Step-by-Step Instruction to Draw a Squirrel


Squirrels are seen by most people on a regular basis, so they’re a simple area to watch. However, the best way to draw a squirrel is simply to watch them in natural habitat or read about their behaviour. Also, you would need to learn their dark side if you need to draw them more precisely. Here you can read a lot of information about urban wild animals and their natural behaviours

1) Make a little oval for the head

This should be just a small oval, nearly a circle. According to the way in which the ellipse is tipped, your squirrel can be looking down or up.

2) Make a pear shape

The highest part should intersect with the ellipse for the head.

3) Pull on the rear legs

Make ellipse or a big round circle over the thick side. It is the large section of the hind leg that is on the squirrel near your side. Another hind leg will be concealed behind the squirrel unless he is drawn by you at an angle that’s facing you or facing you, which will be considerably more difficult.

Now you’re going to draw on the highest part of the squirrel’s foot. This line slope down to the left until the end of the line is about level with the base shape, and should begin in the right, around in the middle of the ellipse you only pulled for the hindquarters. Place near the end of the line to represent the claws of the squirrel’s rear feet.

4) Draw on the front feet

About half way between where the circle which makes the big ellipse which makes the hindquarters and the head, draw a contour that is similar that goes sloping down slightly to create the squirrel’s shoulder and begins in the middle. Curl this line after you have gone outside the pear shape to reveal how the squirrel’s front foot is tucked into by itself. If you would like, it is possible to draw on an acorn or something he needs to hide to eat for afterwards.

5) Draw on the tail

Squirrels have large bushy tails, nearly exactly the same size. The tail can not be dissimilar to the first pear shape but it should be wavy and curled. Squirrels whisk their tails around on a regular basis, so you need the lines for the tail showing move — typically that is depicted with the tail bending in one way at the foundation, and then bending around in another way at the point of the tail, kind of like an “s” shape.

6) Complete the head

Squirrels have ears that are miniature, so draw on two ears which are about exactly the same size. A little circles may function as squirrel’s eyes. Another smaller black dot at the point can be his nose.

Once you have drawn on your first squirrel that is simple, attempt drawing on others either climbing up a tree or leaning down to the earth. Draw two squirrels or one up in a tree with a nut while the other is with no nut, on the earth. Try drawing on a squirrel climbing a tree, but from the angle of being right is his back.

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Tech Your Child to Draw Animals

Drawing animals is really one of the very exciting things your kids can learn. Because they draw, they are able to understand a great deal. The first phases of the drawing will even allow you to know and see any talents your baby might have in the drawing area. However, I would recommend you to go to zoo with your children and observe animals in real life before you will teach them how to draw them, or you can visit one of many websites about urban wildlife, for example, this one

You will find the step to step recommendations your child can use in order to attract animals. As a parent, you want only the best for your own child, and you might decide to have lessons in order in order to educate your child everything that you want them all to learn. You too can take your kids to drawing lessons where they could socialize with several other kids thus the training process gets more enjoyable. (more…)

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Tips on How to Draw a Raccoon

Nocturnal animals, raccoons are really a native of North and South America. Growing up-to approximately thirty-two inches long, an adult raccoon normally weighs between eleven and eighteen pounds. These animals are omnivores and use their sharp front paws and long fingers to hunt. Their diet comprises frogs, fish, bugs, birds, eggs, fruits, nuts, and grains. Raccoons generally find shelter in subterranean burrows or dens inside hollowed trees. They are summer critters and normally hibernate during winter. Raccoons are known to wash their food when they have access to a water body. They douse the foods in water many times, before consuming it. Before drawing a raccoon you can learn more about their behaviour and habits by visiting this great source about raccoons.

A raccoon gets the fundamental body structure of the bear, however, is significantly smaller. It is a fox-like face, stocky physique, along with a bushy tail with black rings on it. It has distinctive spots of dark pelt across the eyes, which seem as a mask and provide it a cunning, bandit like look. The colour of the raccoon normally ranges from gray to brownish.

Points needed:

  • 1. Drawing sheet
  • 2. Drawing & shading pencils
  • 3. Eraser
  • 4. Crayons or Paints and brushes

Measures to draw a raccoon:

  • Essential body framework: Draw a circle to create the top and another huge one for your body.
  • Eyes: Within the face, draw two small circles for eyes and two large ovals behind each eye to emphasize the patches. Colour or shade the spots in order that they stand-out distinct in the eyes.
  • Face: Draw two little triangles with curved vertices on very top of head, depicting the ears. Pull a round-nose and two little semicircles open in the very best for the snout. Complete the face by showing fur right underneath the ears and on either side of the cheeks.
  • Body: Now focus on the contour of your body. At the end of the human body, sketch out the rear paws. Pull the front limbs from one fourth manner downwards of the human body. The forepaws could be drawn like slight human hands.
  • Tail: Elongate the butt-end a small and sketch out a long thick tail (like that of the squirrel). The tail should be pointed and full of stripes.
  • Colour: Utilize a light gray or brownish colour for your body and emphasize the pelt, patches on the other side of the eyes, along with the stripes within the tail, with a darker colour.
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Fantasy Parasite Sculptures

It’s no secret that I love parasites. They are elegant and bizarre, and ubiquitous! Every living thing on the planet is host to it’s own unique medley of internal parasites. Is it not comforting to know that one is never alone?

This series of miniature sculptures are my own take on what internal parasites might exist on other planets. You never know – these might not be too far from reality!

These little guys are for sale on my Etsy storefront. Get them before they find another host!

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The Glastig – A New Mini!


Today was the Word Under the Street portion of Vancouver Public Library’s Annual Literary festival: Word On the Street.

Last year was my first, sharing a table with Cloudscape Comics. This year I decided to try and deck out an entire table. It was a great day full of great people. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures, but I do have a scan of my new comic.

Glastig is a 20 page mini about a Scottish satyr who uses her mysterious charisma to lure a traveller far from the road. It’s got a black and white interior, and was a lot of fun to make – I’ll always jump at the change to draw goats. This debuted at Word Under the Street, and was really well received.

I’ll be making ‘the Glastig’ available on my Etsy storefront tomorrow. I’m really digging this format, and I’m excited to start work on my next folklore comic.

Big things on the horizon – look out!

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Guest comic for Teach English in Japan

Greetings and hello!

I’ve done a guest page for the (normally) semi-auto-bio webcomic ‘Teach English in Japan’, as the lovely & talented Jeff Ellis is enjoying some much deserved vacation time from his project. You can read the first of the two-pager on Jeff’s site today:

I am also elbow-deep in a new minicomic called ‘the Glastig’, which I am working to have completed by Word Under the Street at the end of this September, at which I have a FULL table (To all the locals: I hope to see you there!). It is not often that I have a full table, and so I am excited to fill it up with awesome stuff for you to look at. Once ‘The Glastig’ is available, I’ll post it here too, so don’t worry.

I hope that summer has treated you well and that you make the most out of these last few days of it. All the best!

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