Instead of hiking, while searching nature out for Charlie’s month of #nature doodlewash, I took the Woody pony on a lovely ride with my good friend Alison and her warmblood horse Valour. We rode to an area of the forest called whitemoor, nr brockenhurst. On our ride we saw a group of fallow deer in amongst the heather, now I have not perfected the sketching while on horse, so I just mentally noted to self ‘ must paint one when I get home for Charlie’s month of June, doodlewash challenge ‘. The great thing about being on a horse is you can usually get quite close to the deer before they move away. We have an abundance of deer in the forest, including these fallow are red deer ( the largest) roe, Sika and muntjacs ( not originally native to the uk).
I did this little deer quickly this evening, it is only on an off cut A5 piece of watercolour paper, pretty small for me. I thought smaller would be easier with limited time, I actually found it more of a struggle, lesson learned. I used tubed WC paint that was already in my palette mainly WNewton.