The deer: symbol of gentleness and heart energy
Those of you whose spirit animal is the deer are able to infuse every facet of life with grace and gentleness, even in the toughest times. Sweet images of the doe or the fawn remind us to be kind and gentle to ourselves and others. There were two aspects of the deer in the Celtic tradition, the female and the male. The red female deer was a symbol of gracefulness and subtlety. Any child that’s seen Bambi can tell us this. Deer inspire artists to give every artwork their all.
King of the Woods
The stag with his impressive antlers is the undisputed King of the Woods. He is connected to the magical forest’s sacredness in Celtic myths. This mammal represents pride, purity, and independence. The King of the Forest protects all of its creatures. Deer and stags manifest the art of being both gentle and determined. The stag is king because he moves quickly, is vigilant, and trusts his instincts to get out of even the most complicated circumstances. Hunters prayed to the deer for a good hunt back in the ages of hunting and gathering. In exchange, they promised to take no more than what their tribe needed to survive.
Renowned artists that loved painting deer
Carl Friedrich Deiker and Robert Cleminson were two of the most renowned artists, whose oil paintings were dominated by images of the wild animal. Deiker’s canvas immortalized the hunt. He specialized in animal and hunt motifs. He loved depicting deer fights on canvas – his artwork is so lifelike you can practically hear the animals bellow.
Robert Cleminson specialized in sporting and Highland scenes. He was famous for his art subjects of venison, sporting dogs, and deer. His artwork remains highly sought after today because of his soft, diffuse style of painting. When his brush touched the paint pot, it was absolute magic.
Want more animals painting by numbers kits?
The King of the Forest with his mighty antlers is easy to depict on paint by numbers of animals as you paint by areas, where each area of the canvas is assigned a number. Use our high-quality paint set with acrylic dyes to breathe life into your spirit animal. For another highly inspiring representative of the animal kingdom, try this wolf paint by numbers art kit. No mixing is needed with the paint, as each area is delimited, and the result is stunning.
Did not find your perfect Deer DIY painting?
You can custom a DIY painting from a photo of yours! The serene woods or a devastating squall – anything is possible with our paint by number custom. Even a novice painter can create a masterpiece using a template or pattern with just the right gradient and pigments. No mixing of paint is necessary when you work by DIY numbered area. Don’t wait and get your perfect painting!