Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Spent the afternoon at Dyrehaven - Aarhus Deer Park - with R and my sketchkit today.

dådyrakvarel i dyrehaven
dessin sur l'herbesketching at dyrehaven

Absolutely perfect weather. The does were all either fit to burst or already nursing young kids. The males were busy growing their antlers - in a couple of months there will be fighting.

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Waterbrush and aquarelle paints (gamboge lake, ultramarine, payne's grey, cerulean, brunt umber and a touch of raw siena), with touches of watercolour pencil. Double page spread in A4 watercolour journal.


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    1. It was a lovely place to sit and draw :)

  2. A deer park--what a lovely idea! Your sketches make it look beautiful and tranquil.

    1. It is a really peaceful place, although sometimes there is quite a bit of activity with the deer doing their seasonal thing. You can find deer parks around several Danish cities/towns, and they are generally open to the public during daylight hours.