View Full Version : Looking for squirrel picture

Cindy Rhoades
07-21-2010, 10:46 AM
I am making a welcome sign and need a picture of a squirrel, have found several pics but I hate to say they look a bit ill. I have come to realize that my idea of quality artwork and other peoples is quite different, maybe I am to picky but I take pride in the quality of my work and have a hard time finding artwork that meets my standards. If anyone could help I would appreciate it. All of the artwork I have seen on the creek so far has met my standards so here I am one more time needing help.

Jiten Patel
07-21-2010, 10:55 AM
Not sure if this is good enough?

Cindy Rhoades
07-21-2010, 11:33 AM
Thanks I will give it a try and see how it turns out should look pretty good.

Sean Hughto
07-21-2010, 11:46 AM

Frank Corker
07-21-2010, 11:47 AM
I did this using Akvis sketch and the picture Jiten posted.

AL Ursich
07-21-2010, 1:07 PM
And I thought I was going to see the picture of the Squirrel with his.... Nutz showing...... :rolleyes:


Frank Corker
07-21-2010, 1:09 PM
Cindy I have sent you a Private Message regarding this one attached. If you are interested, this is done using a wacom tablet but can be resized to whatever you want.

Cindy Rhoades
07-21-2010, 1:09 PM
Thanks to all. You have given me exactly what I needed once again. Frank that is so cool I will have to look into that software. I learn so much from SMC I couldn't imagine having to do without it.

Jeremy Butler
07-21-2010, 4:10 PM
Frank, I havent used a wacom tablet or anythng like it so I just have a bunch of "beginner questions" Ive thought about getting one to play with it and further my experience so here are my questions, what is the system you use? can you give a quick summary of how you convert the picture to the image you posted? do you know of any tutorials or videos on the web on how to do it?

Harper Abbot
07-21-2010, 10:15 PM

Do my eyes deceive me, or does he have bloody stumps for thumbs? Somebody tried to make him talk...

Tim Bateson
07-21-2010, 11:43 PM
Try one of these:

Frank Corker
07-22-2010, 5:47 AM
Do my eyes deceive me, or does he have bloody stumps for thumbs? Somebody tried to make him talk...

LOL - they don't have nails on their thumbs, they are just stubby little outcrops. I don't know about the States, but in the UK the grey squirrel is considered to be classed as vermin (nicknamed the tree rat), mainly because they decimated our natural red squirrels. The reds are really quite red in colour and have whispy tufts on the tops of their ears. Over a few years I hand reared two grey squirrels, both brought to me by kids who 'found' them. I looked after them until they were big enough to venture out and over a period of three months released them into the wild again. Very rewarding and lots of fun.

Jeremy the two files I posted were done with different processes, the quickest is using Akvis (zipped) which takes about 30 seconds if the picture is good, the other has to be drawn with a wacom tablet and took an hour.

Jiten Patel
07-22-2010, 11:46 AM

you're telling me your drew that using a wacom? Thats amazing skill! Which one you got? Intuous 3? 4?

I cant get my head around the tablet thing, I've got one, but just cant get used to it. Prefer my mouse, but i think thats just habbit.

Stuart Orrell
07-24-2010, 10:08 AM
Heres another one in the public domain from wikimedia commons:


Haven't tried lasering it yet but hope to some time.

Sheryl Haley
07-24-2010, 12:52 PM
Here's another one !!!
Sheryl Haley

Cindy Rhoades
07-25-2010, 12:44 PM
I love all of the pics. Thanks so much much for the respones and bit of education. A person is never to good to learn more.

Mike Hollingsworth
07-25-2010, 2:15 PM
just google "squirrel" and choose IMAGES