These two happened quite by "chance" - appearing on consecutive pastels, quite plainly, over two days. I begin these with a seemingly meaningless, often ferocious attack of the page with a ballpoint pen. The energy in these pieces is often the result of the velocity of these initial marks. Then I view the resulting skein of lines for clues about the piece, bring out the starting drawing and shapes for the piece with a Sharpie, and dive into pastels. So I was quite stunned to have these two deer show up like this.
Pastels, ballpoint and Sharpie on 18x24 inch kraft paper. I think he is very full of himself - I bet she takes him down a peg or two.