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.

The Wolf (New Painting)
Painting in Progress – Fairy!

Painting in Progress – Fairy!

Hello all, Good morning hope you aren’t too cold in the dastardly Winter weather. Yes, I am being typically British and always complaining about the weather – the frost looks pretty though. As you know if you have read my blog before (if not hello, welcome take a look around) a lot of my art …

Painting in Progress!

Painting in Progress!

Hello all, Good morning hope you aren’t too cold in the dastardly Winter weather. Yes, I am being typically British and always complaining about the weather – the frost looks pretty though. As you know if you have read my blog before (if not hello, welcome take a look around) a lot of my art …

More Fairies!

More Fairies!

Hello Fairy Followers!

I haven’t updated for a while – sorry about that – I have been busy being a Father Christmas like soul making babygrows and cushions then send them off to their new home. I didn’t really have anything new to put on here so today I have a treat for you all. Although, if you follow me on facebook  www.facebook.com/pages/Graces-Creations/221906364510343 (there’s the link there if you don’t :P) you will have already seen it. I have a new fairy on the way so here is the initial sketch for you;

ImageHere is also the beginning of it being coloured;

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…naturally it’ll probably look completely different when completed but as usual I’ll do a ‘painting in progress’ report as I go. “Report” sounds completely boring…they are quite interesting (Promise!) I actually like the sketchiness of the first picture, I think it’d make a good graphic design for a T-shirt or bag, so I’ll be sure to keep that version of it and have an experiment with it as a design. Oh isn’t being an artist fun?

At the moment I have also started doing a course in graphic design and web design which has taken up a lot of my time, but hopefully when I complete it I’d be able to make a fantastic fantasy fairy website and lots of fairy motifs as well. We shall see!

Anyway, have a lovely day and please tell me if you’ve seen a partridge in a pear tree and please take a picture of it.

Until next time Fairy Followers!

(I really am quite strange)

New Fairies!

New Fairies!

Hello Fairy Folk! Just a brief blog from me today to show you the paintings I have been working on recently. I have been busy lately creating a series of new fairies enjoying the changing weather (some one has to) I have two versions of each digital painting, one in black and white and one …

Spring Sleeping (Painting in Progress)

Spring Sleeping (Painting in Progress)

Hello Fairy Followers, I started this painting probably a couple of weeks ago now, unfortunately I completely forgot to take some step by step photos so here we have the almost finished version. Like a lot of my fairy paintings it is inspired by the seasons, I love the colours of Autumn. I wanted to …

Mermaid Mural

Mermaid Mural

Hello All! I has come to my attention that I haven’t posted the finished Mermaid Mural that I was working on. Sorry! I finished it a couple of weeks ago. it is certainly a lot brighter than my other works.  Obviously the actual finish picture does not include the water marks!   I’m now working …