I'm Squid (they/them), a Canadian artist specializing in watercolour and india ink. I paint mostly pet portraits and wildlife art in a rainbow style. I run a sticker and print shop on Etsy and love noodling new, cartoony designs. Cats and reptiles are my jam!
I've been getting into rug tufting lately. I bought a tufting gun and built a frame last month, and this is my second attempt at tufting. This little fox is a gift for my partner. It's 30" wide and backed with fleece (I have a lot on hand). I attached some D-rings on the back to make it a wall hanging, and I'm very pleased with how it came out! It was incredibly fun, and surprisingly relaxing, to create.
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.)
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).
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!
Our painted sticker is a Nubian goat with 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
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.
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.
Here's my sticker pack for July as voted for by my Patrons on Patreon! Snake species listed in the image descriptions.
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 holofoil version of one of these slithery friends. They're also available at the normal 2.5" size on my Etsy shop.
You all know how much I LOVE rosy maple moths. Besides having the absolute best colour scheme, they're also super fuzzy AND are native here in NB. Alas, they're not fans of urban areas, so I haven't encountered any in person. Some day!
This piece was a style experiment. I wanted to try painting my sticker style with watercolour and really maximize the soft look. This experiment was inspired by Vena Carr's work.
#bug #moth #rosymaplemoth #watercolor #TraditionalArt
Sorry for the late post this week. We've been having a heatwave. Not great for someone who can't thermoregulate. :P
Here's the second portrait of this lovely, tabby boy! I'm especially pleased with this one. It took quite a while to get the shadows dark enough, but it was worth the struggle.
Got my first covid vaccine today. No one was really sure how my autoimmune diseases would react, but nothing too bad so far. Arm is a little swollen and sore, nausea, mild tiredness, dizziness, and increased thirst. Was honestly expecting to be bed bound for a week or more, but it's looking pretty good right now.
Canadian pet portrait and animal artist
Spoonie life (lupus, me/cfs)
Hella gay 🌈
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