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November Stick Pack – Seals

It’s been a hectic week with even more hectic weeks ahead, and drawing these blobby friends was such a relief! They were just what I needed to relax. I hope these little water sausages can bring you some smiles, too.

If you’d like some of these guys in a 3.5″ jumbo size and the painted sticker with shiny foil embellishments, be sure to join my Patreon any time this month. They’ll also be available on my Etsy shop at the standard 2.5″ size shortly.

From top left going clockwise: Harbor seal, harp seal, leopard seal, ringed seal, and ribbon seal.

PBT Portrait

Nothing super deep about this one. I wanted to practice painting white, and then I was playing with blooms in the background. I wonder if white animals would be better without the outlines. They seem to flatten the image a lot, but I still enjoy the marks and structure. Guess it’s something to keep poking at to see what sticks.

October Sticker Pack – Hamsters

Hamsters won popular vote on my Patreon to become our sticker pack for this month! I hope you all enjoy adorable little fuzzballs! They were very fun and very challenging to cartoonize.

If you’re interested in getting exclusive 4.5″ copies of any of these designs, plus the rainbow design embellished with holofoil, please be sure to sign up for my Patreon any time this month. The smaller 3.5″ stickers are already available in my shop under the Stickers tab for all your hamster sticker needs. <3

September Sticker Pack

To absolutely no one’s surprise, I had an absolute blast drawing kitties in clothes. So I ended up with an extra sticker design this month! The two orange tabbies are based on my kitties, Scuzzy and Sparc. (Which miiiiight be why they’re the only two kitties being super sassy.) 

Anywho, because there’s an extra kitty design, anyone who gets physical rewards on my Patreon this month will get an extra, jumbo kitty of their choosing (unless you’re an Uber, in which case you’ll just get them all. :P).

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.

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.