Friday, September 11, 2009

Illustration Friday "Welcome"

Hi Everyone....I took some of my sketches for my latest picture book and made a special piece for IF this week....This little boy always welcomes the cute birds to his families backyard....the birds love him because he always tops up the bird feeder and shows them how special they are....
I think he will grow up to be a wonderful man....

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Hugs
Diana

39 comments:

Connie said...

I'm always intrigued by your images and this makes me think I should experiment with shadows.

Diana Evans said...

thanks Connie...I love If because I can experiment with stuff...lots of fun!!! and I have been doing some shadow experimentation these days!

Mel said...

Love your blog and work! It's all so inspiring!
-M

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Diana, it's so fun and whimsical. I love the added detail and shadow. great illustration.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

So cool Diana! I love the shadows too!
Darla♥

Caroline said...

Beautifully done, Diana!

Asja said...

what a charming and lovely work!

Teri C said...

So wonderful Diana. Full of like and love of nature.

marianne said...

Children who treat animals well are allready wonderful people!

Love those shadows!
your work is already perfect, thought it couldn't get any better but with these shadows it does!

Have a nice weekend!

Kristen said...

I love your blanket stitch around all your pieces. This little guy sure is happy!
You inspire me to want to get my drawing tools out every time I stop by!

Amy said...

Oh my he is adorable Diana. Cute birds are always fun to feed. He has a sweet lil' feeder. I like this!!

soulbrush said...

aaaaw this is little cole, such a cutie pie he is too and i bet he (cole) will grow up to be a terrific man!

Cathy said...

Ah - sweet! I think he'll grow up to be a wonderful man, too!

thedoodlegirl said...

How fun! How did you make the shadows? Great colors and happy feel to it. Nice work!

sandybau said...

So vibrant! Great attitude!

Kristen said...

I have not used my stamp machine yet, because I have a mental block that I am going to ruin the materials or something. I am very technically and mechanically sound, but for some reason, I am just afraid to use it. How funny. I am not afraid of anything either normally. Maybe I will ask my husband to help me give it a try.

Kristen said...

I got mine from Just Rite Stamps and it was on sale for half off, it is normally $400.00, and I got it for $200.00
The starter kit which included some variety packs of the polymer was $50.00
The machine I got is the Imagebox Professional. From all the different people at the stampers convention they rated it the best. And, a lot of companies that package to sell use this machine. It looks very easy to use, I just haven't put some of my images in it yet. The most expensive thing will be printing out the negative images on the plastic to shoot them in the UV box!!!
I hope this helps

Bella Sinclair said...

You bet your sweet patootie he's going to grow up to be a wonderful man! Hmmmm, I wonder if this little man's name is Cole.....

Excellent piece, Diana. How DO you crank them out so fast!?

Juan said...

A lovely illo Diana!
Have a great weekend!

Manon Doyle said...

Oh... I love this one Diana! The birds are awesome!
Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

That is so cute!

Jack Foster said...

Wow!! This is so cool Diana! Nice effect...very 3D. I feel like putting on my 3D glasses....and those colors are great. You rock!

Kristen said...

I went on the website one day, and they were half off. I was toying with the idea of getting one, and was just going to go on the site for the video on how to work the unit. When I went there it was half price so I just ordered it! Maybe it will go on sale again???

Order extra light bulbs right away, mine had a blown one right away.

Silke said...

Diana, this is so much fun! I LOVE your paintings - they are so happy and joyful! This little guy is wonderful! Hugs, Silke

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

Beautiful sweet work and loved the idea of caring for the birds. I am sure this boy will grow up to be a wonderful Man.

Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

linda said...

Very welcoming...beautiful! I especially like the depth!

Ces said...

Aw! This is so unmistakably Cole! I had no doubt as soon as I saw it! This is great Diana.

Marie S said...

I am sure he will be a wonderful man!! This is awesome Diana!!
You and Cole have a wonderful weekend!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

The birds are fantastic! Your style is so recognizable! Just wonderful!

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Nancy Bea Miller said...

What a fascinating hem-stitch and shadow look!

Yuri said...

thank you so much!

isay said...

really beautiful diana! congrats to your new picture book.

Veronica said...

oh my gosh Diana this one is fantastic. I love them all. Off to check out more

Marie S said...

Thanks Diana!

Yes I do believe you need to make some more Halloween inspired stuff. I can hardly wait to see more. I loved the last witch!!

And I love the custom necklace you designed. Awesome!!!!

erin said...

love the 3D effect, very cool.

found a great bakery in our new neighborhood, I'm back in cupcake heaven.

Diane said...

This is wonderful, Diana! I love all the birdies! Hugs, Diane

yoon see said...

Hello Diana,
This illustration is so beautiful!
I instantly feel top of the world.

Thanks, your blog and posting always so special and sweet.
And so welcoming too!

Happy weekends in advance.

What is the season now.
It's fall. So fast....
Do you knit Diana?

C said...

I love this. :) Makes me smile. :) I'm glad to meet you. :)

Eric Barclay said...

Really nice piece. Love the shadows and added dimension.

 
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