I am normally a very undisciplined person when it comes to artwork and I like to work fast, too. But, this class has been really good for me to learn to take some time and try to do it "right".
A hairdryer is essential in watercolors to make the paper dry before doing the next layer. I tend to do a lot of layers, but this is a way of kind of "cheating", so I must learn to be braver with the paint and learn to do it with fewer layers.
The background I painted , in detail, the branches first then painted AROUND each branch in darker brown, then darkened the whole thing by doing successive washes over the whole background, painting around the deer.