Overcoming obstacles

Dear deer

Hello all!

I made a speedpainting today:

herten in het open veld

It`s far from perfect with this lighting and composition, but I`m happy with the fur on the deer in the front. 🙂
I was inspired by this member of DeviantART, who makes awesome paintings of Disney movie stills: http://henriked.deviantart.com/favourites/1364997#/d35lr8t I love the textures she uses.

I`ve been trying some colour techniques for my comic yesterday evening and in the morning today. I`m going back to the way I shaded the first pages of the comic what characters goes. I can`t keep doing these extremely detailed coloured backgrounds though. So I`m looking into rough painting with some textures now. Will see if I can come up with an example soon. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

– Henrike


  1. Wow, this is really pretty! I don’t only love the fur of the deer, but also the poppies and the beautiful sky. Do I understand correctly that you only made this in one evening and one morning? I love it. May I use it as a background for my desktop? 🙂

    • pencilsandstories Reply

      Hi, thanks! Glad you like it! No, I experimented with comic colouring one evening and morning, this took a few hours. That`s why I call it a speedpainting, though most of my paintings get stuck in this phase and are never properly `finished`. 😀
      Yes of course you can use it for your desktop. 🙂

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