy March!

It’s been a busy few months, I’ve been completing a few commissions, but now I’ve had some time to create some brand new drawings which I shall be introducing you to in my next few blogs. So here is my new creation…the Bear in the Beret! He was drawn with both pencil and ink and is actually a part of a series together with many other bears all dressed in fabulous fashion!





This drawing was so much fun to create, and it may even get a splash of colour to jazz it up a bit. You can see more of this series in my gallery of animal drawings, and more shall be coming soon alongside some other new characters, plus you can now buy prints from my onsite shop – there are a few prints available at the moment, however there will be more items (including printed cushions) to come so expect to find exclusive quirky illustrated gifts here!

If you are interested in purchasing an original drawing or would like a commission please get in contact! To see works in progress and what I’m up to follow me on Instagram @gracescreations





Growth [New Artwork]





I’ve been sketching a lot lately, and I’ve created a rather strange drawing that I’ve aptly (in my opinion!) titled; Growth. Of course, it is just a sketch at the moment but I’m hoping to refine it and create a fairly large drawing from it. But for now let me introduce you to the brand new sketch from my collection:



Mr Fox Gets Colour!

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Mr Fox Gets Colour!

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything new and technically this is just a colour of an older drawing…it’s not finished either but as you all know (unless you’ve never visited before) I like to show the creation of my work in y’all should come back 😉

In other news I’m getting a new computer so you can expect more work to appear over the next few weeks and months. I shall be updating my site – it’s all very exciting isn’t it?

Well it has been a while since I have posted an actual long blog post, sorry about that I’ve been rather busy!

Good news, I now have an A3 printer it is absolutely fantastic! Now I can make some really high quality prints and originals as some of my work has never been seen physically on paper. The plan is to print, frame, and exhibit. I missed something important off that list…oh yeah, sell. My online shop has been bare for quite a while, well that is about to change…well in the next week or so.

Barn owl in monochrome

Black and White Version

This image looks particularly good in A3 both the colour version seen on this page so I shall be doing some lovely, high quality prints of this image. At the moment I am creating more wildlife art than fairy art, but I always like to create something a bit mystical or magical about the paintings I do so, I’m never too far away from the wonderful world of fantasy. I do love Imagine FX (a magazine dedicated to fantasy art)

Anyway, do keep checking back for more art etc and I’ll reveal when my shop is launched with all its new stock! Yay!

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Heron II

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Mr Heron – the sketching continues, I’ll have to update this with a better image unfortunately it’s A3 so I can’t scan it at home, ALAS!

Bridge Sketch

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A quick post tonight of a sketch that is part digital but mostly pencil drawn. The bridge is an aqueduct at Carr Mill Dam in St Helens, England. I don’t usually do landscape or buildings but I’m into trying new things these days!

The Osprey and the Fish – Colour

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Hi everyone, another quick post to show you what I’ve been up to lately.

as you know, a couple of days ago I posted this drawing;

The Osprey and the Fish

The Osprey and the Fish

Well, today I decided I would paint it (digitally of course) so, here is another one of my many painting in progress posts.

digital painting of an osprey carrying a fish

The Osprey and the Fish (colour)

Here (above) is what it looks like at the moment. A lot of work needs doing yet, but as usual I wanted to share with you how my work progresses from sketch or line art to a full, blown, colourful painting. I love using my graphics tablet it is very therapeutic, except for fiddly, detailed bits that can drive me absolutely insane.

It shouldn’t take too long to finish this painting and I’ll post the next step of this painting in progress asap!

Spring Sheep…

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Ok so I started this sheep painting a while ago and I’ve been working on and off with it. I think it is finally finished, yaaaay bring out the Champagne. I’ve been working on my illustration style for children etc. I have so many different styles of work to choose from now…Anyway, here is the sheep…


It’s a bit of a pain sometimes this digital painting lark because I’ll paint it on my laptop and then I’ll look at it on a desktop and it’s a completely different colour or brightness. Looking at it again I think I could add more wool texture to my sheep’s body.

Now, for most of you who often read my blogs and follow my art, you’ll know that as well as wildlife paintings I produce a lot of fantasy work. Now I’ve recently come across a fantastic fantasy illustrator called Neal Murren. I found out about him from ASOS, yes the online clothing shop, I recently bought this fantastic creation

I fell in love with the rabbit design. It is in the style that I love as a lot of my drawings are of this bizarre nature. I’d love to make one with my own with my designs as well. Then I went googling his website, there is some amazing art/illustration on there so just pop his name Neal Murren into google and prepare to see some great artwork.

Hope you are all well!

It’s Bleeting Brilliant – Painting in Progress

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There are some things in this country (England) that you cannot avoid if you are going on a car journey, yes you guessed it…sheep! (you probably didn’t think I would say that did you?) Fields full with flocks of fluffy sheep flash past the window when whizzing down the motorway. It should be the time of year where little lambs are leaping around the field but this blasted snow is probably turning them all into snow balls. Unlike a lot of animals sheep look like chilled out creatures, all they do is stand around and chew until a dog comes and chases them around, cows on the other hand are terrifying and moody (me and cows have issues). There is something comical about a sheep that you can’t really pin point exactly. I especially enjoy the sound they make…you could say it’s a bleeting brilliant sound!…or not…

Ok, so now I bet I’ve got you asking ‘um why is she going on about sheep so much?’, Well you’re about to find out….I’ve painted a sheep! No, don’t worry not an actual sheep! Please don’t report me to PETA. I’m in the process of producing a digital painting so here she is:

painting of a sheep with a scarf on

Painting in progess

Although, it’s sunny in the painting the sheep needs a scarf as it is that English sun that pretends it’s wonderful and hot when actually it’s perishing. Don’t worry I’ll stop myself from waffling on about the weather. I haven’t a named this character yet, there are already quite a lot of famous sheep, good old Shaun, so please any suggestions would be fabulous.