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  • Writer's pictureKaaren Poole

Squirrels in my Sketchbook

Updated: May 6, 2021

I've finished my section on squirrels. I chose Eurasian red squirrels since there characters will live at Milkweed Manor which is somewhere in England.

One of my favorite things about these squirrels is their ear tufts. But I was surprised to learn that they grow the tufts in the fall for the winter then shed them in the spring. So that's why some of the squirrels in the sketchbook have ear tufts and other don't. This page spread takes place in winter.

Here's a sampling of a few more of the pages:

And here's my concept of where the squirrel family lives - Rosebud Cottage in an old beech tree.

I am absolutely loving working in pencil!

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