Backyard Deer Sketches
On Friday as I was doing dishes, I noticed a deer in our backyard. I dried my hands, grabbed a pencil and my art journal and went to the back door which has a big window.
When I got there, I saw THREE deer foraging in the leaves under our huge redwood tree. So I tried to sketch them very quickly as they moved around and laid down. It was fun!
Before I began doing the dishes, I had been reading my biography about Beatrix Potter and looking at sketches she did of her pets. This inspired me. I want to do more sketching from life, but the wildlife here has keen hearing, so I have a hard time getting close enough to see without making too much noise.