Happy 4th of July

Timid-Lion-Marketing-StickerHey Hey! Welcome back to the blog. Tomorrow is the 4th of July here in the US and it should be a fun holiday weekend ahead. Luckily for us, our sales have started to pick back up. Etsy went dormant for a bit and caricature gig season came to an end with the school year. However, we have started to see a pickup in sales and booked a few gigs.

My hope is to start taking a little more time with these blog posts and talking about meaningful things to art and the creative process. It will also be nice to discuss the business side of things and the link between creativity and depression/anxiety. Look for more robust posts soon.

In the meantime, if you are in the St. Louis area, feel free to come hang out with me Friday night at Pieces STL. You know Pieces, the local board game bar and grill. We always have a good time so come out and get a free caricature!

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Caricatures of the Week #9

Hey Hey! Welcome back to the Timid Lion Blog. Just a quick post this week. Here are some the best caricatures from the past week, these mostly come from PiecesSTL. If you are looking for a caricature of your own, check out our Etsy shop! You can also use the Shop link above!

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The Secret of Clean Socks!

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“The Secret of Clean Socks” – ©2019 Timid Lion/Chris Grant

Hey Hey! Welcome back to the Timid Lion Blog. In the coming weeks, I will share more about my upcoming book release. It is tentatively named “The Secret of Clean Socks“. This book will be available for purchase, although I am still exploring options on that front. I’m very excited to release this one. I’ve worked on a few dozen children’s books but this will be my first solo effort. Above is a sneak peak at the working cover design. This is probably pretty close to the finished piece. Stay tuned for details on how to purchase your own copy!

Black and White Caricatures are Back!

Hey Hey! Happy Monday, hopefully everyone had a great weekend. We just realized that our black and white caricature option was listed as sold out on our Etsy store. We apologize for the inconvenience. That being said, we are back in business. If you were looking to make a purchase, head on over and grab one! Our 10% off code for Father’s Day is still in use until June 30th, make sure you take advantage!

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Next Project!

Hey Hey and welcome back. It’s been hard trying to get back into the swing of things. I got a little too wrapped up in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. My big goal moving forward is to quit lingering on projects forever and ever. There is this urge to make things “perfect” and that just doesn’t exist. I’ve been working on my first solo children’s book for over two years. Imagine how much work I could have accomplished in that time had I put forth my best effort and let it go. I’m incredibly happy with this book but creating is the goal. With my mind, I feel I need to get these projects out of my head or they will linger and drive me nuts. Soon, I will release info on how to purchase a copy of my book, “The Secret of Clean Socks”. Stay tuned for that. In the mean time, here is a sketch for my next project. This is an illustration spread for a library. It should be a lot of fun and I can already see things in my head, which is generally a good sign. Until next time, get out there and create something cool today 😀

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“Untitled” – ©2019 – Library Illustration Spread

Grab A Custom Caricature!

Hey Hey! Welcome back to the Timid Lion Blog. Recently, we have seen an increase in our Etsy sales and we are closing in on 300 total sales. We would love to cross that threshold and keep moving up! If you are looking for a custom gift, feel free to check out our store. Not only do we create custom caricatures, we are open for custom commissioned illustrations as well. If you have any questions, feel free to let us know. Send us a ROAR! and we will roar back!

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