Animals just take practice. What helps in watercolor is using a brush with a good fan on it, so it paints more than one stroke at a time with the same distance between them, thus giving the illusion of hair/fur.
I just browsed your gallery, and might I say that you make beautiful scapes! Keep up the great work, and thank you for your kind comment!
opal-fireFeatured By OwnerNov 18, 2012Student Traditional Artist
Very nice work, I like the way you've done the fur. Good contrast between light and dark, and the anatomy is well done! My only criticism would be that the deer's right eye looks a bit off, but otherwise this is a lovely painting.
Love the title. Your wife's very clever. ^-^ The brush strokes are pretty bold, but they help make the furry texture of this deer's coat, and let's not forget about the lovely colors of this whole thing.
Thank you very much for the feed back and review on my work, not very often do I receive one.
There are things that looking back on it I would change; the deers right eye, the reddish color the coat has, and as you mentioned, the bold lines that make up the fur. Honestly, I was testing out a brush that I had for a long time, but never used.
Once again, thank you for your input! It is very nice to actually have someone say something about my work that isn't a one-liner xD.
I hope that I can get more of your insightful comments on some of my other art pieces :3.