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Hi all!

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!

@blua_floroj Thank you! This is the friendliest place I've been so far. I'm so happy to be here. 💜

@squidtarts hi squid nice to meet you. I'm alwayss looking for new watercolour artists so I'm looking forward to your art (:

@mopani Hi Mopani, it's nice to meet you, too. Thank you! I've only been using watercolour for about two years, so I'm still learning. It's such a fun medium, though.

@squidtarts same here. u started art again 2017/2018 and I'm also learning both watercolour and procreate.

@mopani I use procreate, too! It's my sticker designing software of choice. Plus it's really quick to do colour mock-ups for paintings. By far the most intuitive software I've found yet.

@squidtarts

Welcome!

Love the work.

(How did that bird sneak its way into the gallery?)

@Algot Thank you!
The seagull heard there would be treats for posing for the camera. :P

@squidtarts Allow me to officially welcome you to Mastodon now! Hello! 😋

I hope you'll enjoy it here. Love your work as always<3

@pineaura Haha, glad it's all official now! 🐙
Thank you! I'm honestly loving it so far. Just gotta go follow some people and drop some comments.

@darckcrystale Thank you! I'm so, so glad to be here. Everyone is so welcoming. 💜

@zack Thank you! The ref photo was really beautiful which definitely made it easier.

@squidtarts they are beautiful (the bird is my favourite) 👍🏻 but why #mecfs? Isn't that an illness?

@JS Thank you! Yes, I have lupus and mecfs. I thought it would be good to include those tags in my intro post since I'll probably mention being sick sometimes.

@squidtarts oh, Lupus is an illness, too. I just thought it referred to the latin word for wolf.
I found your post when searching for meawareneshour, an Initiative on Twitter (yes the evil one 🙃) to raise awareness for ME and CFS by getting into trends. Mainly in German but also English. (19:00 CET/12pm PST, seems to have originated in Europe)
I thought about (re?) starting on here

@JS Oh, yeah, I could see that being confusing! I haven't seen a "lupus the illness" type tag, but I paint wolves sometimes, too, so I have both bases covered. :P
I'm very new to mastodon, so idk how well it would circulate, but an ME awareness event sounds really good! Especially with long-Covid in the news, now is a good time to get people pushing for research funding.

@squidtarts Im new, too, but as long as its Not against the rules of the instance: why not?

@squidtarts Oh my goodness, I'm glad I checked your profile. This is some lovely work.

@wetdryvac Thank you! I'd like to try your inversion method some time soon. It's such a cool idea that I haven't seen done before.

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