Squirrels breed once or twice a year and give birth to a varying number of young after three to six weeks, depending on species. The young are born naked, toothless, and blind. In most species of squirrel, only the female looks after the young, which are weaned at around six to ten weeks of age and become sexually mature at the end of their first year. In general, ground-dwelling species are social animals, often living in well-developed colonies, but the tree-dwelling species are more solitary.
Ground and tree squirrels are typically diurnal or crepuscular, while flying squirrels tend to be nocturnal—except for lactating flying squirrels and their offspring, which have a period of diurnality during the summer.
Watch the pattern making proccess
How do I make my patterns?
Samsung Chromebook Pro
The Samsung Chromebook Pro comes with a stylus that works extremely well. The tip of the stylus is as small as a pencil, it has pressure sensitivity, and stores away nicely in the base of the device. However the stylus is small and can be uncomfortable after long drawing sessions. The display uses Wacom technology, the same tech is used in other Samsung tablets and phones. There are other, more comfortable, pens available for this device.
Autodesk Sketchbook is the software that I use to create my patterns. The free version will be enough for lots of projects. The free version is limited to 3 layers. It has a limited brush selection, and is missing some features.
Go Pro and get more features. Autodesk Sketchbook Pro has the ability to have hundreds of layers and Tons of customizable brushes. The key pro feature, for me, is the ability to record a timelapse. That is how I made the video above.
Watch the video to see my technique. I start with the darkest shadows. Next move on to the edges of the piece. Then do the fine details and surrounding areas. As you work your way around the piece, keep in mind that this is a scroll saw pattern. Remember to leave bridges in the piece so it doesn't fall apart. I always try to keep 2 connection points for each inner piece. And what ever you do, have fun and mess up some plywood.
Free pattern below