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'Scarlet Acrobat' - Original Drawing


Although we don't tend to get these gorgeous Red Squirrels in the South West of the UK, I couldn't resist the beautiful colours and once I saw this reference photo on Pixabay, I had to get it a go.  It's really lovely to be able to use the many oranges and reds in my Polychromos set to make the fur of this gorgeous Squirrel pop off the page.   It's quite a cheeky composition and so I thought the name captures it perfectly and adds a playful and dynamic touch to this drawing.


This drawing is also available as Giclee Prints available in four sizes.


  • Hand drawn by Samantha Clift in her home studio, using a combination of the oranges, reds and ochres forsuirrel's fur.


  • Free UK delivery.  Buy with security, you get 14 days to return your painting if it doesn't fit perfectly into your home.


  • Sized 10x14inches - ready to mount and frame.


  • Signed by the Artist Samantha Clift together with a certificate of authenticity.


How it was created


Using her beloved Polychromos pencils, Samantha slowly builds up the layers of coloured pencil working from light to dark and adding many layers of colour to slowly fill the troughs of the paper and get rid of any graininess.  After about 20 layers she starts to add the detail of the fur and intensifies the shadows to add depth, making the drawing more 3D.

'Scarlet Acrobat'

  • You will receive a confirmation email once the payment has been successful.  I aim to send out your piece as soon as possible, which will be within 3 working days for originals and 7-10 working days for prints.

    UK shipping is FREE, but Internation Shipping rates may vary.  I have no control over when this will happen, but I will notify you before sending if the rates are significantly higher.

  • Original artwork can be returned as long as it is undamaged and in all of the original packaging.

    All returns will need to be insured to the full value of the piece as you will be fully responsible for it until it arrives back safely.  Please retain the proof of postage and I would recommend sending the item tracked.  I cannot refund items that do not arrive back or are damaged in any way.

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