Hen Planter

Delving back into 3d printing, here’s a little hen planter! I had a mighty craving to make a chicken, so I did. This guy is printed very, very small (about 3”) which is why it doesn’t seem super smooth. (You’ll have to trust me that it FEELS very smooth.) I’m running out of space to store larger 3d prints!

I really enjoy making these little 3d models, but I don’t really like collecting too many knick knacks. That’s why I convert them all into planters. (I have… so many plants. So. Many.) But I might paint up a few of these guys and release them as desk pets on Etsy. Would you be interested in seeing any of my 3d designs as regular figures instead of planters?

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New Tutorial: Paint the Rainbow! Painting a White Cat with Vivid Colours in Watercolour

I’ve just published my newest class on Skillshare: Paint the Rainbow! Painting a White Cat with Vivid Colours in Watercolour

This class is all about how to maximize the colour and vibrancy while keeping your subject retaining their bright white appearance. This is a tricky balance to strike, and I hope this tutorial is useful!

As usual, this tutorial is available on my Patreon and Ko-fi accounts for anyone on the Lil Squishy tier and above.

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July Exclusive JUMBO Sticker – Mourning Gecko

Another month means another exclusive JUMBO sticker! This month we have the most charming reptile escape artist, the mourning gecko!

Mourning geckos are really cool, because not only are they one of the few social species of lizards that actually do best when housed in groups, but they’re parthenogenic! That means they can reproduce without males. (Which is really good, because males are almost non-existent in this species.) These little ladies are also really good at regrowing their tails, and they don’t end up with post-shed nubs like most species.

The exclusive 3.5” jumbo sticker is available only for the month of July through my Patreon and Ko-fi pages, or you can purchase it directly on Etsy!

Etsy: https://squidtartsart.etsy.com/ca/listing/1741380946/july-exclusive-jumbo-rainbow-mourning

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/squidtartsart

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SquidTartsArt

Normal 2.5” mourning geckos stickers are available on my website and through Etsy.

Website: https://rainbowpetportraits.ca/product/rainbow-mourning-gecko-vinyl-sticker/

Etsy: https://squidtartsart.etsy.com/ca/listing/1755574345/rainbow-mourning-gecko-vinyl-stickers

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Screm Pins Out Now!

Here it is, the Screm wooden pin series! There’s my classic opossum design plus a new trash panda, void cat, and pacman frog!

These guys are hard to photograph, because the wood grain catches the light. They look more flat and graphic in person. They also have a delightful subtle pine scent! The smell fades over time, but it’s my favourite part of packing wooden pins haha!

Click below to order your pin, or check them out on Etsy!

Screm Space Cat Wooden Pin
Screm Pacman Frog Wooden Pin
Screm Opossum Wooden Pin
Screm Raccoon Wooden Pin

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Screm Pacman Frog

Pacman frogs are such charismatic little guys!

I couldn’t leave these dramatic little blob friends out of the screm pin collection. (I mean, their name literally comes from them having little, round bodies and huge mouths.) I’m not even sure I exaggerated this guy at all… The whole species is pretty much a cartoon character.

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New Pin Design Sneak Peek! Screm Space Kitty

When you scream into the void and the void screams back!

This space kitty’s pose is heavily inspired by my cat, Sparc, at breakfast time. I created this little galaxy kitty to be part of a screm pin collection, which should be available soon.

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June Exclusive JUMBO Sticker – Rainbow Tree Frog!

Another month, another new sticker design! It’s no secret I love frogs and will take any excuse to paint them. I wanted to experiment using black in my rainbow pieces, and I could not imagine a better subject than a rainbow version of a ventrimiculats blue leg frog! These frogs’ natural markings are so stunning that just changing up the colours feels almost like cheating.

This design is available as a jumbo 3.5” vinyl sticker this month only! You can grab one through Patreon, Ko-fi, or Etsy.

Regular 2.5” vinyl stickers are also available on Etsy.

Etsy: https://squidtartsart.etsy.com/…/june-exclusive-jumbo…

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/squidtartsart

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SquidTartsArt

Bonus version before I added the line work!

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3D Printed Seal Coin Bank and Planter

Swinging back to 3D, I was in need of a place to keep spare change, and decided to create a seal coin bank. I just cannot resist their squishy shape! It was pretty tricky to get the hollow shape and twist-off plug with Nomad Sculpt, but it worked out in the end. And of course, once I had the model, I couldn’t resist making a planter version!

I tried a new filament with this planter, and it doesn’t transition between the colours quite as well. I also used resin for the bank seal’s eyes and painted the planter seal’s eyes without adding resin. Which look do you prefer?

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Rainbow Lynx on Wood

It’s time for another rainbow lynx! This lynx is painted on wood using Daniel Smith’s transparent watercolour ground. I wanted to see how the piece would look with a fully coloured background, so I didn’t leave much wood texture shining through. There are some obvious wood knots, and the whole piece has a lovely wooden glow in person that just does not come through in the scan.

Again, I’m experimenting with adding more rendered fur texture and balancing that with looser brush strokes away from the animal’s face. It’s been really fun to take the extra time to draw out the fur, even if I end up covering it up or washing it back to soften it haha. It’s definitely a learning process.

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Shadow Nap Watercolour Cat Painting

I’ve had a ton of fun working on all the rugs lately, but it feels so good to get back to painting! I painted this gorgeous tabby cat to practise with edges and balancing structured fur texture with loose painting. I think I could have pushed the contrast in the body a little more, but I enjoy the fuzziness and didn’t want to risk covering it up too much. Definitely gotta experiment more with fuzzy, out of focus subjects!

This piece is available for sale TODAY at the Capital Art Sale!

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