Hi! I work at a high resolution so that when I shrink the image for the final, it covers up a lot of my mistakes or wobbly lines. As far as reference goes, I didn't use any photos, but I did have my trusty animal anatomy books on hand!
can i nag you some more and ask what resolution? and do you work with photoshop? I try ti practice a lot, but i want to upgrade my work (so my parents for once will believe in me, that i can take up art as a proffessio, i want to be a cartoonist, and i want to draw a visual novella!) i work hard, and i sort of taught myself how to use photoshop. i think your works are incredible, and i try to find insparation from people around me! although my account here won't let me upload stuff... :\) if you have any tips for me i will be more then greatful!
Ungulates are a nightmare for me, so I admire anyone who can make 'em look right. I think you did an especially good job given the unusual angle from which we're viewing the deer. It has a nice sense of bulk and three-dimensionality.
Aaaah, you are too nice! I always have trouble with making deer a little too horsey (I spent my entire childhood drawing WAY too many horses), so I'm working on learning deer and un-learning horse. Of course, then I'll probably end up drawing horses wrong. LE SIGH. XD