Behind the Artwork: The World is Unravelling

What inspired this? The ‘World is Unravelling’ is the most recent piece in my series of drawings. This one was inspired by the incredible sun that we saw in England on the day that ex-hurricane Ophelia visited us. The sun was a eerie shade of pink and the feel of the day was weirdly calm …

New Work: Seahorse

New Work: Seahorse

Over the last few months I have been working hard creating new drawings and experimenting with a few different themes. I always come back to sea creatures and woodland animals, sometimes with the addition of a mysterious lady. My most recent project however has been designing illustrations for notebooks and other illustrated gifts, which are …

Sketch, Scan, Paint!

      It’s Sunday evening and guess what…I’ve finally got a scanner again huzzah! This means that I can finally start uploading some high quality images of my latest sketches and artwork, my blog has been rather sparse for the past few months, but no more! I’ve got a new art studio/office type thing, …

Where Have the Birds Gone?

Where Have the Birds Gone?

Winter time is here; it’s cold, a little bit icy and a lot of the wildlife has disappeared. Boo! Well at least the sky looks gorgeous when it is clear. Of course, many species of birds remain here in England and we have a lot of foreign bird visitors – yep that’s the technical term …

A3 Prints and Owl Potraits

A3 Prints and Owl Potraits

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 http://graceowenart.com/gallery-2/wildlife/ 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!

Painting in Progress: Baaa!

Painting in Progress: Baaa!

Hi all! I thought I’d update you on the progress of my sheep painting. Bits have changed he’s no longer wearing a scarf but a bow tie. I’ve some detail into the background. I actually made my own PS brushes for the trees! I can’t believe how easy it is to make your own brushes. …

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 …

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 …

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