Bears are notorious for being dangerous, yet it seems artists everywhere, including Sandra Dieckmann, enjoy depicting the creatures as gentle giants. Several of Dieckmann’s illustrations feature bears as pets of petite innocuous girls. They’re often portrayed in cuddling positions, making viewers also want to snuggle up next to the furry beasts despite knowing better. Wherever this association between bears and tenderness came from, it seems it will continue to remain a staple in the art community.
Sandra Dieckmann is most well-known for her surreal drawings of wildlife creatures in surreal scenarios. She combines an eclectic mix of rendering techniques to produce visuals that are dazzling to audiences and intimidating to those who dare dream of replicating it.