Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

Every Picture tells a story – realistic and stylised animals in art from Manic Illustrations


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Early Preparations …..

The printer is whirring away, Christmas is coming and those prints have to be ready.  Is the iron hot ?  I hope so.  We are definitely ready to strike.  I have a little stock of prints all ready mounted hoping that some lovely peeps will buy them for gifts.   The whirring is worrying though, that printer had better keep going, sucking up that liquid gold in the form of CMYK pigments…. let’s hope we get through the winter in one piece.

Find some of these on etsy and if you don’t find the one you really want then contact me; I will get them on there for you pronto.  🙂

Prints for sale of original paintings of animals by artist Diane Young of Stroud UK

 


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Painting Stories: Freddie and Digger

So, what is going on in the picture?

Digger the dog and Freddie the Goldfish a painting by artist Diane YoungIf an image captures your imagination you may find your own internal dialogue emerging as to what is taking place in the picture. I make ACEOs with my own narrative  in  mind and often show them to my family and find that they in turn arrive at their own (sometimes surprising ) conclusion as to what they think is going on with the characters in my ACEOs.  

I love to start the story and hope there may be a variety of possibilities for a story to be told.  

Decide yourself what is happening here between Digger and Freddie, and then see below for what I had in mind. My description for this aceo goes something like this : “Digger could not be sure but he thought that Freddie was trying to tell him something…..”

My narrative could have been…. “Looking at Freddie Digger was not sure if Freddie  actually liked him.” but I decided that it would be “Freddie kept glancing at the Fish Food and looking at Digger hoping Digger might take the hint and gives him a little snack!”

Go on surprise me with your story line…..


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Painting Stories – Harvey the Aardvark

Harvey Loves Rainbows

There was something special that Harvey was looking for.  Mouse was hoping that Harvey would find it very soon.

“We need the rain to find one of my favourite things” said Harvey  “There is no other weather that makes something so beautiful.”

At last there it was….

Harvey and the Rainbow ACEO Painting by artist Diane Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey has been out and about on his antics with Mouse, Digger and other animal characters .  He still has so many things to see and do.

Until next time…..


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Harvey and his Antics

Harvey plays hide and seek with his friend the Giraffe.  He knows Digger the dog.   Digger has a skateboard.  Digger is a foxhound his name is such because he likes watching diggers that the building sites use.  Harvey gets around in his shopping trolley although we can only imagine how he got the shopping trolley in the first place.  We do know though that he has been to the arctic and visited the Rockhopper penguins, who knows he might go back to visit soon.  Harvey has his own Facebook Page….