Nature has always inspired me to paint and will continue to do so. We, as humans, love to be connected with nature and hence we feel at peace when we spend time in nature which is also known as biophilia hypothesis. I absolutely enjoy visiting national parks, bird sanctuaries and even observing wildlife around me. One of the many ways I interact with nature is by painting animals. In this post I will show you some of my animal-themed artwork. I will share a series of bird paintings in a future post. You can also check out my post on ferns and petals.
If you’re looking for animal photographs to use as inspiration, Andy Rouse’s photo book Animal Portraits is a must-have. I also love National Geographic photographs but I do not personally own a book so I cannot recommend a specific one. Pixabay and Pinterest also have some beautiful photographs. Some of my favourite wildlife photographers: Pratik Joshi, Varun Aditya, Sean Graesser.
In my last post, I talked about giving handmade presents to make someone feel special. This painting is my way of expressing gratitude to someone for doing me a favour. I painted her dog named Amber on a black canvas.
I followed a tutorial for painting an elephant with watercolour. I am actually impressed with the textures that are created, this piece was done years ago when I had no idea how to handle watercolour.
These are some paintings from a 30-day painting challenge that I did in September 2020.
I made these with opaque poster colours specifically for t-shirt designs and hence there’s just plain white in background which is not typically my style. My paintings almost always have some textured backgrounds.
These are some simple drawings that I did years ago when I was mostly interested in calligraphy but I also enjoyed sketching.
Almost all paintings that you find here have been posted somewhere, but this one is not. I was not at all happy with the way this turned out but now that I see, I love the trunk’s texture and the orange highlight. I could have worked on the background a little more.
This cat was not supposed to look grumpy. I was experimenting with a brick-like background and I guess I overdid it. I didn’t know when to stop.
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