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I'm an Illustrator that specialises In Decorative Illustration, Imaginative Characters, And Art That Brings Smiles To People.

Available For Work.
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All work is under copyright of Grace Sandford and is not to be taken or used without permission.
  • Stew Magazine 

    This is the new crafts spread for the next issue of Stew Magazine
    This time you can learn how to make a fizzy volcano, to funk up your shoes and to make a labyrinth jigsaw! 

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  • Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

    Here is my second illustration for the Beast! exhibition in June based on quotes and sayings.  

    This idea came from a pretty rubbish sketch that has evolved while procrastinating! I wanted to create an Indian Princess with a sense of narrative and tried to choose patterns and colour schemes that were relevant.

    It’s been such a headache and stress, but we’re always told to push ourselves right?! 

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  • I Want To Believe 

    I’ve just finished a piece for the latest Beast! collective exhibition in which we’ve all chosen quotes to illustrate. 
    I recently just watched The X Files for the first time and have become slightly obsessed, and had to illustrate a young Mulder and Scully!

    Scully is even wearing a stethoscope!

    I went seriously overboard with lots and lots and lots of tiny details in the background, hope they show when it goes to print!

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  • Poshly Printed Greetings Cards!

    I’m selling work soon at a festival with illustrator collective, Beast!; and wanted to get some good quality Greetings Cards printed in time to sell. 
    Safe to say, these came out much better than I was expecting. 

    They are A5, which is pretty big for a greetings card, and the colours have printed really well!
    (You can also frame them as a cheap as chips print!)

    You can buy them here

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  • Magpie That 

    Recently I was asked by James, a children’s book blogger of Magpie That  to create a magpie in my style to add to fantastic collection! 
    So many brilliant illustrators have already contributed and I feel honoured to have been asked to take part too!

    I’ve become slightly obsessed with the hairy birds nests lately.

    I will always help with promoting children to read more!  

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  • Brooches/Pins

    Since things have been picking up as an illustrator, drawing no longer feels as relaxing/enjoyable as it used to. So I decided I needed a hobby to balance out my work/non work life and so I don’t throw my pencils out of the window (again). 

    I’ve made quiet a few odds and sods now, and it’s become a really satisfying hobby. Everyone who has seen the pile increasing on my desk of felted creatures has urged that I sell them. To me, I never thought about it! I just do it for fun. 

    I’ve decided to do a lucky dip on Etsy and you only pay a fiver and you will get a surprise brooch/pin in the mail! 

    (Excuse the bambi T-shirt…You wouldn’t think I was 23 years old!) 

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  • Gracie Goose - More Spec Work

    Currently working on more samples for Gracie Goose a picture book that i’m hoping to push. Here are some of Gracie’s friends after she shows them the golden egg. 

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  • Seven Stories

    Well over a month ago, I went up to the north of England to visit my in laws (only just remembered to blog about it!!). Whilst there, I went to Seven Stories; a museum dedicated solely to children’s books. Not only is it a museum, but it is a child friendly museum with activities and beautiful things to see around every corner!!

    My favourite part was the area which was dedicated to the process of creating a picture book, it had so many beautiful roughs and sketches from illustrator’s sketchbooks. Really wonderful to see the working’s of others. 

    I spent about 4 hours in there just looking at everything and making the most of the atmosphere. For any picture book lover it is a must! 

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  • Stew Magazine 

    The other day I received the third issue of Stew Magazine. A magazine for curious children. 
    I’ve blogged about them before as i’ve been illustrating for the magazine since the first issue back in January. 

    However, this time the editor of Stew asked for me to illustrate a different spread as an illustrator had dropped out last minute, which I couldn’t resist. It was a really fun challenge and was great to creative something quite attractive in such a short amount of time! 

    I always go on about it, but I cannot tell the world enough how brilliant Stew Magazine is. It’s a great read for children, with a perfect mix of stories, puzzles and news and it is executed beautifully.

    There are many fantastic illustrators who create amazing work, so it’s worth looking at for an artistic point of view as well.  

    I’m always very proud to be part of the Stew Family! 

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  • Tough Cookie

    I can now finally announce that I am illustrating my first ever published picture book written by the talented Kate Louise  and published worldwide with Skyhorse Publishing USA . 

    It’s such exciting news and couldn’t be happier. I’m incredibly thankful for my agent Isabel, who has been so helpful and supportive of me. It’s been less than a year since I graduated from University, fingers crossed that this is just the start for a career as a children’s book illustrator! 

    The book is published worldwide from fall 2015 

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