Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

Diane Derrick



Fantasy Illustrator

Posted on 22 May, 2019 at 11:35

Fantasy Illustrator

Hello and welcome to my blog . . .

A little bit about illustrating in the 1960's – 1980's era.

Fantasy illustrations are often played out by an illustrator, and with the explosion of LP record sleeves being in demand for the music industry; along with posters often to be found covering students walls, Illustrators found a whole new way to express themselves over and beyond the traditional fine art that had held popularity for many centuries.

With the explosion of the 'Baby Boomers' and the passing of the grim times of world war II, people wanted to feel 'alive' again and to express themselves through creativity with new forms of art, music and dance and writings.

As time wore on, and computers began to gain in popularity, the need for illustrating of the late 60's, 70's and 80's fell away as online illustrating took over.

Collectors of Illustrations:

These redundant pieces of illustration, often highly executed work, began to appear in collectors books and the original illustration began to be sort after fetching often well into the six figure prices.

What was often to be found in the illustrators studios is now being slowly released.

Diane's own journey in illustrating -

Starting at a very young age, Diane's mind was overflowing with expressions of art wanting to burst into life and overflow into illustrators. She began at junior school and was encouraged to do so. She put her heart and soul into each creation, however her mind was always to express the Fantasy Worlds that enthralled her from an extremely young age. Diane began by creating this fantasy world within, for out of which would eventually lead her towards writing her Hilldot and The Dream Time Games, book series (not yet in print). A mammoth undertaking to build Hidden Lands, Hidden Worlds, histories, star travel and time travel locations, then otherly Universes. Races of beings including embracing elementals and dragons, and all manner of beasts lurking in the darker corners of the world. Her art was always a way of these colourful images rampant within her mind.

As the years rolled by, she headed into Art and Design College, and here she was taught the applications of gouache and drawing inks, a skill she still embraces today as Diane connected into her world with unceasing passion.

Down throughout the decades -

Many illustrations she kept for her own use in order for her to understand her Fantasy world. Each of her pieces represented a phase in her growth, from the natural world gradually transforming into full fantasy worlds.

This can be followed by her three pieces available as prints in her in her web-store. Reflecting back, these began with her love of nature, out of which springs the foundations of her Fantasy, and so The Squirrel, the first of these three to be completed back in the early 1980's. This then unfolded into her second illustration titled The Treetop Restaurant, a whimsical piece created with a touch of humour, but was a complete illustration with no further story line other than what the viewer can see.

Now we jump forward to 2018. A direct reflection on how she had experienced many darker years within her life. Diane's third and final piece today is that of her illustration Hidden In Plain Sight. The piece of work, embraces a transitional world as new portals begin to open up for humanity, signified by her chief character from her triple trilogy books series, The Dream Time Games. To be found within these borders are a journey from darkness into light. It encompasses Time-travel, and how old structures are being broken down.

At the bottom of the mountain, contains, what the illustrator thought were pebbles, but on closer inspection were skulls Forty-two! . . . not built on the shoulders of the sacrifices of others, but her own, spanning back over many lifetimes to the present now moment.

Lastly -

Although Diane has no doubt that these three framed original illustrations will each be of value within the six figure, as this has already been voiced to her. She is following the advice from speaking to fantasy illustrators who reflect her own pieces from a similar training.

For a short period only, Diane is making them available for open offers within five figures only for discerning collectors, to allow her books to be published, in her seeking to bringing her dreams to fulfilment.

Do note however :

After this short window of time, Diane's originals will then be only available thereafter at a six figure price.

I will close this blog for today

With one more statement, and that is in order for me to bring my own creativity into being, I practice at all times, mindfulness, meditation, and total surrendering and service. All my creativity stems from my heart centre, for I have found this will bring the purest passion with creativity without exception.

A call to action -

If you are a collector and would like to invest in this once in a lifetime opportunity, please do contact Diane with your offer. All pieces can be viewed in print format on her website Web Store All sold originals will come newly framed by a registered quality framer and will have a signed document of ownership by the illustrator as illustrations are not signed as in fine arts.

Do sign up to receive your newsletter, all that is required is a name and a valid email address.

Until we meet again from cross the airwaves, may your heart star shine brightly.

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply curry 8
3:45 on 4 June, 2021 
I needed to create you one little bit of word just to give many thanks over again just for the extraordinary methods you've shared above. It is simply tremendously open-handed with people like you to convey easily all that most people would've advertised for an e book to help make some bucks on their own, notably now that you could have done it in case you wanted. These inspiring ideas likewise served to become a great way to be sure that other individuals have similar passion just like my very own to find out a great deal more with reference to this issue. Certainly there are numerous more pleasant sessions up front for individuals who see your blog.
curry 8
Reply Staive
7:16 on 4 June, 2021 
online generic viagra buy cheap kamagra no prescription viagra 100 mg levitra
Reply adjunty
8:09 on 4 June, 2021 
viagra puissant livraison en 24h
Reply Porneno
18:23 on 4 June, 2021 
clomiphene citrate for men reviews
Reply supreme
23:17 on 5 June, 2021 
I precisely wanted to thank you so much yet again. I do not know what I would have sorted out in the absence of the tricks revealed by you relating to such a area of interest. This was the troublesome matter in my opinion, but discovering the well-written fashion you processed the issue forced me to weep with contentment. I am just happy for your support and thus hope you realize what an amazing job you are always putting in teaching others with the aid of your website. More than likely you have never come across any of us.
Reply curry
11:19 on 6 June, 2021 
I must express thanks to this writer for bailing me out of this particular circumstance. Just after scouting through the online world and getting advice that were not productive, I thought my entire life was gone. Existing devoid of the answers to the difficulties you've sorted out all through the review is a crucial case, as well as those that would have adversely affected my entire career if I hadn't come across your website. Your skills and kindness in taking care of all the details was vital. I don't know what I would have done if I had not discovered such a stuff like this. I can also at this time look ahead to my future. Thanks a lot so much for your skilled and effective help. I won't think twice to suggest the sites to anybody who desires guidelines on this issue.
Reply Kasemn
11:21 on 6 June, 2021 
sildenafil citrate 100mg joqbap
Reply erewels
2:19 on 7 June, 2021 
generic viagra prices
Reply Neocky
4:43 on 7 June, 2021 
us pharmacy no prior prescription buy 3 mg ivermectin tablets cialis coupon cvs viagra no precipitation compare pharmacy prices for levitra
Reply entency
14:21 on 7 June, 2021 
buy cialis online pharmacy
Reply yeezys
17:37 on 7 June, 2021 
I'm writing to let you be aware of of the fine experience my cousin's daughter had reading your webblog. She figured out a wide variety of pieces, which include how it is like to have a great helping style to make other people without hassle understand several complicated things. You truly exceeded our own desires. Thank you for rendering such informative, dependable, revealing and fun tips about that topic to Ethel.
Reply jordan shoes
4:35 on 8 June, 2021 
I simply had to thank you so much yet again. I'm not certain the things that I might have used in the absence of the aspects revealed by you relating to this question. Previously it was a traumatic problem for me, however , viewing a new professional form you processed it took me to cry for delight. Extremely grateful for the guidance and even expect you realize what a powerful job you were providing educating many others through the use of a web site. Most probably you haven't encountered any of us.
jordan shoes
Reply nike dunks
14:11 on 9 June, 2021 
Thank you for your own effort on this site. My daughter takes pleasure in getting into investigation and it is simple to grasp why. All of us notice all concerning the powerful means you give helpful guidance through this website and therefore improve participation from website visitors on this area of interest then my princess is undoubtedly learning a lot. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year. You're the one carrying out a dazzling job.
nike dunks
Reply Arranty
18:58 on 9 June, 2021 
Reply kapOpibe
19:56 on 9 June, 2021 
neurontin 600 mg price
Reply toidome
22:41 on 9 June, 2021 
levitra coupon codes pharmacie en ligne alopecia sound it out
Reply RummattE
23:26 on 9 June, 2021 
cialis tadalafil
Reply supreme clothing
19:15 on 11 June, 2021 
I wanted to write a simple comment in order to appreciate you for these remarkable strategies you are giving on this site. My prolonged internet investigation has finally been rewarded with professional points to write about with my pals. I 'd express that many of us site visitors actually are unequivocally lucky to exist in a superb site with many marvellous professionals with good strategies. I feel rather blessed to have seen the weblog and look forward to really more fun moments reading here. Thanks once again for a lot of things.
supreme clothing
Reply Fliedo
2:33 on 12 June, 2021 
viagra online without prescription usa sildenafilo azithromycin pills for sale kamagra 100mg chewable tablets
Reply DedPrear
6:53 on 12 June, 2021 
neurontin dosage for nerve pain