I'm jumping around a little bit and going to share a bit about this little guy.
Last summer my husband and I went on a road trip and on our way home we stopped at a wildlife educational park called Fawn-Doe-Rosa. This was my idea because I had been there before with a friend years ago. I was trying to tell my husband that you can pet the deer here but I don't think he believed me. I was super excited and so glad we stopped!
When you first walk in and pay, everyone is instructed to leave the baby animals alone and to let them come to you, if they will at all. They have deer, rabbits, ducks, and goats roaming around freely. All other animals were behind fences and cages. I can't remember all the animals they had at the time but what I do remember was a wolf, porcupines, a badger and a bunch others. Obviously those were the ones in cages :) Most of the babies were too afraid to come to us. We were allowed to feed the adult deer and other barnyard animals out of our hands and got to touch the felt of their antlers! The little guy I painted is in the middle picture. We had a blast looking at the wildlife but best of all, petting the deer! It is definitely a fun place to visit.
It was soon after this trip that I got commission work for hand painted cards and I got to choose what to do on each card. I made them all unique and I used this fawn for one of the cards. I used my own photo as a reference and drew this guy in colored pencil before I did watercolor. I used my prismacolor colored pencils and blended it together with mineral spirits from Gamblin.
This was great practice for me with both colored pencils and watercolor.
If you're ever on the west side of Wisconsin, check out Fawn-Doe-Rosa. It is such a blast!
Here is their website http://www.fawndoerosa.com/
Have you ever pet a deer before? (preferably alive, I'm not talking about deer hunting, lol)