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Winter Whitetail by pallanoph Winter Whitetail by pallanoph
A holiday present commissioned by a friend for his mom. :) The necessary elements were a deer, snow, and the color blue. I know I'm not terribly creative (especially not recently!) but I figured this should serve as a simple decorative painting.

I wanted to jump right in as opposed to spending days/weeks? planning out sketches. Which probably explains the oversights I made here: angle of antlers/head (believe me, you'll see it!) and the rather bland composition. I should have more color shifts in the trees, etc, but I think other than the obvious flaws, it turned out alright. (Hurrah! Color!)

This sort of work, especially when the subject is left open to my interpretation, is something I enjoy doing between sketches and larger projects. I hope she enjoys it as well!

Pyrography (woodburning) acrylics, and touches of sepia ink on a basswood panel. 8x10 inches (20 x 25.5 cm).

(Existing commissions will resume once I'm better settled. I'm going through a very rough patch right now with finances and transitions, so thank you for your continued support and patience.) :)
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JamJams Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just splendid and lovely.
JezzKitty Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! You have amazing talent and skills! I just adore deers and Staggy here looks so cute and megestic ^^ lovely winter theme too! :heart:
KigerwolfRD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deer + snow = :heart:
This is gorgeous though, well done! 8]
rainylake Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link]

Have a great New Year! :heart:
Nojjesz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice! ^^
feral-fowl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I see what you mean about the antlers but on the other hand you could always say he's a non-typical ;) non-typicals don't always have to have all that extra "trash"on their racks, they can simply be asymmetrical
pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know why that didn't occur to me! I like that explanation. Though I should really work on perspective some more. :p :D
Brie91 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your wonderful work here: [link] :)
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
:wow: Wow, nice job, looks great.
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