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.

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.

1 comment:

lisa lewicki hermanson said...

Well said about illustrators. With my Dad having been an illustrator, this really rings a bell. You are the directors and the producers.