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About Digital Art / Professional Laura DiehlFemale/United States Recent Activity
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Golden Antler
upon a time, in the Far North, lived two sisters whose only memento of their
father was a broken shard of golden antler…

piece was inspired by northern lights and fairytales. At the start of the new
year my thoughts turn toward giving and spreading light to a world that has so
much need of it. The antlers as lights unto themselves really appeal to me on a
deep and visceral level. I was also happy to paint a new piece set in the snow!
As anyone who knows me can tell you, I absolutely adore snowy weather and find
a certain magic in it. The story of the piece is not from an existing
fairytale, but rather is from a brand new fairytale that I'm writing.

See more:…
Prairie Sea
Four siblings set sail on the high Prairie Sea, surging
over the submerged fields at golden hour as a playful group of
prairie dogs paddle alongside.

This piece was
inspired by my childhood growing up in Oklahoma.
It's as much a reflection of the landscape I came
from, as my inner landscape as a child. As a young
girl I was absorbed by the fantasy world of Narnia
and the pioneer life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. This
image gives nods to both. My 3 siblings and I were
known to engage in fantastical play, so the idea of
combining the two into one image -where it's hard to
tell where reality stops and fantasy begins- is
quite intriguing to me. The Scissor-tailed
Flycatchers soaring into the sky are the Oklahoma
state bird and the distant house was our first
childhood home.

See more image details on my blog:…
Buy a print:…
Starfish Shore
A curious boy comes upon a giant starfish while combing the beach
for shells one night. When he dares to nudge the starfish with his
bucket an otherworldly girl materializes before him.

Starfish Shore came about from a series of sketchbook doodles done
on actual real paper with pencils. Thanks to my local illustration
group, I've just rediscovered my love of toned sketch paper + white
Prismacolor pencil. I've been itching to do something "beachy" so I
was musing about sea-life that one might find along the shore and
what might be magical about it. When this image started off it was
just the boy and a lantern, the girl came about when I was painting
later and found myself wanting to put something/someone hovering
over top of the starfish.

You can buy a big, beautiful, gallery-quality print here:…
Gravity Falls
Fan cover for Gravity Falls animated children's TV series. Depicts twin
main characters Dipper and Mabel Pines with their pig Waddles standing
in the mysterious Oregon woods outside their Grunkle Stan's 'Mystery

See detail shots here:…
Narnia Book Cover
My fan cover for my very first fantasy book series from childhood. See more details & mock-ups here on my blog:…
The 7th chapter of my webcomic StarSpun, 'Isle of Wrecktangle,' is now online! Read it here: Chapter 7. If you have any comments, please leave them on the associated BLOG POST. Please share it if you like it! Enjoy!


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Laura Diehl
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Laura Diehl is a freelance illustrator and visual storyteller who specializes in children’s and middle grade fantasy. She has over 10 years of experience, working with clients such as: Pearson, Mattel, and Routledge, and honors including a Chesley nomination and publication in Spectrum. Her artwork is primarily digital, hand-painted with a Wacom Intuos and Photoshop.

She's always looking for new and interesting projects! E-mail:




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RoboticAnarchist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Your artwork is beautiful!
eewill Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful gallery!!  I got snared by your Gravity Falls cover when I saw it come over in the new additions.  WOW.  I love your style use of colors!  Thank you for sharing!
ldiehl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awww! Thanks so much for the kind comments. So glad you enjoy! =)
eewill Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.  I love how crisp and clear the edges are and the colors you use are so vivid.  They are all such beautiful work.  It's definitely something to aspire to!  
Estheryu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
very nice gallery!
nice to meet you here!
have a nice day!:love:
coloured-hair Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
your art is so cute but great! love those so much :3
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
do you take request?
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Your gallery is absolutely enchanting! :hug: 
MoonStrengthCrafts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your art is gorgeous ! Keep it coming, please !! :D
Nollit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
*Looks through gallery*
*Instant love*
*Faves non-stop*
*Presses +Watch*

Hello there! :love: Your galery is amazing,I love it! :heart:
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