Flying Home :)

Good Morning Lovelies!

This morning, I’m spending some time in the sky flying home to help family. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I fly, I always start daydreaming about flying with wings or on a broomstick. Flight ability is one of my top supper power choices!

Next update, I will be uploading a special video in dedication to my relative that passed. I’m excited to show it to you guys. I think you will like it! 🙂

The next update will be on Tuesday, May 29th.

Hugs,

Tieback

On a Personal Note…

Hello Lovelies!

I have something personal I’d like to share with you. Several months ago, a close relative passed. This relative was a well established watercolor artist and just a really cool women in general. She helped me learn and grow a great deal an artist.

After she passed, her light box was given to me as a gift. This was a piece of equipment that I’ve been saving for, for quite a while. And while I was very grateful and excited to finally have a light box, it was still difficult for me to use it.

Since the passing of this relative, I’ve been “burning” through my comic’s buffer without drawing any new pages. But last week, I finally made a new page, and I used the light box for the first time. I made page 66, which will be posted at the end of this month. This page will be dedicated to the memory of my relative. Thanks for letting me share with you.

This month is a five Tuesday month, so you will get a bonus page upload on the 29th. The next page update will be on Tuesday, May 15th.

Hugs,

Tieback

Plot Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!

I just love drawing this crow! Hope he brings as much joy to you as he does to me. 😉

Some of you may recall me mentioning this before. As of right now, The Archer and the Squirrel’s plot is incomplete. When I started this comic, I had a fully developed plot. However, by the time I was halfway done drawing chapter one, I decided the story needed to go differently. Since then, I’ve been rewriting the story. Now the story has eight finalized chapters, but I can tell it still will have quite a few chapters after that. As I work on the plot, I find inspiration from various sources. I wanted to share with you a song, that I’ve been finding particularly inspirational at this time. Enjoy 🙂

Public Live Stream

Hello Lovelies,

Just a heads I’ll be doing a public live stream tomorrow, Tuesday at 5pm MST. You can view the live stream on my Youtube channel: Tieback Comics. Hope you see you there. Youtube instant messenger will be active if you’d like to say hi.

The next update will be April, Tuesday 17th.

Hugs,
Tieback

Live Stream Artwork

Hello Lovelies!

Here is the illustration that was made last week during our first live stream. I’m really happy with how it turned out! The sketching and painting part is complete, but it still needs to be inked. I’ll be inking it tonight at 6pm MST during a second live stream. This live stream will also be a Patreon only event.

The recording of last week’s live stream has been edited and posted on youtube. I split the recording into two parts: Sketching Part 1/3 & Painting Part 2/3. Below is Part 1/3. You can view Part 2/3 on my Youtube channel: Tieback Comics

Hope to see you at tonight’s stream!

The next page will be posted in two weeks on Tuesday, April 3ed.

Hugs,
Tieback

Live Stream

Hello Lovelies,

I have great news! I now have all the wires and do-dads properly set up to host an illustrating live stream! And for the first stream, I’m holding a special Patreon invite only event next week! So, if you’re not yet a Patreon, there is still time to join in. To check out The Archer and the Squirrel’s Patreon Page click HERE. On Patreon, there is a survey to pick the exact date and time of the stream. That pole closes Sunday night, 3/11/18, so cast your votes now!

In other news, I’ve been working with my editor on the comic’s plot. Since I first started this comic, almost two years ago, the story has developed and grown considerably. Seriously, the current version looks nothing like the original, and I promise that’s a good thing XD. As of now, I have chapter four and five ironed out. It also became necessary to create World Maps and a World History for the comic, and that has been completed as well. I am so excited with the new direction that the story is taking, I can’t wait to share it with all of you! As always, thank you for the love and support!

The next update will be Tuesday, March 20th.

Hugs,
Tieback

Camera Rig

Hello Lovelies,

The Overhead Camera Rig is finished and we are one step closer to doing livestreams! This build took about 6 hours and cost $32 to make. I started out by researching DIY overhead camera rig designs, and seeing how they were built. I came across one design that I liked, but after building it, I realized that it wasn’t going to work for the set up I wanted.

So it was back to the drawing board, literally. I started sketching out my own rig designs until I came up with the one you see now. I designed the rig to be adjustable and work well with the specific zoom features of the camcorder. I’m very happy with how it turned out, especially since I’ve never worked with pvc pipe before.

At this point, I need to invest in a couple of clip on lamps, and an extension cable for the camcorder. Time to start hunting for some deals!

Till next time,

Hugs!

Tieback

SmackJeeves Spotlight & Test Video

Hello Lovelies,

I’m excited to share that The Archer and the Squirrel was spotlighted on SmackJeeves this week! If you haven’t visited SmackJeeves, it’s worth a look. There are some great comics on there.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I recently invested in a camcorder and video editing software so I can do lifestreams and film speed painting videos in the future. I wanted to practice using these new tools, so I made short video. In the video’s credits, I give a shout out to Patreons because their support made these purchases possible. Hope you enjoy the video!

The next update will be Tuesday, February 20th.

Hugs, Tieback

Camcorder

Hello Lovelies,

Oh my Goodness! We got through Chapter Two! Can you believe it? Hope you’re ready for Chapter Three, cuz it’s coming at you next! Also, this is a five Tuesday month, and you know what that means… Yep! A bonus page!

Also, I recently bought a Canon VIXIA HF R800 camcorder! I’ll be using this baby in the future to make speed painting videos and lifestreams. Some of this content will be made public, and some will only be for Patreons.

Your extra page will be posted on Tuesday, January 30th.

Hugs,
Tieback

$5 Patreon Goodies!

Hello Lovelies,

I ordered another pack of acid free tissue paper for storage purposes. In addition to using the tissue to protect the original comic pages, I also use it to store the character design sheets and other miscellaneous artwork. If you’d like access to these exclusive comic goodies, they are viewable to all $5 Patreons. Every month two new artworks are added.

The next update will be on Tuesday, January 16th.

Hugs,

Tieback