How to Make a Deer Christmas Card in Watercolor

by Brianna Doyle

Ill show you how i have painted a deer in watercolour using three colours (blue, black and brown) you can customise the colours and the look that suits you! Perfect diy christmas cards


  • Watercolour paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Water
  • Watercolour paper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Outline the deer shape with water A simple oval with ears (if wanted you can use a pencil for this)

    Step 2

    Put your base colour around the edges of the deer head and outline the nose

    Step 3

    Shade in with more of your base colour and leave a V shape at the top of the head

    Step 4

    Outline eyes and nose with a black pencil or a fine brush I used a watercolour pencil

    Step 5

    Add black to shade and contrast the painting to add more detial i used a zigzag motion with lots of water so it blended

    Step 6

    Add some brown to the ears and over the black to add depth. And start the antlers dont worry if the antlers arnt the same. Overlap the blue base colour with brown

    Step 7

    Create a neck shape with water and dab blue and black around the edges letting it seep

    Step 8

    Step 9

    Colour background and if wanted decorate the antlers and write merry christmas the card is now done

    Step 10

    Merry christmas everyone i hope this has helped 🌲🌲