Yin Yang Squirrels

And so here we go again with another of The Nest’s patented Squirrel O’Lanterns.  After 12 designs, I was really scraping for something new for number thirteen this year… so I decided to try carving two squirrels opposite each other like the Chinese Yin Yang design.  My original sketch (which would have become reality had I done this Sunday morning like I planned) had their paws each clutching onto the same acorn…. but upon further reflection last night, I decided that would probably come out looking really bad.  And given the way it actually turned out, I’m pretty sure that would have looked awful.  I’m not terribly fond of this one as opposed to my past Squirrel O’Lanterns (which you can find HERE), but it still looks better than a bunch of sloppy triangles trying to make a face.  I really wish the lighting (at least in this shot) showed up better in the eyes and noses…

And when it comes to yin yang squirrels, there ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby….

Happy Halloween everyone!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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15 Responses to Yin Yang Squirrels

  1. And seasonal greetings to you and yours, too. Two nights of frost and finally, there’s a heavy rain of leaves. It’s only cold at night. Days have been lovely and hopefully will stay that way for a while to come.

    • We got fog…. LOTS of fog. But not until after the trick or treating was over. It’s been a gorgeous autumn so far, though. Seasonable and (until recently) dry. Probably means we’ll get 100 inches of snow this winter…

  2. At least you’re still carving a pumpkin – and you have some world champion pumpkins of the past to be proud of for sure. We finally decided a couple of years ago to cave in and get a big fake pumpkin with a light inside. I kinda miss drawing a face for my husband to carve on a REAL pumpkin, but he doesn’t miss the occasional knife knick on his finger!

    Happy Halloween to the Nest and its occupants

  3. That’s quite the bum rush! Did either of them ‘get any?’ 😊

  4. Trisha says:

    Very cool! I think you are the only person I know who can make squirrels look creepy. Those are not shadows I would want to run in to on a dark and stormy night!

    • Squirrels might look creepier if they were actually out at night, but that only seems to be the case when they’re carved into pumpkins. One of the neighborhood boys (about 5 years old) got really excited when he saw the creepy glowing squirrels, though I doubt he knew what they were supposed to be!

  5. Kismet says:

    Trick or bigger trick.

  6. draliman says:

    Admit it – that’s actually a screenshot from “Alien”.

  7. Rivergirl says:

    Nice job on the jack. Very creative!

    • I’m running out of ways to make squirrels look spooky!

      • franhunne4u says:

        Try a squirrel head lurking over a headstone. Squirrel with Scythe might be too delicate (too prone to accidents while carving). Squirrel skeleton. (The bones being the things you cut out). I doubt clown and squirrel are easily carvable .. and a clown squirrel might only be feasible if you use the different layers of the pumpkin, so that there are more shades to the light ..

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