26 Apr 2011

Bears are Best Giveaway!


a collection of my bear illustration

Let's celebrate really quickly between Easter and the Royal Wedding (which I'm definitely not celebrating anyway) ... because we don't really have anything to celebrate these few days ... apart from the sun of course, the fact that we are alive and all the other beautiful things around us. Thinking about it it's actually a lot of things! Thank you things!
Let's also celebrate bears! Bears are best!

I'd give it all a big old Grizzly Rooooaaaaar!
If you want to own one. One in A3 ... a really big one ... then leave your comment and tell me which is your favourite animal if you have one ... or many ... and one might be yours soon! Wishing you all luck!

Ps :: I forgot to add a finish date ...I don't know ... let's say when I reach 1400 followers on twitter or 300 on this blog... make it a round number ... that's not a date but might give you guys 2 years to comment ;-)

Sorry this is stupid!  I might finish it early ... who knows ... I shall decide later! Love xxx



68 comments:

Clara said...

Wow awesome print! I don't like to name favorites because I love so many animals, so can I name two? I love humpback whales and caribous!

zillustration said...

I like "don't forget to write" because it's such a lovely interaction... where is the bear floating off to? What is he going to write his letter on? He can BARELY write his name!

rhya said...

Hi Sandra...yay for bears! My favourite animal is a cat. I know it's pretty common...but love their stand off nature and yet at the same time their need to sit on everything you are doing.

cheers rhya

Sophie said...

I think if I had to choose an animal.. and only one.. I'd pick a hare, because they are wonderfully rare and understated.

deeandrewsillustration said...

My favourite animal is the rabbit! (Especially dutch ones like my Luna!)

x

amber said...

I do like a good deer x

shaper said...

bears r pretty cool!:)

Sanna Dyker said...

Gorgeous! He's a stunner!

My favourite animal is the deer as i've always thought they had a very magical air about them! :)

Angelina Ioannides-Beer said...

red panda. i love ginger things.

Kerri-Ann said...

Kittens! Because, well, who doesn't love kittens? Little balls of fuzz :) Really great giveaway! x

Sarah A said...

amazing! i really love the use of marbled paper pattern on "tomorrow bear" and also the triangle composition on "HI" is really clever, the image is so cute! looking forward to seeing more =]

mermet said...

Panda strolls towards me through the colours of your forest.

Daria Hlazatova said...

oooh!! how lovely, Sandra! I love all your bear prints, esp. the one used for Ballad of cover - stunning! My fave animal is a wolf, but it's hard to choose , love them all. xx

Emma Cowley said...

Oh such lovely work! It's great to see how your work has evolved and developed since uni ;D Well, my fave animals are barn owls, though hares come a close second...

Claire said...

Amazing giveaway!
Mine has to be a cat!

Itziar San Vicente said...

The Panda!! I love it :)

Alice said...

My favourite would be a bird, and probably a Wren. They are so bloody noisy for so small a creature and they have tails that whir around like they are independent to the rest of their bodies :D

harriet gray said...

i have to say my favourite is a bear - not just any bear, but the bear in your beautiful print. just gorgeous! fingers crossed x

Crystal M said...

LOVE this print! My favorite animal is undoubtedly the LION!!

I'll help you get followers. I'm a good twitterer <3

Samantha Dolan said...

These bears are brilliant and one of my favourites. But the only thing better than this would be the Giant Anteater!!!

Abby Illustration said...

Yay! This print is stunning!! :) my favourite animal is definitely the cat! Cuddly, pretty, snoozy.. what's better? :) x

Bryony said...

There's too many to choose from! I love giraffes :) and elephants. And I'm rather partial to red squirrels!

Hazel Castle said...

LOVE your work!! I am torn between a cat and a pig, I'd love two pet pigs. I'll have to go for cat or I'd feel mean to my pet!

Emma Lucy said...

fruit bats, deer, cats and foxes. <3 lovely lovely. x

Jennifer said...

When I was younger, I was obsessed with pigs but Dogs [especially puppies] are one true animal love. Nothing lovelier than a big old Labrador or a sappy beagle wagging its tail at you to say hello.

Your illustrations are jaw droppingly handsome.
xx

jessjohn_artist said...

Sweet Dreams Ursus Arctus/ Heroes/ and i dont know the name of the bear sat on the randier bear sleigh?? Anyway like most i fid it too hard to choose one but yes these. I love your ethos on animal welfare and your sweet drawings too! if i dont win i will keep an eye out on your stuff! :)

Kate@oh Knit! said...

I love Panda bears and Foxes, sloths and slow Loris's.
Kate
x

Annarack said...

This is a great giveaway. My favourite animal has to be the Orangutan. They have a lovely warm nature about them. Whenever I watch programs about them they always hug the people who are looking at them. I would love to look after orangutans.

Stubbs Edge said...

I Love Bears all Bears really But if I had to choose I would Probably Say Sunshine Bear or Black Bear. However I also love Owls, Pigs & Ducks Very muchly

Stubbs
x

Anonymous said...

My favourite is the sleeping black bear between the trees. Don't know what's its name. However, it's a stunning work. Congratulation and all best for you from Germany.

Rachel Lewis Illustration said...

Amazing! My favourite animal is the lion... mainly because of The Lion King. And I am a Leo. And also, they are cool. That is all.

Kim W. said...

oh my if i just had to choose one favorite... i would have to say an owl. I also really love penguins and polar bears!! well i guess i have a lot of favorites... i love allll animals! I really love your work... so beautiful! :) yay for happy celebrations! who says u need a specific day to spread a little joy! happy day from NZ! :Kim

Marga said...

I love owls - they're nocturnal (like me), cute and wise.
But if I'd rather cuddle a polar bear. A small one, though, so it wouldn't try and eat me...

Tia Eastwood said...

My favourite would be a panda because they are just so cute it's unreal! ^__^

kimi said...

I still love Don't Forget to Write but now I'm also smitten with your panda in the rainbow bamboo forest. But all your bears are beautiful!! (Don't want to hurt any of their feelings...) Thanks for the lovely giveaway! ^_^

madiillustration said...

my favourite animals are squirrels, tortoises, zebras and snow leopards, although not necessarily in that order. :]

Skewampas Stories said...

I love your new grizzly print. It is so natural, but at the same time it has this funky edge. My favorite print though is the panda print. That one is just perfect.
May favorite animal is probably a jellyfish. I want a huge aquarium filled with them. I could sit around and watch them for hours.

tonirica said...

polar bear cubs (r.i.p. knut) and corgis for me all day everyday. looks like 10 corgis will fit in your bear's mouth easy + have room to skip rope.

erin m. said...

Wow, your work really speaks MUCH more than just art. The Tomorrow Bear and A Tale to Tell prints both caught my eye to have in my new apartment!
Thanks~
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

melinda said...

in no particular order: giraffe, tortoise, seahorse, and the humble dog are all favs.
lovelovelove the collage of your work, how much would a humongous print of the collage rock???
think about it...

Michelle Kondrich said...

My favorite animal is a tiger, but I'm also a large fan of primates. Any animal is beautiful when you draw it!

Genevieve Lawlor said...

Amazing! Orangutan is my favourite animals. This weekend instead of getting chocolate I donated to http://www.forests4orangutans.org/, which protects forests from big companies wanting to illegally destroy Orangutan habitat to plant palm oil trees. It reminded me over the difference we can all make by a even a small contribution rather than over indulging ourselves.

lepetitmonsieur said...

woah! this is awesome! dogs are my fav animal but i also love bears, actually my mom and sister call me "oso" which means bear in spanish. me wants! ♥ you are so talented :)

Jamie Mills said...

Water bear. Every time.

Jan said...

My fave are seals, well just look at those eyes!

alexinnes said...

grrrr love me a bear! and love that last geometric bear. its grrrrrrreat (couldn't resist)

Clare said...

birds. It was always going to be little birds. Especially Robins. Oh those red breasts! hey, your work inspires me. Please never stop.

i heart... said...

My favourite animal is... elephants.
Just like them, I never forget :)
x

Kayla B. said...

Ahh I love your stuff and have been eyeing your prints in the etsy shop for a while! My favorite animal I am certain is the frog. I collected froggy items when I was little and I still hold a special place for the lovable amphibians in my heart.

Kayleigh Bluck said...

Beautiful images as always Sandra :) My favourite animal is the otter - too cute! Cats come a close second though x

martanonimato said...

definitely my favorite animal is the Lynx, is a big cat,
an endangered cat, is so beautiful and elegant. Exists only in Spain and are only 300 ... The best are his ears and his "beard"

this is:
http://www.google.es/search?um=1&hl=es&q=lince+iberico&revid=403781563&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1024&bih=677

sorry for my bad English

Julia + David said...

Oh! I would love to win! I have been a fan of yours for a very long time now... my favorite animal is the panda bear, I adore their cute faces <3!

Dionne said...

my fave animal is probs a SLOTH! cos they're so cute and funny to watch and i think i am one. also i discovered Watusi Bulls the other day, they are unreal! (google it!!!) x

Inge said...

Man, I thought this would be easy, but it's such a difficult question! I like birds and foxes and squirrels and wolves. But I might go for the Aldabra giant tortoise, I can't stop thinking about him ever since I saw him eat grass at the zoo.

Trade Your Talent said...

Let's celebrate bears! This one is gorgeous!

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

my favorite animal is a cat but it is closely followed by a slow lorris! Love these prints!

k baergen said...
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k baergen said...

first of all this is beautiful. second of all, my favorite animal might be an octopus. something about them being able to travel to the depths of the sea, bioluminescence, and they just sail through the water, make them mysterious, powerful, and put me in a place of awe.

Jolly Good said...

I really like giraffes. And zebras are good too. But my favourite is my kitten, Panda, she is very entertaining.

pirichi said...

Hello! my favourite animals are Rhinos! I really love them I don't know why because when I say this to other people they always look at me with a funny face like "REALLY?" hahaha
Hope I win :)

Crystal M said...

LION! My favorite is the LION! Pandas are very cute....

Ismay said...

my favourite animal is a cat! more specifically, my little kitten.

mermet said...

Really likes watching newts

Emmi said...

My favourite animal would definitely be a giraffe. They're just so wonderfully out of proportion.

Jackie ONeill said...

I love elephants though rhinos are a close second.
@jacknutter1969

Origami Chicken said...

Beautiful work as always! Everyone who knows me would quickly say Owl. Mainly because I want to be one, love anything Owl related and all my presents seem to have some connection to an Owl... They're so lovely! :)

Sloorp said...

Great artwork! My favorite animal is Lion!

● Sandra Dieckmann Illustration ● said...

Hallo everyone!
The giveaway is now closed!
I have posted the giveaway with pictures here :: http://sandradieckmann.blogspot.com/2011/04/bear-giveaway-winners.html

Thank You all so so much!