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Welcome to my blog , The Hare Illustratère. I'll be posting about my art process and journey as an illustrator/author here. To find out more about my whimsical & elegant illustrations on nifty things you can buy, please Visit my other blog, The Art Hare's Wares.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ARG-G-G-G-G! They STole my Art !

Just received an alert form a fellow artist that they noticed while they were browsing Etsey what appeared to be my art and gave me the url.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43083094/original-watercolor-painting-the-bear

And low and behold it is my art! And they're claiming it as their own handmade art!!!!! and are making $ selling it on Etsey!!! WAH-h-h-h-h! I'm so-o-o angry I feel ill.

So I report it as not their handmade art and e-mail the store to please take down now. First I had to join Etsey to report the store. Crazy- huh? Then I posted & vented my grievance on Facebook and Twitter to alert my fellow artists about this offending store.

Have just received a form letter from Etsey for how I can claim to be the rightful creator of said piece. It is a 2 page document. I hate paperwork but need to deal with this.

Anyway if you're an artist check out the above Etsey store to see if they're stealing your art. Let's close down the offending store!

Will keep you informed on if I get satisfaction and how fast my art is removed. This is day 1.

After much activity on Twitter and all, the Etsy store is now down. Only took a few hours. Not sure if Etsy took it down or the store owner closed shop.

 More details in a future blog.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

IF: PAISLEY


Groundhog Awakes!
© 2010 Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor

Groundhog loves to lounge in his daisy paisley trimmed robe. Here's my illustration for this week's Illustration Friday prompt. Wish I had a Daisy Paisley trimmed robe.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

THANK YOU!

YAY! My Ripple Art Card, #581 CALL OF THE PELICAN, Sold! It makes me so happy that my art was picked by  someone as their gift for donating to help save the animals from the BP/Gulf Oil Leak Disaster.
Now for the Icing on the cake - someone just requested that I do another Call of the Pelican as they would like it also. Ah-h-h to bask in the warm glow of appreciation while doing my part to help. So yes I will do a Call of the Pelican 2. It will be similar but due to the spontaneity of my watercolor medium it will not be an exact dupe. I hope to have it finished by the end of this week.
Please see  http://ripplesketches.blogspot.com/ for more info on the project.    
CALL OF THE PELICAN
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor Sketch art- 2.5 x 3.5"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Illo 2 - A Boy & His Wolf

A BOY & HIS WOLF
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor

Well here it is Illo #2* - now this piece was a long time coming. Too many interuptions, obstacles both personal and professional -but here it is finally and I'm fairly happy with the finish.

I wanted to work on Book Jacket type art.  Several art buyers have looked over my portfolio and have stated that I should add more full color Jacket and B & W interior art for middle grade/YA books to my portfolio. Why - because midgrade/YA books are big sellers and the picture book market is slow right now. I should add that doing so has been on my to do list for awhile but it's the 12 Week Challenge that's galvinized this thought into concrete action.

The idea/assignment - Bk jacket art - I decided to redo an old piece that's been languishing in my flat files. There are somethings about it that I still like: the wolf and the dreamy forest. As for the rest - it's over wrought/overdone and what's with the boy's outfit? 





 After the pencil, comes the inking and finally we're in the last stages -  the coloring. As usual I lay in my color. Work on the boy - paint in the wolf - now with more detail and depth then my older version. Paint in the background.  

Here is where it went awry. In the new version I put in a big tree in the mid ground. The tree top is where I envision the type. BUT I end up hating the tree top! Would probably look fine with type but as it stood - I just wasn't happy.  I am happy with the boy and I love the wolf. Now what? Feed my trash monster? Banish it to my flatfile? What? As this is watercolor, a transparent media, I can't just paint over the offending parts. I can paint the background on another piece of paper and splice it in via photoshop. OK that's a thought but wait this is a personal piece and there is no real size for me to stick to just as there is no deadline or client. There is only me to please. So what's my solution? Crop it! Yay! and I even like it now. 

Yes, yes one day I'll paint dreamy forests and splice in with photoshop but that can wait. Now I hear illo 3, Sandcastle Summer,  calling me as well as Ripple Sketches and gazillion other things to do.  Illo 4, 5, 6 will be randomly: The Reluctant Dragon, black & white, and TBD. 

*Refers to the Zero2illo 12 week challenge. Weeks 4 - 6: create 6 portfolio worthy illustrations. My personal challenge - create 6 people illos as my website is underpopulated with people.  

Thursday, June 17, 2010

IF: RIPPLE

CALL OF THE PELICAN
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor Sketch art- 2.5 x 3.5"

I usually think of Pelicans as large lovable, even comical birds to see these beautiful birds covered in black goo on TV because of the BP Oil Disaster is so-o-o-o tragic.

Here's my entry for this weeks IF prompt: RIPPLE. 
This is also my art donation for the Ripple Project - helping to raise funds to save the wildlife effected by the deadly BP/Gulf oil leak disaster. Here's hoping that all our combined efforts will make a few ripples add up to a tsunami of good.  

My original ink and watercolor may be yours as gift for donating $10 to either 2 nonprofits, The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies or The International Bird Rescue Research CenterPlease see http://Ripplesketches.blogspot.com for details on how to "purchase" and to see other art available for a $10 donation.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

MY New ZAZZLE Store!




Cymbidium Blossom
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor
Just opened a store on Zazzle.com, http://www.zazzle.com/deloshdesigns* for fun and hopefully profit! Now my whimsical and elegant illustrations will be available on a variety of  products. 
My Cymbidium Blossom motif is my debut image in this venture.

See Cymbidium Blossom motif on:
MUG
T-SHIRTS and assorted TOPS, Infants to adult sizes:
• Just in time for Father's Day TIES
APRONS
HOODIES
TOTE BAGS

To celebrate this new venture - 
all items are currently set at a special introductory price. 
Promotional pricing will be in effect for about a month or until I have 4 motifs up 
(which ever happens first)
THANKS FOR LOOKING!



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

IF: TRAIL


Seed Pack © Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor
Violet Mouse reads her seed pack so voraciously that she doesn't notice the trail of seeds falling out of the package. Here's my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday prompt, TRAIL.

Here's wishing everyone Happy Trails this summer.

See more of my art at http://dianadelosh.com 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

IF: SLITHER!




Ink

The Boy fantasized that the carpet pattern was made of snakes and before he had reached the end of the runner his daydream had slithered to life. Here's my entry for Illustration Friday's prompt: Slither.

Can't believe it's already June! I have to remember to stay focused on my goals or my dreams will slither away.