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Day 17: a Fawn
Day 17 of the 2018 Direct Watercolor Challenge: a fawn.
#30x30DirectWatercolor2018 Day 18
Butterfly and Skull
One photography assignment was to photograph something during the Golden Hour. The Golden Hour is (roughly) right around sunrise and sunset, when the sun’s light isn’t so harsh. You don’t have to guess when the Golden Hour is for any location, you can look it up on a website.
At first the assignment seemed problematic as the weather forecast was for cloud covers and rain for the next week here in central Texas. But, things change, and so did the weather. I had several opportunities to take advantage of the Golden Hour. I dragged several objects outside, staging them in front of rose bushes and Italian Stone Pine trees, or on the front porch. I lugged around small tables. I turned around, noticed the blooming weeds, photographed the thistles, and got a few bug bites in the process. Not chigger bites, thank goodness, but the ones I got itch anyway.
I tipped over the tripod with my camera attached and it crashed into the concrete floor of the porch. Uh oh. I’ve used it since and it seems okay. I got lucky on that one.
Then I played with the edits some. Here’s my first edit effort.
Next I softened it up a bit.
I like this one for its ghost effect.
I went a little darker for the next one.
And I tried it in black and white, just to see.
What’s In Your Backyard?
Hubby put up a game camera, you know, just to see what was out there.
Surprise, surprise, something was out there. We had no idea that deer came onto our property as it’s all pasture and ponds. Maybe the deer was lost?
Deer Skull, Sketch 031
I didn’t proportion it correctly and so the snout is a bit shorter than it should be. I’ll sketch this again to try to get the proportions right.
Hubby found this skull in the pasture where he trains the dogs. The deer died of natural (but unknown) causes.
(My “art studio” is a couple of towels draped over a dining room chair.)
Sketch 031: Deer Skull