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Inside Onkawi the Whiteash Squirrel

Whiteash Squirrels are quite shy little creatures, they have a very dull coat consisting of greys and white to help them blend into the surrounding environment. They are one of the very few creatures that will change colour through in the winter season where the landscape is covered in snow. These squirrels shed their grey fur in place of white fur, this helps them better blend into the snowfall. Unlike other squirrels, Whiteash Squirrels don't hibernate, they are active throughout the the entire winter season.

Whiteash Squirrels are found in the settlement of Whiteash located in the White Tribal lands of Cry India, but can be rarely found in other areas.

I hadn't made a squirrel doll for quite a while, so as I had an influx of wolf commissions on, I wanted to make a creature that was very different from a wolf. I decided to try a new body pattern for this squirrel as I wasn't always 100% happy with the original body pattern, it just didn't look the way I wanted it to. So with this body I actually tried the pattern for my kitten dolls and modified it just a little on the back to make it have a little bit more of a hump. I'm super happy with the way it turned out, it's a lot more petite than the original one which is what I was looking for.

I also wanted to create a squirrel that had some realistic colouring, she has some very faint striping on her back added with some fabric markers.

Onkawi has a resin face and paws that were cast from an original sculpture hand crafted by me. Her body is made from thick faux fur which was designed and sewn by me, she has a wire armature inside making her fully poseable, her face was furred by hand and painted in acrylic paints.

Onkawi is approximately 30 x 15cm head to tail.

Onkawi has already found a home but there are more dolls up for grabs in my Etsy shop this Friday around 9am AEST. Alternatively you can check me out on my social media pages below. Also check out my Society6 and Redbubble shop for prints and more.

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