I sketched the deer and restated the main lines I didn't want to lose with a Sharpie. I then put in the darks using black gesso...sometimes with a touch of acrylic Thalo Blue for extra punch on the darks. The deer was shaded with a watery wash of the same. I was establishing (searching out) the values.
Still working monotone with black gesso and a bit of acrylic thalo blue, I developed the fawn and foreground values.
Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.
I used brush plus a painting knife. I really had fun with the color blends in the foliage and the ground.
I applied the extreme lights sparingly in order to mimic the sun striking selected spots.
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