Animal drawings capture the mystery and life of animals in a variety of styles and mediums. Throughout history, animals have been the subjects for many communities and distinguished artists. During the Stone Age, caves were covered in animal drawings to tell old tribal tales, often symbolising the bond between man and nature. Ancient Egyptian artists presented many of their holy gods with animal heads, whereas artists from the Middle Ages would often depict animals as beasts and demons in order to express the struggle of the dark ages.…
Today, drawing animals continues to be a widespread cultural and artistic phenomenon. From drawings of granny’s noble steed above the fireplace, disneyfied animals in family films to loveable litters in advertising campaigns used to boost a brands likeability, animal drawings suffuse the contemporary art sphere.
Wildlife prints are a popular choice for homeowners with a particular penchant for animals; cute and playful farmyard friends bring light and cheer to the foyer, while fierce feline figures can lend a sense of power and resilience to any space. Whether you’re new to the animal art scene and curious to know more, simply perusing for animal sketches for kids or a seasoned collector in the field, we at Rise Art are here to help you buy art online. We have an ever-growing catalogue of animal drawings and would be thrilled to help you find the piece perfect for you and your collection.
We have a wide range of animal drawings at Rise Art, but if you’re not sure where to begin, a good place to start is with Antonia Barclay whose training in traditional methods of portrait drawing in Florence, Italy, has inspired a range of classically crafted animal portraits. A distinguishing feature of Antonia’s originals is how she skillfully injects a drop of humour into all her pieces. Each drawing will no doubt get a smile.
Gek Ching Leo is another popular artist featured on Rise Art. The Singaporean artist explores hybridism of animals and nature. Through her imaginative and intricate merging of animal and habitat, the artist expresses a deep concern for the ecological environment.
Keith More is equally worthy of attention. His incredibly realistic pencil drawings of animals can take up to 400 hours to complete. More dexterously uses high definition photography of his subjects to identify every little detail. The stunning precision and hyperrealism in his graphite designs leave onlookers ‘pawing’ over his pieces for hours - his are by no means simple animal drawings.