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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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http://www.creativeauthors.co.uk/



All work is under copyright of Grace Sandford and is not to be taken or used without permission.
  • Wild Flower Pattern 

    I decided on Sunday to ignore the work I had to do and create something new! I’d never tried a proper floral pattern before and wanted to give it a go. I was greatly inspired by wild flowers, they are lush! 
    It’s given me a new ability in my portfolio.

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  • Gracie Goose 

    Some sneak peeks from Gracie Goose and the Stolen Golden Egg, my first attempt at writing as well as illustrating a picture book. 

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  • 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

  • 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!) 

  • 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. 

  • 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!