Some more progress on the deer painting. Here I've blocked in the doe and buck. As mentioned in my previous post, one of the advantages of painting digitally is being able to paint without painting over your sketch outlines. I just created a new layer behind the sketch and painted on that.
This is just a rough block-in to get the shape, shadows, and basic colors down, just as you would do with traditional oils. So in this case I just used a basic round Photoshop brush. Later I'll use a special brush I created for adding the fur texture to the deer's coat. I'll explain how to create that brush in a future post.