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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

Find all my pins here on Etsy!

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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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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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May Exclusive Jumbo Sticker – Rainbow Lynx!

Another month means another sticker! I’m trying something new this month by releasing jumbo stickers as a limited time item on Etsy, so now you don’t have to subscribe to my Patreon or Ko-fi accounts to get one. Hopefully that’ll make collecting jumbo stickers a little easier for some people. The regular sized (2.5”) stickers will still be available as usual.

Canadian lynxes are my all time favourite wild cats! Their dramatic ear tufts, huge feet, and little nub tail are all just too cute for words. I tried to really maximize the rainbow on this cutie, because it’s a stand-alone sticker. I think it turned out really cutely!

Etsy link: https://squidtartsart.etsy.com/ca/listing/1709793488/may-exclusive-jumbo-rainbow-lynx-vinyl

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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!

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