The Big Bad List: 35+ Beautiful Artworks of Deer You’ll Absolutely Love

Nature is an inspiration to countless artists. In this week’s Big Bad List, as a tribute to nature, we’ve put together some of the most beautiful deer we’ve come across. Go ahead and immerse yourselves in your own little slice of nature.

(This list is in no particular order and is not exhaustive)


Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
(Henry David Thoreau, Walden)

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Deer by Aanay

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Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
(Gary Snyder)

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Deer Graphing by Lotta Farber

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The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
(Joseph Campbell)

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Oh Deer by Lotta Farber

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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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Dear Deer by Lotta Farber

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Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
(John Muir, Our National Parks)

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Oh Deer! by Shadowsplay

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
(Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg)

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In The Woods by Shadowsplay

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I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’
(Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar)

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Cosmo Deer by DeerDandy

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To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.
(Jane Austen, Mansfield Park)

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Artwork by Lena Erysheva

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These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.
(Anton Chekhov, “A Day in the Country”)

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The Cellist by Lim Heng Swee

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Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.
(Albert Einstein)

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Horny Deer by Mush Mush

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Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
(Chad Sugg)

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Deerwood by Bhagvati Nath

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Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.
(Amit Ray)

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The Deer by Rohit Malhotra

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I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
(John Muir)

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Dear,Deer by Maitri Dalich

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Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
(Isaac Newton)

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Red Deer by Alexis Marcou

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I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.
(John Muir)

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My Deer by Lele Grafik und Illustration

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Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn.
(Jane Austen, Persuasion)

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Ciervo by Belén Segarra

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
(Henry David Thoreau, Walden)

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Spring Fawns by John Stortz

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O, money can’t buy the delights of the glen,
Nor Poetry sing all its charms:
There’s a solace and calm ne’er described by the pen
When we’re folded within Nature’s arms!
(James Rigg, “Nutting Time)

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Artwork by Peter Carrington

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How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!

(Emily Dickinson)

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Deer? by Romik Bose Mitra

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Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
(Edith Sitwell)

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Gigi the Deer by Alessandro Aru

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And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth’s shore.
(Donald Miller)

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Detailed Deer by Emilie Darlington

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Because the birdsong might be pretty,
But it’s not for you they sing,
And if you think my winter is too cold,
You don’t deserve my spring.
(Erin Hanson)

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Beautiful Burden Surreal Deer by Famenxt

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Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. [Letter to Miss Eliot, Oct. 1, 1841]
(George Eliot)

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Vibrant Jungle Antelope by Famenxt

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What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
(John Steinbeck)

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Winter Is Cunning by Famenxt

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The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.
(Edward Abbey)

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Herbivore by Summer Gagnon

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He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough.
(Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451)

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My Deer by Joanne Young

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We do not want merely to see beauty… we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses, and nymphs and elves.
(C.S. Lewis)

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Artwork by Anita Goldstein

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The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.
(Benjamin Alire Sáenz)

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I’m Your Deer by Balazs Solti

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I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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Snowflake by Joanna Davala

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I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on,
The windows and the stars illumined, one by one.
(Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal)

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Black Hole Escape by Enkel Dika

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All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.
(Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows)

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Playmate by Nicebleed

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Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.
(Gustave Flaubert)

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Lost Translation by Nicebleed

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Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.
(John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra)

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Dream Deer by H. Kyoht Luterman

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Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.
(Lorraine Anderson)

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Artwork by Shakoor Bukhuth

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For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.
(Jacques-Yves Cousteau)

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Artwork by Emma Gale

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There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences.
(Robert G. Ingersoll)

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Exalt The Wild Within by Pankhuri Coruja Singh

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The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.
(Henry Miller)

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Doe A Deer by Priyankar Gupta

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Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.
(Gretel Ehrlich)

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Animal Instinct by Ruve Narang

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