One of the things I enjoy when we visit our children in Montana is the wildlife that feel comfortable roaming through their yard. I caught a quick picture of this deer in the back yard. He wasn’t too worried about me taking his picture. I decided to do a small sketch of him on a 4″x4″ piece of 90 lb watercolor paper.
First I did a quick sketch using my 02 Preppy fountain pen holding carbon ink.
This paper is very soft and it is difficult to get the effect I want with just watercolor, so I used watercolor pencils for some of the darker accents. I felt the sketch still needed more definition, so after the paint dried I went back in with the fountain pen to put in the final touches.