Clockwork animals - The deer: sketches, turnaround and explanations

I was aware that this was an important element that not only would have taken a bit of time, but also working on it would have helped me think more carefully about its story.
So I started with it.

I decided to give it some uneven parts like the horns and part of the legs.

Also, it has a part of its left horn broken and the right-back leg is missing (I imagine it is on the ground, completely overgrown with moss).

First colour exploration

First colour exploration

Sketches of the "armor"

Sketches of the "armor"

references

references

Simple turnaround

Simple turnaround

Turnaround with specific parts highlighted - White background

Turnaround with specific parts highlighted - White background

Turnaround with specific parts highlighted - Black background

Turnaround with specific parts highlighted - Black background

Broken details and explanations

Broken details and explanations

Moss map and references

Moss map and references

broken mechanism of the deer path

broken mechanism of the deer path

Measurements

Measurements

Final references and notes

Final references and notes