Stag Commission

I've recently completed a commission for a friend and decided it was a nice way to show a bit of my process. 

First I need a good foundation sketch to start off. Using various reference photos, I try and get a good feel for how the fur moves and the different sections these appear on each animal.

Starting Sketch 

Finished Piece

And here's the final piece! I learned a lot doing this piece, in terms of working with quite thin fur. Next time I'll hopefully have a bit more about what happens in between the start and finish, but for now, I hope whoever receives this likes it!