Monday, September 12, 2011

X is for Xerus

This week's entry for Ben Towle's Animal Alphabet.

I have a soft spot for squirrels-- they may steal my tomatoes, bury pecans in my potted plants, & generally get up to all sorts of mischief, but it's so much fun to watch their antics! The xerus was a new one to me, but I love their super-upright posture. They look like they've been taking ballet for years.

Ball-point, marker & white gouache on brown paper, recolored & otherwise tinkered with in Photoshop.


Isaac said...

He's like a mini-meerkat!

Loops O'Fury said...

Beautiful work, as always. I love his little pot belly.

Rod MacGregor said...

You have a great this work..your style of ball point on brown paper with white gauche produces amazing results.