Newborn in the Woods is an original 17X11 graphite drawing of a fawn on bristol board
A few years ago, I came across this newborn White-tail deer fawn at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland County, Michigan. I had my art supplies and dearly wanted to sit down beside the baby to draw it directly. However I had a digital camera and decided it would be less intrusive to take a picture rather than draw. I’m sure mama and the fawn were appreciative of that.
This drawing is based on that photo. It has been a while since I last drew something like this, but my recently completed blog titled “Drawing Michigan: A Portfolio of Nature” inspired me to pick up the pencil.