I just finished a new painting in my Fae Series. This painting is titled “FAWN.”
She is the little sister of “DOE”, who I finished painting in January. Here is DOE.
I thought it was very fitting that I name her FAWN since she had “spots,” too. I created the sketch last summer. You can see my original post from last summer with the original sketch here.
I created the sketch for DOE this past fall and then added the fawns to both of the sketches and began planning the paintings.
Next, I enlarged the sketch to the size of my canvas so I could transfer my drawing. I wanted the painting to be big, 30″ x 24,” so I had to copy sections onto different pieces of paper and then tape them together. I transferred a soft outline of the drawing to the canvas once I had painted the background by rubbing charcoal on the back of the enlarged photocopy and tracing over my sketch.
Here are a few pictures of my painting process…
Blocking in shapes and under-painting.
I decided to add wings and a bit more work on the background.
More work on the wings, Darkening the under-painting on the fawn and the beginning of details on the hair.
Adding details to skin, hair and starting to work on the eyes…
Added more details on the deer and started working on fine details.
The last thing I added were some dogwood blossoms, they are my mom’s favorite. 🙂 Here is another look at the finished painting…
I hope you have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell