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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, February 23, 2011

Now on HAI!

I've been eyeing this illustrator's portfolio site hireanillustrator.com for about a year and I've finally made the leap. What I like about HAI is that it focuses on illustrators only. Not illustrators, designers, writers and etc.  However it is a general illustration site versus a childrens illustrations only site. Which I'm hoping will be a plus, showcasing my work to new uncharted markets.  I've also heard from illustrator friends that HAI is very proactive in promoting and that they've gotten inquiries and work through this site. Sounds great but I know from experience that just because it worked for them doesn't mean it will work for me. There are many X factors - such as timing and luck as well as tastes, trends and the economy. Not to mention the energy level of the illustrator in generating buzz. One small con is that it's a UK* based site -but with the ability to send art as files etc. location does not seem to matter. Yup I've signed on and am keeping my fingers crossed. So without further ado - Here's the link to my HAI portfolio:  hireanillustrator.com/i/diana-delosh.
*childrensillustrators.com/DianaTDelosh is also a UK based site - how I know location does not matter.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bunny Post #15 - Hoppy Dance!

BUNNIES DANCING © Diana Ting Delosh Ink & Watercolor
Bunnies doing the Hoppy Dance - because Spring is on the way - YAY!
I'm doing a hoppy dance too - as I've actually fulfilled my obligation to post bunnies for 15 days.  


Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 15 Bunny Posts and that's all folks. Happy 15th day of the Year of the Rabbit. Wishing all Good Luck and Good Fortune for the remainder of the Year.


Be on the look out for these dancing bunnies as they will soon be hopping onto my cards at www.gcuniverse.com/dianascards and other nifty things at www.zazzle.com/deloshdesigns*. I'll probably announce their debut at arthareswares.blogspot.com 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bunny Post #14 -5 Friends




5 Friends, © 2006 Diana Ting Delosh, Ink & Watercolor

Hare and her friends are running through a field of wild flowers. They have balloons, plans, carrots, wonder what they're up to. This illustration is available as a giclée print at wingedrabbit.imagekind.com

Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 14 Bunny Posts down and just 1 more hopping up. Happy 14th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bunny Post #13 & IF: SWEATER!

BUNNY SWEATER - © Diana Ting Delosh - Ball Point Pen
The SWEATER looked different than how Bunny imagined it would.

Here is my illustration for this weeks illustrationfriday.com prompt - SWEATER and it's also doing double duty as a Bunny Post*.

Sometimes this is how my writing progresses. My story is all mapped out in my brain  - concise and elegant prose. It should just flow onto the paper. Then I sit down to actually write and it morphes into bloated, awkward text. Only after much angst and many revisions does it match the original dream.


*Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 13 Bunny Posts down and 2 more hopping up. Happy 13th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bunny Post #12 - Valentine's Day

Picnic Hares © Diana Ting Delosh

HOPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
The Picnic Hares design is available as: Valentineand Anniversary cards at www.gcuniverse.com/dianascards.

Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 12 Bunny Posts down and 3 more hopping up. Happy 12th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bunny Post #11 - Surprise!

The Egg Artist © Diana Ting Delosh Ink & Watercolor
Sometimes when you least expect it, your work surprises you.

Bunny Egg Artist design is available as an Easter card in my store, www.gcuniverse.com/dianascards.

Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 11 Bunny Posts down and 4 more hopping up. Happy 11th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bunny Post #10 - Hare with Laptop

Hare with Laptop © Diana Ting Delosh Ink & Watercolor
Detail from illustration used on a self promotion postcard announcing my Illustration Website.

I have to make like this hare and get to work on my latest Picture Book dummy venture. Sometimes I draft the whole story first than thumbnail than draft etc. This time around I find I'm doodling, then outlining, than sketching than back to scribbling words. My text isn't ready for me to type up yet  but the art is taking shape in a very rough form. Working in a random pattern rather than linear. Not saying one method is better than the other, just that this is how my current project is unfolding.

Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 10 Bunny Posts down and 5 more hopping up. Happy 10th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bunny Post #9 Baking Bunnies

Baking Bunnies, ink & watercolor, © Diana Ting Delosh
Kitchen Calamities ensue when this family bakes together. 
Currently I'm working on another Picture Book* idea; drafting the story and trying to decide what animal characters to use. The only thing I know for sure is that it will have an animal characters. They will be clothed and there are some cooking/baking scenes and of course baked goods. The question remains what type of animals? Rabbits as in the above illustration? Bears? Cats? Squirrels? Will have to mull this over in my sketch book.


*I'm participating in the #PBdummy challenge over at the KidLitArt blog. Read more about the challenge HERE - scroll down to the 1/4/11 post.


Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 9 Bunny Posts down and 6 more hopping up. Happy 9th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

BakingBunnies Art Prints by Diana Delosh - Shop Canvas and Framed Wall Art Prints at Imagekind.com

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bunny Post #8 -UGH!

UGH © Diana Ting Delosh In & Watercolor

Sometimes things just don't work the way you want them too.
Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 8 Bunny Posts down and 7 more hopping up. Happy 8th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

IF: REVERSE & Bunny Post #7

REVERSE © Diana Ting Delosh Pen sketch

This is a quickie ball point pen sketch for this weeks IllustrationFriday prompt, REVERSE. If you're not going forward, you may be going in reverse. On the otherhand there are many times I wish I could hit REVERSE and UNDO a few OOPS. Here's to moving forward to better times and reversing our misfortunes.

Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb 17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 7 Bunny Posts down and 8 more hopping up. Happy 7th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bunny Post #6 -Yah



Amy, Crow & Yah - ©Diana Ting Delosh - Ink & Watercolor
Yes - it's a stuffed toy bunny, but it still counts as a bunny.   When I was very young my favorite stuffed animal was a yellow bunny that I called Yah. Leap over to my portfolio at http://dianadelosh.com.


Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011. 6 Bunny Posts down and 9 more hopping up. Happy 6th day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bunny Post #5 - Dream Hare

Dream Hare © Diana Ting Delosh Ink & Watercolor

Hare dreams of growing wings and flying to the moon.
Here's to dreaming big.

Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb17th to celebrate the Chinese New Year. 5 Bunny Posts down and 10 more hopping up. Happy 5th day of the Year of the Rabbit. 

Dream Hare is available as a New Year, Birthday and Note cards at www.gcuniverse.com/dianascards. You may change the inside greetings of any card to suit your needs.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bunny Post #4 - Animal Characters

Mother Hare & Fern Painting in the Garden
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor
My friends and family frequently appear in my art as animals. I find basing my characters on someone grounds them, makes them distinctive. The costuming of the characters and the subtle gestures, poses bring a character, human or animal to life. My Mother Hare and Fern characters are based on my mom and my daughter, Renee and the overflowing lush setting is my mom's garden. We illustrators set the stage and cast, costume and direct the actors. Our illustrations are the play.

FYI: This illustration is available as an art print MHare & Fern  at wingedrabbit.imagekind.com and as Mother Hare & Fern - Note at gcuniverse.com/dianascards.com

4 Bunny Posts down and 11 more hopping up. Posting bunnies from February 3rd - Feb17th.  Wishing all a prolific, productive and prosperous Year of the Rabbit.



Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bunny Post #3 -Hare or Tortoise

Tortoise/Hare
ink & watercolor
© Diana Ting Delosh

Slow and steady like the tortoise or fast and in leaps and bounds like the hare? As an artist I'd like to be steady and reliable like the tortoise but create fast and reach new creative heights like the hare.


Happy 3rd day of the Year of the Rabbit.  3 Bunnies posted, 12 more to come. A bunny post a day (from February 3rd to February 17th) for hoppiness in 2011.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bunny Post #2 -Wormy Apple

Yuck!
© Diana Ting Delosh
ink & watercolor
This is an illustration from Bunny Apples,  my picture book dummy and manuscript that I'm currently shopping around to the publishers. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed for this one. Hop over to my portfolio at dianadelosh.com to see more.

Happy 2nd day of the Year of the Rabbit.  2 Bunnies posted, 13 more to come. A bunny post a day (from February 3rd to February 17th) makes the bad luck go away.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit! - let the Bunny Posts begin!

Robed Hare
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor

Wishing all a Hoppy, Creative, Prolific and Prosperous 2011!

To Leap into the Year of the Rabbit I'm going to post a Bunny a day for the first two weeks of the Chinese New Year. Starting today Feb 3 - Feb 17th -  that's 14 bunnies plus 1 for good luck! Here's Bunny Post #1.

This hare brained idea was cooked up between Me and my illustrator friends, Ginger  and Mark . We'll also be posting bunnies on the IllustrationBoard Facebook site. 2 ways to Join in the fun by commenting and sharing a link to your blog's bunny post for me to see and OR Posting your bunny pix on the Illustration Board's FB page. 

FYI: this illustration is available: 
as a Giclée Print - wingedrabbit.imagekind.com
various Greeting Card Designs: gcuniverse.com/dianascards
on Nifty Stuff: zazzle.com/deloshdesigns*  


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog's Day 2011

Groundhog Awakes!
© Diana Ting Delosh
ink & watercolor

It's been so brutally cold and snowy this winter that I want to believe in the power of groundhogs. According to news reports, Puxatawny Phil did not see his shadow which means spring will come early. YAY! Happy February 2nd -Groundhog's Day!

Tomorrow February 3rd is the start of Chinese New Year, The Year of the Rabbit. To celebrate I'll attempt to post a  rabbit illustration a day for the first 2 - weeks of the Chinese New Year. Having 14 bunny illos isn't a problem - after all I am the the Hare - it's the daily posting that may bamboozle me. That and the fact that I'll be on call for jury duty for part of this period. I guess I better plan ahead to post.

Fellow artists: I hope you'll join me by posting your own bunny images on your respective blogs. Let's make it a Hoppy 2011.