Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

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


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Not Just An #Animal #Artist

When I come across artist websites I do not imagine at that moment that they are in fact defined by other activities as well.  When you come across an Accountant you might also apply the same rule?

As or myself, I am the embodiment of both Artist and Accountant (but from a previous life before children)!  And other stuff that I do.

Spot the difference:

Photo of Diane Young holding an arty shoe

Artist

Photo of Diane Young holding an arty shoe

Accountant/Website Design/Other stuff

I also design websites for artists and have finalised a transfer of a website I manage to the WordPress platform today for a dear artist friend whose fantastic birds and animal drawings and painting scan be found here. Take a look at another approach to the same subject of animals and birds by Jilly Cobbe.

Painting of a Black Vulture by Artist Jilly Cobbe

Painting by Jilly Cobbe

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Gloucestershire Old Spot #Pig Painting

Painting of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig by Diane Young of Manic Illustrations

….thanks to Boondockers Farm in Oregon for permission to use their photo. These pigs were imported to the US during the 1900’s for breeding. “British folklore claims the large black spots are bruises caused by the apples falling onto them as they foraged the orchard floors for food.”


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Bird Feeder : Peanuts for the Great Tit

I wonder often how to anchor my art ideas down.  There is so much to choose from when it comes to making a picture .But at the start of this year my paint sketches have the anchor that is my own experience in a given day.

I set up a lovely looking bird feeding stand in the summer, only to solemnly and regularly dump the rejected rotting food in the bin for a fresh supply in the hope that at some point the local bird community might regard my garden as an OK place to feast on sunflower heart seeds, niger seeds, suet balls, and peanuts,  it has all been there with no takers.

Finally as the weather cooled to winter some birds have found the bird food acceptable. Although it all still seems a bit sporadic.

The Great Tit has been to the feeder in the tree, so here is a quick painting sketch of a Great Tit to complement my success.

Great Tit perched on a tree Painting by Artist Diane YOung