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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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Represented by Creative Authors :
http://www.creativeauthors.co.uk/



All work is under copyright of Grace Sandford and is not to be taken or used without permission.
  • Lawrence The Red Bear

    A warm up illustration to get this week started! Fancied experimenting with inks + bright colour.

    13 Notes
    #Illustration
    #illustrators on tumblr
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #Grace Sandford
    #bear
    #red
    #bear with me book
    #scarf
    #cute
    #childrens book
    #childrens illustration
    #design
    #pop art
    #animals
  • Stew Magazine

    This is the second issue of brand new magazine, Stew. Stew is a kids magazine dedicated to ‘curious’ minds, with stories, articles, activities and oodles of insanely beautiful illustration! You will not find a dull, boring page inside the entire magazine.

    Ali the editor and creator of Stew approached me for the first issue and to be a continuing feature in the magazine as part of an artist’s section for the readers. I’ve created a subtle but fun art gallery to frame the children’s fantastic work without taking away from their talents!
    I’m so glad to be a part of that section as i’m a big big believer in children drawing and exercising their imaginations.

    Although it is only the second issue so far for Stew, it was received raving reviews and is being stocked in some amazing stores! It’s most definitely a project i’m proud to be a part of.

    To learn more about Stew Magazine visit the website: http://stewmagazine.co.uk/

    (Source: gracefacedesign.tumblr.comr)

  • Moose and Mouse

    A few months ago I received an e-mail about an exciting project that I can finally talk about!

    Colin West is an author and Illustrator who has over 60 books under his belt including series involving characters ‘Monty The Dog Who Wears Glasses’ and ‘Moose and Mouse’.
    I grew up adoring the Monty Books, they were my favourite books! It was one of the most exciting moments when over a year ago, Colin followed me on Twitter. We’ve even met twice now (and i’d like to think of him as a friend, which 9 year old me would find mind blowing!)

    Colin e-mailed me asking me to illustrate his wonderful characters Moose and Mouse for a mug design. This was an amazing commission and was super fun as both characters have such personality! I helped order, assemble and post the mugs also to Colin’s dearest friends as they were created to celebrate his birthday.

    Working with Colin has definitely been a highlight to a fantastic start to the year already. He’s a literary legend and a lovely person!

    If you would like a Moose and Mouse mug yourself you can find them on Etsy (very limited stock!) : https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/183471440/moose-and-mouse-ceramic-mug?ref=shop_home_feat_2

    (Source: gracefacedesign.tumblr.comr)

    12 Notes
    #Illustration
    #illustrators on tumblr
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #Grace Sandford
    #moose
    #mouse
    #cute
    #colin west
    #author
    #illustrator
    #childrens book
    #childrens illustration
    #Typography
    #mugs
    #homeware
    #home
    #classic
  • The Critter Shed - Creatures From Space Exhibition

    Live in Liverpool?
    There’s an exhibition on currently featuring many artists and illustrators including my Space Cats which are screen printed!
    Let me know if you go, would love to see some photos.

    17 Notes
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #Illustration
    #illustrators on tumblr
    #Grace Sandford
    #cats
    #space
    #space hopper
    #cute
    #fun
    #childrens book
    #childrens illustration
  • Metro Mouse

    I think it was a month ago, I got a lovely e-mail from my agent to be offering me an opportunity to illustrate a picture book. This was obviously mind blowingly amazing and I was very excited.
    I got given the script and worked closely with the author whilst quickly rummaging up these two spreads.
    Sadly it wasn’t meant to be and it fell through. The publisher loved my work however didn’t find the story marketable.
    But at least I can show you what i’ve been up to now!

    Sometimes (a lot of the time) it takes a while for these jobs to kick off properly.

    (Source: gracefacedesign.tumblr.comr)

    11 Notes
    #Illustration
    #illustrators on tumblr
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #Grace Sandford
    #mice
    #mouse
    #drawing
    #childrens book
    #childrens illustration
    #cute
    #animals
    #france
    #french
    #non
  • Field Mice

    I feel bad that I can’t post much at the moment!
    I’m at that annoying stage where i’m working on lots of great things, but can’t really show any of it!!
    For now here’s a snippet for a colouring book I’m going to be pitching with my agent soon.

    5 Notes
    #Illustration
    #illustrators on tumblr
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #Grace Sandford
    #field mice
    #mice
    #mouse
    #counting
    #animals
    #pencil
    #drawing
    #line drawing
  • gracefacedesign:

    Mothers Day

    So in the UK it’s Mothers Day at the end of the month!
    This was my first attempt to design a Mothers Day card, i’m quite fond of it! It’s very sweet and mushy, but hey, why not?

    If you do like it and need a Mothers Day card, they’re available on my Etsy :)
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GraceSandford

  • Mothers Day

    So in the UK it’s Mothers Day at the end of the month!
    This was my first attempt to design a Mothers Day card, i’m quite fond of it! It’s very sweet and mushy, but hey, why not?

    If you do like it and need a Mothers Day card, they’re available on my Etsy :)
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GraceSandford

    (Source: gracefacedesign.tumblr.comr)

    21 Notes
    #Illustration
    #illustrators on tumblr
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #Grace Sandford
    #design
    #cute
    #mother
    #mothers day
    #mum
    #mom
    #giraffe
    #bunny
    #rabbit
    #card
  • Shrove Tuesday

    Happy Pancake Day! Please eat your pancakes responsibly ;) …As in LOTS at once!

    17 Notes
    #Illustration
    #illustrators on tumblr
    #Grace Sandford
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #pancakes
    #panda
  • Mug Trade

    After looking at the title of this blog post, I suddenly realise how British this concept is!
    Talented illustrator/Designer and Twitter friend Louise Wright and I are both selling our own designs on mugs currently. We decided to do a trade of each others, to show each other’s work off and to own something lovely too!

    Louise is one of my favourite illustrators on Twitter. Watching her work develop has been an absolute joy and there’s no doubt she’s going places!

    If you’d be interested in Louise’s mug or any of her other products, please look here

    Also if you’re interested in my my mug, please look here

    (Source: gracefacedesign.tumblr.comr)

    9 Notes
    #Illustration
    #illustrators on tumblr
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #Grace Sandford
    #mugs
    #design
    #fun
    #etsy
    #notonthehighstreet