The Owl and the Pussycat – New Art!

The Owl and the Pussycat – New Art!

New Art Posted on March 21, 2013 Hello all! Just a short post for you to introduce you to some of my new digital paintings… I wanted to produce some more illustrative work and create some more animal characters. So here is a kitten (who I have yet to name – help!) and we have Oswald Owl …

Honourable Mention

Honourable Mention

Hi everyone, I entered a competition on Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery entitled ‘Nature’ with my digital painting; Today I found out that I received an honourable mention in the Mixed Media & Other category! It’s very exciting to be mentioned. It’s a great online gallery with some excellent competitions for artists   …

Prints!

Prints!

Hello everyone! Prints of my work are now available on Society 6, don’t worry that the currency is in dollars you are able to ship to the UK. http://society6.com/GraceOwen I also have some more prints available on Folksy, you’d be ordering/purchasing them directly from myself on there (but I am limited at the moment to …

Is that a…Wizard Bird?

Is that a…Wizard Bird?

Is that a...WIzard Bird?

This magical little bird appeared to me in doodle form on a slow day at work. He has since been sketched (as you can see) and is currently being brought to life on my computer screen. I am thinking of some exciting stories about him, although I’m yet to give him a name, poor bird. He looks happy enough at the moment.

That’s it from me tonight, short and sweet. I’ve been ill with a bad cold so forgive me AND there will be more exciting posts soon!

Sketches Galore!

Sketches Galore!

Howdy Folks, I’ve been sketching away over the last couple of days, just getting a few ideas together for some more digital wildlife paintings. Generally, this is how I start an artwork, I’ll create an initial sketch, refine the drawing then scan it in for painting. Although, I do love drawings as stand alone artwork …

Freddy Fox

Freddy Fox

Hello All! As promised earlier here is a new painting, and a new member of my character creations, Freddy Fox! and here are a couple of pictures of it in progress: It started out as a simple sketch in a fresh new sketchbook that I treated myself to. Well, I say treated it was quite …

Deer – Finished

Deer – Finished

Deer - Finished

After doing about 75 different versions of this..well more like five but you’ve got to exaggerate sometimes don’t you? This is going to be a really short blog as my computer seems to be typing extremely slowly. Argh! I have got a little treat for you as well later I will upload a completely new painting. Anyway before my computer drives me insane…goodbye

Barn Owl (New Painting – in Progress)

Barn Owl (New Painting – in Progress)

Barn Owl (New Painting - in Progress)

Following my recent trend of digitalising (probs not a word) some of my old drawings..here is the Barn Owl. He isn’t finished at the moment but thought you might be interested in how it was coming along. I am yet to do some major detail work on the wings, it should be fun…yet challenging. You’d think as an artist I would be patient…no. I am not, it’s why digital work seems to be working for me there is no waiting for layers to dry…but I don’t think staring at screens is particularly good for your eyesight. I love drawing and WILL always start my art with drawing but hand with a good old fashioned pencil first.

Well, I’ve rambled on long enough I hope you like it and I’ll post the finished version ASAP.

Kingfisher (New Painting)

Kingfisher (New Painting)

Kingfisher (New Painting)

I digitally painted this image from a pastel drawing I had created a while ago. I love reworking traditional pieces I have made with Photoshop painting…I love it because I don’t get as messy and I don’t have to wait for things to dry. I am impatient to see the finished result! Oh dear.

The Wolf (New Painting)