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Topic: Portrait of Winken, the baby grey squirrel  (Read 651 times)
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« on: March 01, 2018 03:20:30 AM »

Last spring, three baby squirrels were in the middle of Main Street. I just knew they were gonna get squashed. I pulled my car over and went to the sidewalk, where they jumped into my lap!
I brought them home to my house which is on a dead end dirt road with plenty of fields and woods.
I raised them for a few weeks then set them free in the rehab manner, after lots of research.
I saw them often at my birdfeeders this winter.
Here is a portrait of Winken (as in Winken, Blinken, and Nod) which I did in charcoal from a photo I took  of him climbing the lilac one day when I let him out of his cage.
It is about the size of an average greeting card.


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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018 04:54:21 AM »


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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018 06:09:49 AM »

Oh my goodness!! So cute! Lovely, lovely art piece. Really beautiful. It's very serene to me. It reminds me of these Arkansas woods. LOVE!

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018 07:51:42 AM »

That's awesome that you saved that trio of squirrels (I can't believe they actually jumped in your lap!), helped them along for awhile, and then released them back into the wild.

Your charcoal drawing looks photo realistic, both the squirrel (especially the fur) and the branch it's climbing; great work!
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018 10:44:34 AM »

There is something so calm about this!  Love the fur detail on the squirrel, very realistic.

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