Yesterday I drew some squirrels dancing for The SKETCHABLES!
"Fall is for squirrels. The joyous abundance of nuts falling off the trees.. makes them want to dance. You've seen them move- with the ease and lightness of Astaire. Their swooping tails like the chiffon of Ginger's dress... strike up the band with some sweeping melody and watch the show. It's pretty colorful! I love Autumn."
Today they danced through my brain to that Gershwin tune...
You must look at these and think of this....
I certainly do and did as I drew them.
It is one of my very favorite pieces of Disney Animation.
The squirrels are so perfectly- exactingly, anthropomorphic.
So human in expression and gesture and yet -
so, damn, squirrel like.
I especially love the girl. And her "Gek-oop sound"
And her shuddering cry at the end ------ heart breaking.
Gah! I love it!
It's one of those pieces of art that I watch and grip my hair in my fists and think,
That's how good I wanna be!
Well, House of Mouse.. you never made the sequel
that you were supposed to!!
So in my mind-
They meet again in an Arthur Murray Studio..
go for coffee after the lesson...
and go all Fred and Ginger- off into
the sunset together.
Ah- L'amour among the acorns...