Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel
I had a lot of fun watching this little chap in Wisconsin, U.S.A. He was not shy at all and I've got some nice reference photos of him collecting seeds in the grass. The patterns on it’s back look so unique and I figured it would look great transformed into a scratchboard work.
This artwork won Third Place in the international exhibition 'Golden Turtle' 2018, nominated in the art category GRAPHIC ART. THE PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL.