Saturday, 14 November 2015

Deer, Roe deer, Roe deer....

Deer have been much in my mind of late, and then I saw Tammie's invitation to this drawing challenge!  A while ago I was thrilled to find a Roe deer antler on the marshland behind our home, and made a journal entry about it.


These deer are British natives. Unlike most deer species, they are solitary, but form small groups in the cold months.  I though I'd try some wintry sketches of a buck...

 and a doe.....


 
Then this evening,  I got a tweet from the National Trust, who saw this photo I took of the Fallow deer herd at Dyrham Park. They loved it and asked if they could use it in their social media promotional material! So I'm feeling that deer are very dear today!



15 comments:

Rachel said...

It is a great shot, but I think I like your sketches even better!

sheila 77 said...

Your paintings of the deer and roe are delightful.
I like the angle you've captured of the doe, as if she has just seen us.

Veronica Roth said...

Hello Jules, How lovely to see your natural journal page. I also keep those kinds of journals. We have a couple roe deer come visit the meadow beside us in Oxfordshire, and I leave apples for them. Also, I love the fallow deer at Charlecote park. Can't stop taking photos of them. Aren't they just the most charming, storybook creatures?

Tammie Lee said...

finding antlers is such a joy!
they are beautiful and better find than easter candy ;-)

your drawings are charming and your photos quite beautiful. I love their speckled backs and the grasses hanging from the antlers.

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

Fabulous blog,Jules. Beautiful sketches and the photo too. How amazing to find the antlers. What a treat.

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

great opportunity, that! well done!!
i like your journal entry too, the soft sepia draws me in.
n♥

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tweet!! Love the soft colours of your drawings.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I love these deer and your sketches. They are so beautiful. What an honor to receive that tweet about your photo. Woo hoo!
Hugs to you sweets!

margaret said...

great painting and photo too how lucky t find an antler, mind you they lose them every year so there must be plenty lying around. Good to read your photo is being used for promotion, loving the rubbish caught in the antlers

Shashi Nayagam said...

Absolutely wonderful. Your sketches are always beautiful and love the photo of deer.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous sketches Jules and congratulations on having your lovely photograph included in the National Trust promotions! Deb xo

ULKAU said...

Very beautiful watercolor drawings you show here! But the deer photo is so cute with its unusual antlers hairstyle! Ulrike

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Such a lovely set of images, Jules. I love the journal style nature sketch and congratulations again on the photograph. Your deer watercolours are so sweet. I'm glad Tammie's challenge prompted you to share them. :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Dear Jules I tried to wish you on your birthday but my computer went crazy suddenly and would not let me so I am wishing you here a belated happy birthday. Hope you had a smashing day.
Hugs
Shashi

Lynn said...

Jules, I am delighted to read your blog; it is a treasure trove of beauty. Thank you :)