Deer Sketches

I’ve had quite a lot of deer visiting the cottage lately.  They come between 6 and 7  in the morning so I have to get up early to see them.  I used to I grab my camera when I saw them.  However  it’s still too dark for photos when they visit so I started leaving  my sketching kit by the window ready to go.

Deer sketches iin ink and watersoluble pencil

I have a deer block (food)  that is a few feet from the walkout of my cottage. I have to be very still as sometimes they can see me through the window. When they are at the block they are relatively still for a few minutes.

Ink sketches and watercolor sketches of deer Some will share the block, some won’t. They kick the others away with their front legs.

My bedroom window is right above the walkout. I moved my sketching kit up there. There’s not much light in the room that early in the morning and I didn’t want to take the time to turn on the light so some of the colours got a bit mixed up.

Sketches of Deer done in pen and watercolourI tried some of the sketches with just watercolour.  I can get get the basic shapes down a lot faster that way but I can make a mess a lot faster too.

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Posted on March 31, 2018, in Cross Training, Nature Journaling, Sketches, Watercolours and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Last year I sat by a water hole in Namibia for 4 hours and sketched the animals as they came and went. It was one of the best parts of the holiday and it sharpens your drawing skills.

    • That must have been a great experience. My drawing of deer has greatly improved since I have started doing this. I can even finish off parts of it once they have moved as I know their anatomy so well.

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