Last summer, a pair of mule deer came into my back yard. I happened to be right by the patio door and grabbed my camera. I got a lot of great shots, many closeups, but they were all through the glass or screen. They didn't work for photographic pictures, but they are great for reference. I combined a couple to get my drawing here. I used charcoal for the background, eyes, nose, and inside of the mouth, and graphite for everything else. And surprisingly, it only took me 7 hours.
Prints are available.
Next up is a sea turtle. Should be interesting, I've never drawn a reptile before. Vote in the poll for what comes after that!