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Wildlife Art

Collection by The Happy Struggling Artist • Last updated 3 weeks ago

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One-and-only, hand-crafted original artworks using top quality materials. A fresh, unexpected take on your typical nature study, these modern artworks are sure to bring beauty and character to any space.

The Happy Struggling Artist
"Aware" 🦓❤️ This was one of the first watercolour paintings that I did after deciding to try to make a living from my art. I used a photo taken by my uncle as reference, and my mom owns the original. Humble beginnings! See more of my wildlife art in my online shop! #zebra #workingartist #wildlifeart 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist Watercolour Paintings, Painting & Drawing, Watercolor, Animal Alphabet, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Animal Paintings, Original Artwork, My Arts

The Happy Struggling Artist

"Aware" 🦓❤️ This was one of the first watercolour paintings that I did after deciding to try to make a living from my art. I used a photo taken by my uncle as reference, and my mom owns the original. Humble beginnings! See more of my wildlife art in my online shop! #zebra #workingartist #wildlifeart 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist

"The Sentinel", watercolour. 🦏 Both medicine man and watchdog (...and cutie-pie!): The Red-billed Oxpecker proves that the little guy can hold the spotlight! #rhino #bigfive #watercolourart 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist Red Bill, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Watercolour Painting, Spotlight, Original Artwork, Fine Art Prints, Medicine, Guy

Gorgeous watercolor wildlife art: Rhino and oxpecker

"The Sentinel", watercolour. 🦏 Both medicine man and watchdog (...and cutie-pie!): The Red-billed Oxpecker proves that the little guy can hold the spotlight! #rhino #bigfive #watercolourart 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist

"Tenderness", pen. I think "Tenderness" is one of my most underrated pieces. I love the fine detail that a Bic pen can produce. I love the contrast. I love the clean, negative space above and below the drawing. I love the gentle and loving moment between the mother and her cub. 😻 "Tenderness" is on sale this month, in celebration of my business' fourth birthday! 🎂 #lions #pendrawing #modernart 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist Bic Pens, Fourth Birthday, Nature Study, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Negative Space, Lions, Original Artwork, Fine Art Prints

Super-realistic pen drawing | The Happy Struggling Artist

"Tenderness", pen. I think "Tenderness" is one of my most underrated pieces. I love the fine detail that a Bic pen can produce. I love the contrast. I love the clean, negative space above and below the drawing. I love the gentle and loving moment between the mother and her cub. 😻 "Tenderness" is on sale this month, in celebration of my business' fourth birthday! 🎂 #lions #pendrawing #modernart 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist

"Lookout", watercolour. 🎨 I completed this piece during lockdown, on my good days. On my bad days, I couldn't even get out of bed...! Both normal coping mechanisms during this trauma - begin completely overzealous and in contrast, an immobile wreck. We should pat ourselves on the back for both reactions. We should be kind in our weakness, and celebratory in our victories! 🥰 20% off in April - it's my business' 4th birthday! #wildlifeart #modernart #homedecor 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling… Coping Mechanisms, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Watercolour Painting, 4th Birthday, My Images, Trauma, Original Artwork, I Am Awesome

Photo-realistic watercolour wildlife art | The Happy Struggling Artist

"Lookout", watercolour. 🎨 I completed this piece during lockdown, on my good days. On my bad days, I couldn't even get out of bed...! Both normal coping mechanisms during this trauma - begin completely overzealous and in contrast, an immobile wreck. We should pat ourselves on the back for both reactions. We should be kind in our weakness, and celebratory in our victories! 🥰 20% off in April - it's my business' 4th birthday! #wildlifeart #modernart #homedecor 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling…

Here is a #throwback to what I consider to be my first ever "grown-up" watercolour painting. It was a gift for our best man back in 2015. Before this, I never even for a moment considered that I wanted to be an artist... Read all about my search for happiness; my journey from nowhere to now. Wherever you are in your journey - remember that happiness is worth fighting for... ❤️ #wilddogs #watercolourpainting #wildlifeart 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist Get My First Job, Picasso Blue, What Was I Thinking, My Giants, I Have Forgotten, Wild Dogs, Done With You, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art

Watercolour Wildlife Art: The Happy Struggling Artist

Here is a #throwback to what I consider to be my first ever "grown-up" watercolour painting. It was a gift for our best man back in 2015. Before this, I never even for a moment considered that I wanted to be an artist... Read all about my search for happiness; my journey from nowhere to now. Wherever you are in your journey - remember that happiness is worth fighting for... ❤️ #wilddogs #watercolourpainting #wildlifeart 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist

"Expectation" Brown-hooded Kingfisher Watercolour Original SOLD, but limited edition, archival quality fine art prints available online. 🌍 World-wide shipping available! #birdsofsouthafrica #watercolourist #homedecor 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist Kingfisher, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Bird Art, Watercolour Painting, Original Artwork, Fine Art Prints, Brown, Happy

Photo-realistic bird art | The Happy Struggling Artist

"Expectation" Brown-hooded Kingfisher Watercolour Original SOLD, but limited edition, archival quality fine art prints available online. 🌍 World-wide shipping available! #birdsofsouthafrica #watercolourist #homedecor 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist

A fresh, unexpected take on your typical nature study, these modern, photo-realistic portraits are sure to bring beauty and character to any space. Limited edition, archival quality - created to stand out in a crowd and last a lifetime. A gorgeous, thoughtful gift for nature lovers! 🛒 Shop online. 🌍 World-wide shipping. 🇿🇦 Proudly South African #fineart #luxuryart #modernart Gifts For Nature Lovers, Nature Study, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Crowd, Original Artwork, African, Portraits, Fine Art

Fine art wildlife prints by The Happy Struggling Artist

A fresh, unexpected take on your typical nature study, these modern, photo-realistic portraits are sure to bring beauty and character to any space. Limited edition, archival quality - created to stand out in a crowd and last a lifetime. A gorgeous, thoughtful gift for nature lovers! 🛒 Shop online. 🌍 World-wide shipping. 🇿🇦 Proudly South African #fineart #luxuryart #modernart

"Jump!" Cape Rock Thrush Watercolour 370mm x250mm | 14.5” x 10” Original and only 20 fine art prints now available in my online shop. #birdsofsouthafrica #birdwatchers #watercolours Watercolours, Watercolour Painting, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Original Artwork, Cape, Fine Art Prints, Bird, Rock

Beautiful photo-realistic wildlife art by The Happy Struggling Artist

"Jump!" Cape Rock Thrush Watercolour 370mm x250mm | 14.5” x 10” Original and only 20 fine art prints now available in my online shop. #birdsofsouthafrica #birdwatchers #watercolours

Watercolour Cape Rock Thrush, entitled "Jump!". See the work-in-progress of this piece in my latest blog post! #watercolours #watercolor 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist Jumping To Conclusions, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Watercolours, How To Introduce Yourself, Cool Photos, Cape, Fine Art Prints, Rock

Artist creates beautiful super-realistic wildlife art

Watercolour Cape Rock Thrush, entitled "Jump!". See the work-in-progress of this piece in my latest blog post! #watercolours #watercolor 🇿🇦 The Happy Struggling Artist

"Lookout" Watercolour One of my proudest accomplishments in a terrible year... I challenge you to make a list of everything that was good and that you're proud of in 2020. This was not a wasted year! #feelingmotivated #proudestmoment www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za Wildlife Paintings, Wildlife Art, Animal Masks, Wooden Animals, Best Husband, Modern Artwork, Colouring Pages, Watercolour Painting, Are You The One

Photo-realistic watercolour painting of meerkat | Cape Town Wildlife Art

"Lookout" Watercolour One of my proudest accomplishments in a terrible year... I challenge you to make a list of everything that was good and that you're proud of in 2020. This was not a wasted year! #feelingmotivated #proudestmoment www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za

"Splash!" Watercolour Although the original has found a home, I still have stunning limited edition, fine art prints available. 🦁 #fineart #superrealism www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za Port Elizabeth, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, East London, Watercolour Painting, Original Artwork, Fine Art Prints, African, Artist

Watercolour lioness fine art print | The Happy Struggling Artist, Cape Town

"Splash!" Watercolour Although the original has found a home, I still have stunning limited edition, fine art prints available. 🦁 #fineart #superrealism www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za

I can still remember drawing this Cape Robin-Chat (I was nine!). Right towards the end, I accidentally caused a big smudged just above the bird's back, and decided to cover it up with that shockingly awful sun...! ⁠ 🌿 Read my latest blog post, where I share some more of my childhood drawings along with their grown-up friends. #memories #wildlifeart www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za Sitting Cross Legged, Bird Guides, Ugly Duckling, Nature Study, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, My Childhood, Being Ugly, Robin

The Ugly Duckling: An artist's journey to becoming an artist

I can still remember drawing this Cape Robin-Chat (I was nine!). Right towards the end, I accidentally caused a big smudged just above the bird's back, and decided to cover it up with that shockingly awful sun...! ⁠ 🌿 Read my latest blog post, where I share some more of my childhood drawings along with their grown-up friends. #memories #wildlifeart www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za

When I was a little girl, I was constantly drawing. 🖌️ My dad told me that a real artist always signs their work with their name and the date. I then continued to not only add my name and the date, but also my age, the day of the week and sometimes even my school class as well! 😂❤️ See my watercolour hippo, "Mouth-watering", alongside its childhood friend - a little hippo that I drew when I was ten years old, in my latest blog post! #wildlifeart www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za Bird Guides, Ugly Duckling, Animal Alphabet, Nature Study, Childhood Friends, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Animal Paintings

Super realistic wildlife art from South Africa | The Happy Struggling Artist

When I was a little girl, I was constantly drawing. 🖌️ My dad told me that a real artist always signs their work with their name and the date. I then continued to not only add my name and the date, but also my age, the day of the week and sometimes even my school class as well! 😂❤️ See my watercolour hippo, "Mouth-watering", alongside its childhood friend - a little hippo that I drew when I was ten years old, in my latest blog post! #wildlifeart www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za

"Awake" Watercolour 🦉 We recently visited my mom in Kimberley, and I dug up some of my childhood drawings. It was also fascinating to see how many of the same birds and animals I revisited as an adult, completely forgetting that the "matching" childhood drawing exists. 🌿 See this owls childhood friends in my latest blog post. #birdsofsouthafrica #watercolor #homedecor www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za Childhood Friends, My Childhood, Sitting Cross Legged, Bird Guides, Ugly Duckling, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Being Ugly, Owls

Super-realistic watercolor owl | The Happy Struggling Artist, South Africa

"Awake" Watercolour 🦉 We recently visited my mom in Kimberley, and I dug up some of my childhood drawings. It was also fascinating to see how many of the same birds and animals I revisited as an adult, completely forgetting that the "matching" childhood drawing exists. 🌿 See this owls childhood friends in my latest blog post. #birdsofsouthafrica #watercolor #homedecor www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za

One of my favourite watercolour paintings ever, entitled "Empathy". 🐘 Check out my latest blog post, where I share some of my favourite childhood drawings alongside their "grown-up" buddies. What a lovely walk down memory lane, to discover some childhood drawings - I can still remember how happy I was creating them! #elephants #wildlifeart www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za Ugly Duckling, Watercolour Paintings, Modern Artwork, Wildlife Art, Elephants, Being Ugly, Original Artwork, Lion Sculpture, Childhood

Photo-realistic Watercolour Elephants by The Happy Struggling Artist

One of my favourite watercolour paintings ever, entitled "Empathy". 🐘 Check out my latest blog post, where I share some of my favourite childhood drawings alongside their "grown-up" buddies. What a lovely walk down memory lane, to discover some childhood drawings - I can still remember how happy I was creating them! #elephants #wildlifeart www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za

🐘🦒 You might recognise my sparring giraffes, entitled Necking I, II and III. But go check out a "new" piece -- giraffes that I drew when I was ten years old! #giraffes #animalart #africansafari www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za Sitting Cross Legged, Bird Guides, Ugly Duckling, African Safari, Modern Artwork, Giraffes, Wildlife Art, Being Ugly, Original Artwork

Hand-painted watercolor giraffes | The Happy Struggling Artist, South Africa

🐘🦒 You might recognise my sparring giraffes, entitled Necking I, II and III. But go check out a "new" piece -- giraffes that I drew when I was ten years old! #giraffes #animalart #africansafari www.thehappystrugglingartist.co.za