World Animal Day

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From October 4th through Sunday October 7th, it's World Animal Day weekend. To commerate this day, I would like to make a feature of some inspiring animal art. There are amazing animal art all over deviantart, but, because there are thousands of pictures of animals, I picked a couple that were interesting.

First, let's talk about why this is World Animal Day. According to wikipedia (bias source I know):

"World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October the 4th. It started in FlorenceItaly in 1931 at a convention of ecologists.[1] On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned on locations all over the globe. The 4th of October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment. Numerous churches throughout the world observe the Sunday closest to October the 4th with a Blessing for the Animals.

However, World Animal Day has now gone beyond being the celebration of a Christian saint and is today observed by animal-lovers of all beliefs, nationalities and backgrounds. Animal blessings are held in churches, synagogues, and by independent Animal Chaplains in parks and fields.[2] Animal rescue shelters hold fundraising events and open days, wildlife groups organize information displays, schools undertake animal-related project work and individuals and groups of friends or co-workers donate to animal charities or pledge to sponsor a shelter animal."

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_An…

Even though I haven't posted art yet on deviantart, I love drawing animals. One of my first drawings ever was an animal picture. If I can remember, it was two Cardinals on a tree (most likely a pair). Ever since then, I draw animals (whether they're half human or full animal). One of the people that influenced my life when I creat eanimal art is none other than the man himself, St. Francis of Assisi. If people are clueless to know what he looks like, here's some art of him:

:thumb327396477:  St. Francis by spanishyoda :thumb110608599:  St. Francis of Assisi by fabiolagarza

Here are some art that I feel like they A)represent World Animal Day or b)They're just beautiful. If anyone wants to suggest some animal art, let me know and I'll feature them =D.

World Animal Day <--Need more pictures ;__;

:thumb330604676:  Let the Fur Fly by dinoneill

Photography

:thumb329140049:   Donkey by Bastetanku Wolverine by CKPhotos  His Royal fluffiness by ZoranPhoto  Lovebirds by catchingfyre  

Digital Art

animals by miracfeyiz Deer on an Autumn Lakeshore by deskridge  Swan by artdigitalpaintings  Portrait of my Cat, Magneto by randis  Animals by AlainBeneteau :thumb56687279:  I love all kind of animals... by Flipsi

Traditional Art

:thumb330488824: Save the Animals by NatsumeWolf :thumb330337378:  animals by NimueKaiba   Barn Owl by eriksherman  Wolves of Yellowstone by WildartBD  Baby Penguin Paradise by BlueRoseArkelle  Spirits of Winter by JLGribble  leopard by smates



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dinoneill's avatar
Thanks for featuring my doodle of the day on your blog! Feel free to check out mine if you'd like to see more [link] :)