06-06-18 – Red Squirrel colour sketch.
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06-06-18 – Red Squirrel colour sketch.

Had a bit more time today than I had expected, so I made use of it by having a go at sketching a Red Squirrel. A feisty little native, but quite a rarity in the UK these days. They have one or two strongholds, from which they are fighting back slowly thanks to conservation efforts. I’m yet to see one for myself in the wild, but one day … one day. Although it’s only a sketch, I do like how the depth and lightness of the hair came out on the ear tufts. The variety of colour, though it might look odd at first, works as a whole quite well. I also quite like how white the white fur on the underside came out – it’s not perfect, but it’s quite a clean white, something I’ve been trying to get better at.

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