Behind the scenes, and updates on current projects.
This blog is a place for me to document behind-the-scenes processes and projects. I love web design, animation, illustration and Craft!
Hi everyone, just thought I'd pop in and post a progress update on my current projects!
The Victorian Animals series is very nearly finished, with just the final details on a few paintings to go!
Now that the Victorian Animals series is nearing completion I am looking towards my next project! I have been posting updates on the planning process over on my Patreon, and will hopefully be starting the new series early in 2020.
My Wizard of Oz Illustration Project is now well into the planning stage, I am starting to create more refined character designs and am exploring different looks for the characters in watercolour and coloured pencil.
Here is my first test design in watercolour for the Scarecrow:
On Thursdays I will be doing more work on the concept art and final illustrations for this project over on my Twitch channel! Pop along and say hi!
I made a calendar with twelve of my favourite inktober drawings for 2019! I used the calendar creation at lulu.com, so you can find the listing there. Here is a preview of the layout!
If you like New Zealand native birds, or are a fan of tiny inktober drawings, this might be the 2020 calendar for you!
Finally, on Tuesday I attempted a live stream from the zoo. It was so much fun to hang out there and chat to viewers while drawing animals! However the sound was very distorted so I will be making a few tweaks and hopefully next time it will be easier to hear what I am saying!
I made a time lapse of the process, so if you would like to check that out here is the video:
If you would like to check out the next art stream live, either indoors or the next plein air expedition - please visit my Twitch channel and follow to be notified when I go live!
This year I wasn't going to participate in Inktober, but I changed my mind at almost the last minute!
Every day in October I will be posting one tiny 4cm by 4cm drawing of a native New Zealand bird - my very own tiny Inktober. :D
Here is today's tiny native bird: the Tui!
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This year I am doing thirty-one 4cm by 4cm drawings of native New Zealand birds for Inktober! Today's bird is: the Tui! Music from bensound.com: "Cute" . . . . . #inktober #inktober2019 #tinyinktober #copicmarkers #markerart #blackandwhite #nzart #nzartist #wellingtonart #wellingtonartist #wellingtoncreative #newzealandart #newzealand #nzconservation #nzbirdlife #birdsofnewzealand #nzbirds #nzwildlife #naturelovers
I'll be back soon with another update, in the meantime Happy Inktober everyone!
I have started a new oil painting, Mr Tuatara. This is the last painting in my Victorian Animals series and is currently at the underpainting stage. The photo above is a work in progress snapshot. You can see me painting this live on my Twitch channel:
As I am coming to the end of my Victorian Animals series, I have started preparing for another illustration project. Every Thursday on my Twitch channel after a drawing warmup and sketches, Little Squibble reads chapters from the Wizard of Oz aloud while I draw along.
I am hoping to refine these very rough drawings and create finished illustrations for each chapter. The finished illustrations will eventually be combined into a childrens' picture book or perhaps a graphic novel.
I have also recently moved everything related to the stream to a different computer. The move has made everything much easier! I am just ironing out a few glitches with the new setup, and then I will be doing my very first charity stream. I will be raising money for Project Puffin, so stay tuned for further information!
Over the last month or so I have been very busy, so I did not get out and about as much as I would like! However you can find the two most recent vlogs on my YouTube channel here, and I have recently uploaded a couple of time lapse videos!
I have also recently purchased a small external microphone that plugs into my phone for mobile blogging! Hopefully this will make a difference to my voiceovers and will make it easier for me to narrate videos on the go!
I am also updating my Patreon every week with new unique art, behind-the scenes updates, as well as art prints mailed out monthly to subscribers at the highest tier level! There are so many exciting things happening over the next couple of months I can't wait to get started!
Just a quick update to let you know that this week I am running a 'Nuthin' But Puffins' charity event on my Twitch channel!
All proceeds from the stream are going to Project Puffin to help with their conservation and research.
To read more about the charity streams please visit: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/squibble-designs-puffin-week-raising-funds
If you would like to simply donate to Project Puffin you can do so on their site: https://projectpuffin.audubon.org/get-involved/donate-project-puffin You can even 'adopt' a puffin!
I will be doing nothing but drawing and painting puffins all week, and the main art piece will be a puffin oil painting. This piece will be auctioned after the charity event is over, with all of those proceeds also going to Project Puffin also.
I will also be donating one dolar from every Twitch sub and re-sub during this week to the cause, so please pop on over to my Twitch channel and follow if you would like to get stream notifications when I go live!