Friday, January 25, 2008

Illustration Friday Submission - "Tales & Legends" My take - The Legend of the Mermaid....

Hi Everyone...

One of my favorite Legends is the Mermaid...I still think it would be amazing to be able to breathe under water....

I found some cool links to some urban mermaid legends....

Fiji Mermaid

Dead Mermaid Found After Tsunami

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
oh added a mixed media collage painting of me as a mermaid too...heheheh
Cheers,
Diana






39 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

She's beautiful as is the world in which she swims...I really do love the "blanket stitch" that outlines your work...it is so original and so much your own !! I'll make time today to visit those links....have a great weekend !!

Diana Evans said...

thanks Nancy....my stitch is my style...I seem to add it to everything...

Cheers,
Diana

Lisa said...

love your mermaids and those links are cool but they are not as pretty as you portray them

Regina said...

Beautiful and sweet!

Kate said...

LOL! You and your mermaid drawing are certainly much more beautful than the photos of that stinky old mermaid-fish carcass you linked to!!

Diana Evans said...

thanks Regina and thanks Kathleen...

oh please post that cake...and tell me more about that cake business...what fun!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Teri C said...

Oh what a pretty mermaid. You are right, she goes perfect with my turtle!

Mark said...

all the divers I know hope that this legend is a true one and as long as they look like your work and not those scary photos in your link we will keep diving and searching for our mermaids

great post

Lisa Lorenz said...

Hi Diana, I went to see right away your blog what you have submitted for IF. I read your lovely blog everyday. This painting of the mermaid is gorgeous. I also love the pic of you in the shell. Your cupcakes are amazing and I loved your brides maid dress illustration and of course your yummy food of the day. Things here have been crazy getting ready for the move. I am so missing my paints and brushes. Cant wait to get to Canada and start my painting again & hitting some nice galleries to sell my work over in Canada. Have a great day, :) Lisa

eyecontact said...

That photo collage shows your wit AND talent! Love it!

Diana Evans said...

Thanks Teri...I knew she would be perfect with your turtle...

Thanks Mark...I know you guys always dream about meeting a mermaid..lol

Thanks Lisa...will be interesting to see more of your work when you move back to Canada...

Thanks Eyecontact...
Appreciate all the great comments...

Cheers,
Diana

platitudinal said...

Your mermaid is lovely. Her fashion details show that she has great style. No sailors can ignore this enchanted creature.
*I really like the straight blue lines for the underwater scene. I did not expect it (always associate wavy lines with ocean). Thanks for the new out-of-the-box concept :).
*You are such a fun person -->love that Diana Mermaid! :D

murphy girl said...

i totally love the you-as-mermaid collage! every woman should be a mermaid at least once in her life! wonder when i'll be one.....?

rbaird said...

You make a lovely mermaid! Do mermaids eat cupcakes?
What a fun blog too.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Platitudinal...thanks for the wonderful comments...how sweet of you to pop by...

Hi Murphy Girl...you can be one anytime you wish...it is fun being a mermaid and a frequent request from clients...

Hi Roberta! well ofcourse mermaids eat cupcakes...and funny you would ask that because when I was illustrating her I was about to place a cupcake in her hands but swapped the idea with a shell instead....now I wish I went with it...hehehehehe


thanks for all the great comments...I appreciate it!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Diana!
You are a beautiful mermaid! Thank you for your sweet post and question. I sent you an email.
Have a wonderful evening!
Melissa

nina seven said...

nice bright style. thanks for visiting my blog!

Valeriannah said...

She's awfully sweet. What a neat style you have developed. Thanks for your comment on my post!

Valeriannah said...

She's awfully sweet. What a neat style you have developed. Thanks for your comment on my post!

studio lolo said...

I think Canadian women make lovely mermaids! If you wish, you may serve my giant pears for one of your meals. Perhaps in a crepe?

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Mermaids are indeed cool. Especially with purple shell brassiers! I have one just like it. :)

isay said...

hi diana!your illustrations is making me well!

i am enjoying this illustrations a lot. they are lovely!

Hey Harriet said...

Very sweet mermaid, she has wonderful fashion sense. Great style!

steve said...

These are so cool and imaginative Diana. Very pretty!

Diana Evans said...

thanks everyone...I appreciate all the comments...

have a great weekend!!

Cheers,
Diana

Mary said...

Thanks for the comment on my work, really like your style. I like ther mermaid legend too and have actually written a story incorporating mermaids, might have to post it sometime soon.

ValGalArt said...

you make a lovely mermaid! Great work Diana, i love them!

mcaplan said...

Love the mermaids!

michael said...

hey, nice mermaid, the shape and colours work well. thanks for stopping by my blog too :)

Candace Trew Camling said...

you make a very pretty little mermaid! Love the illustrations for this week! Oh, and I finally posted my little cupcake paintings too. Pretty soon they will be out of my studio...and I'm ok with that...I think I'm a little cupcaked out. I haven't even gotten to eat one after making so many!!!!!

Diana Evans said...

thanks for the wonderful comments...

I love hearing from you ...

I am heading over to see Candace's cupcakes...

Have a great weekend

Cheers,
Diana

Aspa said...

What a beautiful mermaid! The links were fun too.

Kevin Levell said...

You've got a very strong graphical style and you've captured a great, far-away look to your mermaid. Nice illustration!
Thanks too for your comments on my Jimi Hendrix portrait.

DeLi said...

lovely! and even lovelier because i love the mermaid tale too!

nessadee said...

I love the collage illustration...how fun! Your mermaid is beautiful, and your strawberry cupcake looked quite yummy!

Honor Bowden said...

nice idea! You look very pleased with yourself living the goodlife as a mermaid! ;-)

Tony LaRocca said...

Those are some happy shells!

moverlow said...

Great texture and a very nice style. Well done.

The Unknown said...

I love it.
love

 
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