Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Visitor to the Yard

"Camoflauge" Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip

Almost done with the petals. I forgot the direction the light was supposed to be coming from so some petals look a little odd :p Once the whole piece is finished I will go back and add more tonal value to it. And try to correct the mess up :p

Once the dragon is done, the rest will be easy. Just a basic crumbling stone texture with lots of cracks and moss growing on it. I should have laid down a few layers of Neocolours down for the stone before I started the dragon. Would have helped with the texture.

And we had a visitor to the front yard. One I really hadn't thought we would have.

Was rooting around by the bird feeder. I had never seen one in the wild, and I am assuming this is a wild one. The aren't kept as pets here like they are in North America. I always wanted one. And I didn't get close to it, didn't want to startle it. It scurried away after about 10 minutes into the rose hedge. They can move pretty fast lol The neighbours saw a squirrel, which is odd for the area. So maybe its a good sign some animals are adapting (and don't get me started on how they shouldn't have to).

9 comments:

Macpurp said...

we usually leave some dog food out for the one who wanders through our front garden....they are so funny when they waddle!
i love how your dragon is coming on!

Chrissy said...

We got a squirrel yesterday ad i have never seen one her before. cute hedgie, I do love them so much...I don't know how you can have them as pets but guess i have always fed mine from a distance. Your dragon is lovely, the colours are really springlike and very pretty, nice for such a cold dark miserable looking day. Made me feel much more smiley :D

Jennifer Rose said...

John wants to see if he can get some food for him, so he might come back :)

As long as you handle them right they can make nice pets. People do find it odd when I tell them people keep them as pets in Canada lol People keep odder animals. The weather today was horrible! Very cold and windy :/

tlc illustration said...

What kind (color) of squirrel? We are so inundated with grey squirrels here that they are downright pests (and are displacing the indiginous red squirrels). No cute hedgehogs. Must settle for 'possoms I suppose, who lurk under the bird feeders at night.

Jennifer Rose said...

I think it was a red squirrel. They are getting displaced here too :/ No possums though, don't live here at all.

60-60 said...

is this a hedgehog?

Jennifer Rose said...

yep its a hedgehog :D

La Alicia said...

I used to have a hedgehog as a pet -- you can buy food especially for them in the small mammal section of most pet stores. They also LOVE boiled eggs. If you cut one up and put it out their AWESOME sense of smell will help them find it! :) Happy Hedgehog adventures.

Jennifer Rose said...

we went and got hedgehog food today so hopefully he comes back :) Going to try to remember to put an egg out too thanks :)