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

A Helpful Reader

Hello Lovelies,

A kind reader with a carful eye pointed out a text error to me a week ago. I was surprised, but grateful to have it brought to my attention. As a precaution, I asked my editor to review the comic pages again, and lo and behold there were a few more whoopsies. I have fixed them. Thank God for editors.

The next update will be on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Hugs,

Tieback

Chapter Three Good for Launch

Hello Lovelies,

I got the second round of edits back from the editor, and I’m happy to say, we are good for launch! I’ve started painting the first pages in chapter three, and while I won’t give away any spoilers, I will say that page 57 and 58 are extra special.

The new art archival box and acid free tissue paper arrived in the mail. But silly me, it looks like I should have ordered a second pack of acid free tissue. I use the tissue to separate the original pages from one another, and this protects the artwork from discoloring over time.

The next page will be uploaded in two weeks on Tuesday, December 19th.

Hugs,
Tieback

First Box Filled

Hello Lovelies,

Just sent the revised version of chapter three off to the editor. The first round of feedback was very helpfulI. I can’t wait to see how version 2.0 is received!

Also, I just completely filled an art archival box with completed pages. Dang! So many pages! In order to accommodate future pages, I hopped over to my favorite art supply web-store, Jerry’s Artarama, and bought a new art storage box and some acid free tissue paper.

The next page will be uploaded Tuesday, December 5th.

Hugs,

Tieback

Chapter Three Coming Soon

Hi Lovelies,

Hope you enjoy page 50! Wow, can you believe we hit 50 pages? Also, we are coming towards the end of chapter two. There will be five more pages, and then we’ll be in chapter 3!

Currently, I’m in the process of finalizing the story board for chapter 3 with my editor. I love how it’s progressing, and I’m excited to start sharing it will all of you.

The next page will be uploaded in two weeks on Tuesday, November 21st.

Hugs,

Tieback

Happy Halloween 2017!

Happy Halloween Lovelies!

As implied last update, I’m revealing both my Halloween costume and Hogwarts House. Yep, I’m a Ravenclaw!

The next update will be in a week on Tuesday, November 7th.

Hugs,
Tieback

Funny Squirrels

Good Morning Lovelies 🙂

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for there supportive comments last week. I greatly appreciate them! Thank you.

Second, this is a five Tuesday month, and you know what that means… Yep! A bonus page upload! The next update will be Tuesday, October 17th. The bonus page upload will be on Tuesday, October 31st, aka the best holiday ever, aka Halloween! 😉

And lastly, I thought it would be a good time to share a laugh, and what better way then watching a funny pet video. So enjoy the funny adorableness…

Hugs,

Tieback