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Roe Deer Autumn 2012
Roe Deer Autumn 2012 11 November 2012

Through the autumn I have been back to Holne Chase to sketch the roe deer at dusk whenever I get the opportunity. I have been sketching them here for several years and still enjoy the challenge of drawing and painting them. They seem to have become used to my presence sitting at the edge of the meadow so I can watch them for an hour or two on each occasion.


Roe Deer October 2011
Roe Deer October 2011 29 October 2011

The Roe Deer have been showing well in their favourite field and I have been able to sketch them on several evenings over the last few weeks.


Roe Deer, Holne Chase
Roe Deer, Holne Chase 05 May 2011

Up to four roe deer having been showing well in the evening feeding on dandelion seed heads.


Roe Deer, Hembury Woods
Roe Deer, Hembury Woods 01 March 2011

These roe deer have returned to a favourite corner of the wood where they can lie in the early spring sunshine and feed on bramble leaves. I watched this pair for three hours on a sunny afternoon.


Roe Deer, Hembury Woods
Roe Deer, Hembury Woods 18 February 2011

With a return to sunny weather the roe deer are back in their usual haunt. After a few weeks of watching them they have become used to my presence and allow me to sit within 40 metres to sketch them.


Roe Deer
Roe Deer 22 November 2010

With the darker evenings I have returned to my favourite spots for sketching roe deer. These timid animals can be difficult to watch but at this particular field they are quite relaxed and will come out into the open about mid-afternoon. I watch them until the light fades and all that is visible are some dark shapes with glowing white rump patches moving across the open meadow.


Roe Deer October 2011
Roe Deer October 2011 16 March 2010

A little later than in the last two years these roe deer are again feeding on brambles in the spring sunshine. Over the years of watching them they have become used to my presence and allowed me to approach within 20 metres of them.


Roe Deer October 2011
Roe Deer October 2011 16 March 2009

After being difficult to see for several weeks the roe deer are once again showing well. They seem to enjoy the sunshine and often sit down amongst the bracken.