Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

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


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#Goshawk #Kestrel & #Harris’ #Hawk

Another selection of beautiful birds of prey.  The American Kestrel will land on your head.

The action shots are out of focus but still valuable reference material.

The Goshawk was the biggest of the hawks.

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A Day of Play #Falcon #Painting

Attempt number two for the day …more textures and layers on this Hobby,  an aerialist falcon taking its prey on the wing.

Painting of a hawk with textures by artist Diane Young of Manic Illustrations Stroud


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More Lost Things – The Stopwatch

Just a few tiny details to add and my Barn Owl will be completed.

This is another image for my series of Lost Things (along with the Lost Pearl and the Golden Bell) and a continuing theme of gold leaf moons. The captivating Barn Owl.  Both feared and venerated throughout history and a variety of cultures the owl has been associated with both evil and wisdom.  Thankfully superstitions such as its association with witches have died away and we can count ourselves lucky if we manage to enjoy a glimpse of this fascinating night time hunter.

Read more about my story for this image here.

Painting of a barn owl by artist Diane Young of Manic Illustrations