Reindeer and Dragonflies2020
Coloured pencil on cartridge paper. 297 x 210 mm ( 11.69 x 8.27 in), 2020.
This reindeer started out as a practice how coloured pencil and ink works together. Also I played around with this idea of a deer spirit again. A reindeer was an uncommon breed for me to choose, usually the animals I paint or draw are not that fluffy. But that was the real challenge here.
This is one of the first coloured pencil artworks I created. I wasn't sure how it will turn out. But the expression of the deer with those warm eyes that balance the freezing cold these animals live in just made me love this drawing in the end. He makes me be aware of the same magic that I aim to capture and show in all my artwork.
Reference photo I used for the deer is here.