Today our regular garden visitor, a little male Muntjac deer, stopped by. He patrols our garden looking for tasty shoots, and always enjoys eating my camellia and tulip buds in the springtime. Today he was making a meal of the new leaves on our pear tree. Luckily I had my drawing things handy, and was able to grab a few quick impressions as he browsed about happily. He looks healthy, although I suspect he has fleas as he kept pausing to scratch himself with his hind leg and nibble his flank (that’s what he’s doing in the small sketch near the bottom right).
Anyway, after a quick perk up with some watercolour and ink, and this sketchbook shows a happy memory of his visit.