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Animal Stories and Myths - Art

Watercolour paintings influenced by Aesop's fables, greek myths and other world Mythologies.
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As the calendar turns to another year, our thoughts turn to new beginnings. What better creature from the Collection to inspire a new start than our little robin red breast?... World Mythology, Ancient Mythology, Watercolor Animals, Watercolor Paintings, Robin Tattoo, Types Of Whales, Christian Traditions, Christian Religions, Early Christian
A New Year's Resolution
As the calendar turns to another year, our thoughts turn to new beginnings. What better creature from the Collection to inspire a new start than our little robin red breast?...
The elephants trunk is one of the creatures most amazing assets. Our nose has 5 measly muscles, (which I think sounds a little overkill considering what little we can do with it), but an elephants trunk is made up of an astonishing 40,000 muscles, has the ability to suck up 14 litres of water, is powerful enough to pick up a tree trunk, and delicate enough to pick up a single blade of grass - oh, and it also gives them the best sense of smell… in the entire animal kingdom!... Elephant Face, Elephant Trunk, Greeting Card Design, Greeting Cards, Greek Myths, Illustrations, Arts And Crafts Movement, Japanese Prints
An Elephant in the Room
The elephants trunk is one of the creatures most amazing assets. Our nose has 5 measly muscles, (which I think sounds a little overkill considering what little we can do with it), but an elephants trunk is made up of an astonishing 40,000 muscles, has the ability to suck up 14 litres of water, is powerful enough to pick up a tree trunk, and delicate enough to pick up a single blade of grass - oh, and it also gives them the best sense of smell… in the entire animal kingdom!...
On Drangey Island in Skagafjörður in Iceland puffins lay their eggs, Only one each year. However there is something Demonic lurking in the tall cliff faces where the birds nest. Legend has it that when the locals would scale the cliff faces to harvest eggs from the nests for their tea, a demon would reach out of a cave and send them to their deaths!... Watercolor Illustration, Watercolours, Bird Illustration, Alaskan Bear, North Iceland, Puffins Bird, 1 Tattoo
Puffin Island
On Drangey Island in Skagafjörður in Iceland puffins lay their eggs, Only one each year. However there is something Demonic lurking in the tall cliff faces where the birds nest. Legend has it that when the locals would scale the cliff faces to harvest eggs from the nests for their tea, a demon would reach out of a cave and send them to their deaths!...
Ship's cats are well documented and many feline friends have had illustrious career's aboard military vessels in particular - none more so than Unsinkable Sam. But dogs can also enjoy a life on the ocean waves... Zentangle, Dog Swimming, Ancient Humans, Ancient Greek, Dog Greeting Cards
Sea Dogs
Ship's cats are well documented and many feline friends have had illustrious career's aboard military vessels in particular - none more so than Unsinkable Sam. But dogs can also enjoy a life on the ocean waves...
n the year 1500 BC, the Israelites who had settled in Egypt had significantly grown in numbers.  So much so that the Pharaoh at the time grew fearful of them: paranoid that they would eventually take over.  Forgetting that it was actually an Israelite by the name of Joseph - yes, the guy with the groovy coat - who had guided the Egyptian people away from famine a few hundred years earlier, the Pharaoh made all the Israelites slaves... Moses Basket, New Baby Cards
The Water Baby
n the year 1500 BC, the Israelites who had settled in Egypt had significantly grown in numbers. So much so that the Pharaoh at the time grew fearful of them: paranoid that they would eventually take over. Forgetting that it was actually an Israelite by the name of Joseph - yes, the guy with the groovy coat - who had guided the Egyptian people away from famine a few hundred years earlier, the Pharaoh made all the Israelites slaves...
Sleek, elegant and graceful - the fox has many attractive attributes making it a popular feature in the DM Collection. But none more so than that stunning tail. The tail in all Daniel's fox designs is prominent and for good reason... Art Fox, Fox Card, Fox Print, Cartoon Gifs, Animal Facts, Fox Design, Les Arts
A Fox's Tail - A Bushy Beauty
Sleek, elegant and graceful - the fox has many attractive attributes making it a popular feature in the DM Collection. But none more so than that stunning tail. The tail in all Daniel's fox designs is prominent and for good reason...
Many a garden is really ruled by cats - whether that's their playground by night or slumbering spot on a sunny day. Daniel's Cat in a Rose Garden design shows a feline presiding over a crop of pink flowers in the grounds of a rather grand mansion. (Look again - it's under the tree). In fact, it's the more fragrant herbs that cats have an affinity for above a pretty rose... Rose Garden Design, Cat Artwork, Garden Print, Animal Cards, Whimsical Art
Kittens's Shelter - How Pussy Willow got its Name
Many a garden is really ruled by cats - whether that's their playground by night or slumbering spot on a sunny day. Daniel's Cat in a Rose Garden design shows a feline presiding over a crop of pink flowers in the grounds of a rather grand mansion. (Look again - it's under the tree). In fact, it's the more fragrant herbs that cats have an affinity for above a pretty rose...
Mine weighs about five dragonflies. I am guessing obviously. But the Devil will know exactly how many... Dragonfly Artwork, Dragonfly Tattoo Design, Dragonfly Prints, Dragonfly Insect, Tattoo Designs, Dragonfly Tatoos, Dragonfly Drawing, Dragonfly Painting, Dragon Flys
How much does your soul weigh?
Mine weighs about five dragonflies. I am guessing obviously. But the Devil will know exactly how many...
Birds of all types have long symbolised freedom. After all, who hasn't at least once wished to simply open their wings and fly away?... Raphael Paintings, Renaissance Paintings, Madonna And Child, Goldfinch, Photoshop
Freedom's Worth
Birds of all types have long symbolised freedom. After all, who hasn't at least once wished to simply open their wings and fly away?...
Choosing a cat for a Japanese make-over is very apt, as you find cats all over Japan from cat cafes to Hello Kitty.  But the Japanese esteem for all things feline is part of a much more ancient tradition associating them with good luck.The maneki-neko, or waving cats, are found everywhere from to small shops hoping for a boost in trade to student's desks to help them on their way to good results... Cat Greeting Cards, Cat Cards, Japanese Art, Bell The Cat, Greek Mythology, Star Wars
Think Pink - The Bearer of Good Fortune
Choosing a cat for a Japanese make-over is very apt, as you find cats all over Japan from cat cafes to Hello Kitty. But the Japanese esteem for all things feline is part of a much more ancient tradition associating them with good luck.The maneki-neko, or waving cats, are found everywhere from to small shops hoping for a boost in trade to student's desks to help them on their way to good results...
Cats are fastidious creatures - one of the reasons they make such good pets. They are meticulous in washing their paws, especially after eating. Daniel's Cat Licking its Paw has clearly just enjoyed a feast. Or is she gearing up to a hunt?Cats are commonly thought to have been domesticated in Ancient Egypt, but there is evidence to suggest that they were actually domesticated much earlier during the Neolithic Age (about 10,000 BC)... African Forest Elephant, Art Deco Illustrations, Paw Design, Cat Drawing, Japanese Garden
Your Pet Puss - A Fearsome Huntress
Cats are fastidious creatures - one of the reasons they make such good pets. They are meticulous in washing their paws, especially after eating. Daniel's Cat Licking its Paw has clearly just enjoyed a feast. Or is she gearing up to a hunt?Cats are commonly thought to have been domesticated in Ancient Egypt, but there is evidence to suggest that they were actually domesticated much earlier during the Neolithic Age (about 10,000 BC)...
In Roman and celtic mythology owls are associated with wisdom. But they are also associated with the darker aspects of our psyche. This is probably because the are nocturnal... Celtic Mythology, Long Eared Owl, Book Of Kells, Drawing Expressions, Owl Print, Linocut Prints
Warming his five wits
In Roman and celtic mythology owls are associated with wisdom. But they are also associated with the darker aspects of our psyche. This is probably because the are nocturnal...
If the Lion is the King of Africa, the Tiger rules Asia. It is feared and revered across the vast continent. A Chinese written characterwhich represents a king is said to based on the markings on the tiger's forehead. It is an auspicious sign to be born under in the Chinese calendar... Animal Paintings, Animal Drawings, Animal Illustrations, Rudyard Kipling Jungle Book, Photo Animaliere
Tiger's Child
If the Lion is the King of Africa, the Tiger rules Asia. It is feared and revered across the vast continent. A Chinese written characterwhich represents a king is said to based on the markings on the tiger's forehead. It is an auspicious sign to be born under in the Chinese calendar...
It was the Romans who first brought us the age old wishbone superstition: in which you take the wishbone, or furcula (“little fork” in Latin), from the carcass of a fowl, dry it out, and snap it in two with a fellow wish-maker; the wish being granted to the person with the largest half... Watercolour, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Tonne, Animals Images
I Wish to Not Be Eaten
It was the Romans who first brought us the age old wishbone superstition: in which you take the wishbone, or furcula (“little fork” in Latin), from the carcass of a fowl, dry it out, and snap it in two with a fellow wish-maker; the wish being granted to the person with the largest half...
It seems that wherever man has been, and a cat of some sort, you’ll find tales of people shapeshifting into felines. In fact the only places on earth where it’s safe from the werecat are Australia and Antartica; two continents which don't have a native cat - I hear they have their hands full with werekangeroo’s and werepenguine’s as it is!... Pen And Watercolor, Tiger Species, Save The Tiger, Animal Art Prints, Tiger Art, Nature Illustration
A Werecat in London
It seems that wherever man has been, and a cat of some sort, you’ll find tales of people shapeshifting into felines. In fact the only places on earth where it’s safe from the werecat are Australia and Antartica; two continents which don't have a native cat - I hear they have their hands full with werekangeroo’s and werepenguine’s as it is!...