wildlife art

3d Printed Fox Coaster

One more 3d printed idea I’ve been toying with is coasters. It’s been a real challenge to find the right level of details to show well at this size. The 3d aspect actually obscures the image a bit by casting shadows. I’m also playing with different filament colours to add a bit more interest and contrast. I think I’m on the right track with this guy, but there’s definitely more experimenting to be done!

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New 3D Printed Design – Fox Planter!

Playing around with modelling and 3d printing some more. This is a fox planter I designed for my husband’s birthday. (He really loves foxes.)


I learned so much with this design! It was very tricking figuring out how to render fur without over-rendering it, which is something I struggle with when painting, too. The inks I used for painting the details also applied a bit patchy, so I’ll try a more wet-on-wet painting style next time or use a fully opaque paint. Despite the flaws, I’m very proud of this piece!

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New Planter Design! 3d Printed Rainbow Opossum Planters!

Dipping back into 3d printing, I’m extremely proud of these opossum planters! I used Nomad Sculpt to design them. They’re probably my 5th design in that program, and it’s pretty intuitive! I printed these little guys in rainbow filament, primed the bits I wanted coloured with transparent watercolour ground, and then painted them with India ink. I like how the semi-transparency helps the painted colours feel more integrated and natural.

These two planters will be available at the Capital Art Sale in May!

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New Sticker Pack! Rainbow Hippos!

Here’s a new sticker pack to ring in Spring! And what could be more springy than hippos??
I’m really pleased with how these guys came out. Mid-tone animals without markings are usually really difficult for me to rainbow-ify, but I think this set looks really nice together!

These vinyl stickers are now available on my Etsy and here on my personal website!

Screm Hippo Sticker

With their massive mouths, you know I had to do a scremming hippo design! I was really indecisive on how thick to make the legs on this little guy. In the end, I felt like thinner legs helped the jaw feel bigger, even though it’s a little inconsistent with the other hippos in the sticker pack.

The final sticker pack will be dropping on Monday!

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3D Printed Seal Ornament

This is the first 3d printed design I created myself using this fantastic class by Gesa Pickbrenner on Skillshare.

Of course I had to create a seal ornament haha! I really love how illustrative this type of printing looks. I’m still trying to learn how to print these with a clean face without any little gaps when they’re printed at a smaller size. This piece is experimental and very large. I don’t really like how it looks painted, so I think I’ll stick to more simple, unpainted pieces in this style in the future.

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Swimming Hippo Sticker Video

Here’s my newest sticker design, and my newest tutorial topic: A swimming hippo!
I have the full, real-time tutorial version of this painting available on my Ko-fi and Patreon pages. There’s also a shorter version with less technical knowledge, but an added discussion about how I find inspiration, over on YouTube!

Cutie Hippo Watercolour Sticker

Here’s the first sticker for my next watercolour sticker pack: A hippo being extra cute! You guys know I loooooove pink and yellow together and squishy animals, so this is really just the ideal sticker design for me haha! I’m really pleased with how this came out; it feels very soft and friendly.

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