Jack

This handsome little guy is Jack, the JRT. He was commissioned as a birthday surprise for his mum back in July. I played with edges a lot while painting this guy, and I’m pretty pleased with how some of the fur texture turned out.

Commissions Open

I’d like to thank everyone for being so patient these past couple months as I’ve gotten my health in order. Thank you for being awesome! I’m feeling much better now, and I’m opening custom pet portrait orders again. To order, please go to the “Shop” section of my site, click “Custom orders” and choose which type of pet portrait you would like, or you can use these links to go directly to their listings on Etsy:

Rainbow Pet Portraits

Black-and-white Pet Portraits

August Sticker Pack – Goats

These bouncy little guys were so fun to draw, but they were also a ton of fun to research. I didn’t know there were so many varieties of domestic goat! They all seem really playful except the Boer which looked super regal and dignified in all their photos?

From upper left going clockwise: Pygmy, Alpine, Boer, LaMancha, and Saanan goat friends!

Our painted sticker is a Nubian goat! They have SUCH cute, ultra floppy ears!

Please remember to sign up on Patreon for the $5 tier or above any time this month if you’d like to get a jumbo or holographic version of some of these trouble makers. All of these stickers are also available directly on Etsy at the usual 2.5″ size: Toony Goats & Rainbow Goat.

Rolling Scuzzy Cat + Commissions Update

I painted this little Scuzzy cat I think late last month? Just after the rosy maple moth painting. I really enjoyed painting a more detailed subject in this style! Plus you know I’m all about painting cats. This little guy is available as a sticker on my Etsy shop.

Commissions update: Sorry it’s taking me forever to open up custom pet portrait orders. I keep running into health problems one after another. (Chronic illness life, yo.) I probably won’t be able to take custom work until August, but I’ll keep you all posted. Thank you so much for your patience!

Heart and Custom Art Update

Something kinda different; here’s the piece I painted for my husband for our 10th marriage anniversary last week. I was expecting this to be pretty quick since both characters have simple designs, but it actually took forever. I guess I’m still learning this style, and it’s taking a lot more layers than I anticipated.

Regarding custom portraits: Thank you all so much for your patience while I’ve been taking time to finish projects behind the scenes. I had planned to begin taking custom portraits again this week, but unfortunately I’ve had some health issues crop up. (Just part of being chronically ill, unfortunately.) I’m hoping to begin accepting custom work again next week. Thank you all for being so patient and awesome!

Tree Frog on Wood

It’s been soooo long since I’ve painted on wood. I forgot how much fun it is! I tried a few different things with this one. I used a white ground instead of the transparent one I normally use. I put it only under the frog, so you can still see the wood but the frog really pops. I also used ink instead of watercolours. As it turns out, ink is really pale on the watercolour ground and acts more as a stain. It worked fine for this piece, but I won’t be able to use it for darker areas. I actually did dip into the watercolours to add some finishing touches at the very end. I learned a lot working on this little guy, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I definitely need to invest in some larger wood sheets in the near future.

Rainbow Carpet Python

Here’s our rainbow/holographic sticker for this month, a carpet python! Designing this guy to fit into a sticker was a real challenge, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I may paint one of the rejected designs as a full painting later.

Please remember to sign up for the $5 tier or above on my Patreon any time this month for an exclusive jumbo version of this sticker. The $10 tier or above receives a jumbo, holographic version! Normal 2.5″ versions are also now live on my sticker shop.

July Sticker Pack – Snakes

Finally back after what seemed like a suuuuper long break from making stickers with our July sticker pack! I was expecting to fight these little noodle friends all the way, but they actually came together pretty nicely!

From the top, left going clockwise: Green tree python, ball python, king snake, black rat snake, and corn snake.

Please remember to sign up on Patreon for the $5 tier or above any time this month if you’d like to get a jumbo version of one of these slithery friends. They’re also available at the normal 2.5″ size on my Etsy shop.

Lemon

This gorgeous girl is Lemon. Her person gave me a very free hand when painting her, and I have to say, I absolutely love how she turned out! A print of this painting will be displayed at Klub Khrome here in Fredericton as part of a Downtown Fredericton instillation of local artists.