Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Fan Day: My first giveaway!

Giveaway Time!
As a thank you to my fans and followers, I've decided to choose 2 winners to receive a large poster print!
Winners can choose from Letter Lover, Rough Seas, or the Effects of a Sweet Nature prints (click the images to see larger versions). Sizes are 8½" x 11", 10" x 10½", &  8½" x 11" respectively. 

To enter: 
- You must be a follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect 
- Then, leave a comment on this entry telling me your favorite item in my Etsy shop

Bonus entries:
The following actions will give you 1 extra entry for each. 
*be sure to leave a separate comment for each of these actions so I can count them as entries!
- Share this giveaway on Twitter (@hannahthebird)
- Reblog this post on Tumblr (also hannahthebird

This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide! 
I will choose and announce the 2 winners via random number generator on Friday, October 14.

Good luck! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Mix: What Was Missing

Drew this after watching this week's Adventure Time preview for the new episode, What Was Missing: 

I love this show and I love these girls ♥_♥

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Mix: Inspiration: The Red Rose Girls

This week's Monday Mix features three female illustrators, three of my favorites, who were a part of the Golden Age of Illustration: Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Violet Oakley. The women were nicknamed the Red Rose Girls by Howard Pyle, master illustrator and their teacher, after the place they lived and worked in together called the Red Rose Inn. The name also reflects the nature of their art - their subjects were mostly women and children, very feminine (although some of Violet Oakley's work stands out against this generalization). I've collected some of my favorites here for you... click Read More to see!

Illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Final: Peach and Daisy


Inked and colored! Something light and fun before I dive into an actual, professional project during the next few weeks (although that will be fun too)! I can't give any details yet though, hush hush ;) 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Mix: Post-It Art, WIWT Blog Feature, and Zelda Music

♥ The Post-It War: Window art made with Post-Its! This reminds me of being in college, when I worked at a newspaper with another artist friend of mine, Chris McAlister (check out his portfolio... I promise you won't be disappointed, he's incredibly talented!) We decorated our shared cubicle with tons of Post-It scribbles, although nothing like this. Makes me want to give some window art a try. 

My last WIWT drawing was featured on the What I Wore Today blog! I love this group <3 I'm still excited for the book, 2012 please! 

And some music... since David's been playing Ocarina of Time lately, I've been listening to this piano/violin medley of Zelda songs while I work. Give it a listen even if you're not familiar with Zelda, it's absolutely beautiful:  

Look for another Wednesday WIWT this week, and possibly a final on Friday!