New Work: Seahorse

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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 due to be printed very soon (in the next coming week) once I have finalised all the designs.

One of my favourite new designs is my Seahorse; he is utterly majestic, in my humble opinion – ha! They really are marvelous little creatures and truly unique to look at, so are a great subject matter. But, that’s enough of me waffling about it, here he is in all of his glory:

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This drawing is a combination of two drawings: the seahorse and the seaweed together with digital painting. I can’t wait to see the final product printed.

Sorry that it has been a long while since I have posted a blog, but you can see what I’ve been up to on my work in progress page or by following @gracescreations on good old Instagram.

I really enjoy Instagram, it’s a great platform for connecting with other artists and finding really beautiful imagery. I’m a convert.

Have a lovely Saturday.

New Project…Under the Sea

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I have always loved the sea, well looking at it at least. There is something magical and breathtaking about it and of course it is home to some of the most wondrous creatures and plants.I love a good coastal theme too so it was on natural to use the ocean and its  contents as a source of inspiration for my artwork and illustration.

My new project is based on the sea, but like many of my drawings or paintings I wanted to include and element of storytelling. This combination of themes can be seen most plainly in my jellyfish series of drawings…here is a preview…

Number 1

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Sometimes you plan drawings…sometimes you don’t – I find the ones that aren’t planned are stronger. This concept wasn’t planned, it just happened. A3 in size it is a larger piece. It is part of a series, you’ll have seen snippets if you follow me on instagram.

Here is another drawing in progress…

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And another, but this one involves digital painting…

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So this is just one side of my under the sea theme, there shall be more to come, I’m really enjoying exploring the depths of the ocean!

 

…It’s Windy

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Happy June everybody!

That’s right, it’s June and it feels a lot like winter. To celebrate this wonderful fact (I’m not being sarcastic…I swear…*ahem*) here is a very British June inspired artwork/sketch…

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This bird seems happy enough to be wearing a scarf at this time of year…I’m not sure I am!

Growth [New Artwork]

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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:
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Oh deery Me (Beasties ‘n’ Bowties)

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Greetings Beasties!

I’ve been adding a little colour to my deer as part of the ‘Beasties ‘n’ Bowties’ series and here is the gorgeous little fellow now….Image

 

Do you think yellow suits him? It has been a quick digital paint of a job. The rest of the series is coming along nicely, I should be able to introduce you to a few more characters next week and hopefully have a few prints available for purchase, isn’t that exciting?

For now I’ll leave you with the deer, my favourite so far is Mr Hare who you can view in a previous post ‘Beasties ‘n’ Bowties‘. Once I’ve completed the series they shall be uploaded in all their glory. Goodnight!

 

Squirrel Sketch

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Squirrel Sketch

A quick sketch of a squirrel as part of my ‘Bowties ‘n’ Beasties‘ series.

Beasties ‘n’ Bowties

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Hola Amigos!

Good news, I’ve begun a new series of drawings – I say drawings it is really more an amalgamation of traditional drawing and digital (oo how posh!). The new series shall be called ‘Bowties n Beasties’. So, I’d like to share a few pieces that are currently in progress so that you can see exactly why I have entitled my series so. 

Enough of my words…bring on the images! (sounds of cheering…ish)

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Mr Hare is looking rather handsome if I dare say so myself! 

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Mr Fox and his green bowtie…looking rather dashing.Image

 

Oh Deer…

 

You probably see why the new series is called ‘Bowties ‘n’ Beasties’ now, I’m combining two of my favourite things; wildlife and quirky fashion. There shall be many more of these little creatures popping up to say hello. Some of them will make it to the finish line, you’ll have to wait n see what the finished series is like…

Well, I better get drawing. Until next time,…wildlife wanderers and fairy followers!

Photoshop Fun!

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Photoshop Fun!

I’ve been having a play on photoshop, I wanted to make a vintagey, ink-drawing type effort.

Woodland Fairy Digital Drawing

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Woodland Fairy Digital Drawing

Hola fairy followers!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything with wings…or on the way to having wings, so here is a drawing that I created quite a while a go. I started to digitally paint it, then I decided I liked it much better in black and white. I’ve edited the drawing slightly on Photoshop, but I shall be adding more detail to it to make it a delightful digital drawing! Instead of typical butterfly wings she shall have wings of a leafy aesthetic.

I have a couple of other drawings to show you but I still don’t have a scanner, alack and alas!

Where Have the Birds Gone?

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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 for it! It may be warmer here than other destinations but I think I’d prefer to go to Spain for the winter period not the North West of England! Anyhoo the point of my post is that I have a new drawing for you…and it’s of a bird..huzzah! So here is a baby blackbird in all of its glory….

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As you are all aware or will be if you’re paying your first visit to www.graceowenart.com, wildlife drawing and painting is something that I am passionate about (as well as all things fantasy). I now need more pencils so I can sketch more, although I do not have a scanner anymore which is a shame. If you have any requests of what you would like to see me draw then please leave me a comment below!