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!
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!
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!
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!
I just realised I have been so busy that I have not updated the blog for a little while. Even though I have been updating social media, streaming, posting videos to Youtube and updating my Patreon - I don't want to neglect my blog in the process! Here's what I've been up to these last few weeks: