26 Apr 2020

Animal Drawings in Fantasy Settings

As well as fantasy, I should have added surrealism, but the title would have been too long.
Artist Marco Mazzoni has been featured before here on DesignStack, thanks to his unconventional art.  It carries similar traits to most other forms of art like: color combinations, precision of of execution and wonderfully intricate detailing. What differentiates it: are these scenes that don't quite fit, with our daily experiences of the world as we know it.

With some of these images, it takes a while to see and understand what we are truly looking at.  A fine line divides intricate drawings that have to be looked at in detail to interpret, and confusion; where the composition of the drawing is so busy, that it becomes messy and unintelligible.

In my opinion, Mazzoni strikes the right balance; it enables the viewer to read the images, like the pages of a fine book and enjoying the story in the process.

Ps. I gave the images some titles.

For more of Mazzoni's work here on DesignStack, press this LINK.

This is the perfect example of what I was wring above.
The frog is able to fly, by holding on to the fish that have bubbles containing bees.  I don't know what the inspiration was for this piece.  I see it as a riddle waiting to be solved.  Where the answer, will tell a story of what is happening in the drawing.  What is your answer?
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Bird and flowers.
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Owl and Flowers.
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Owl hiding in the flowers.
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Hugging my little friend.
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A peacock frog.
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Magic coursing through the bird.
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Flight for a bird is normal for us would be magic.
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Paranoia frog.
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Taking care of the babies.
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The frog in a sea of flowers.
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  1. these are so fun! i really like the frog in the sea of flowers! and the frog w all the eyes!

    1. The really are cool concepts and ideas for drawings. Love the title Mazzoni gave the frog with the many eyes, very appropriate.😃️
      I hope all is well with you, take care and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.🌿️🌺️🌿️


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