January 11, 2016

Much Ado About Conventions

Now that the new year is passed, I've already jumped into the convention mindset.

For those of you who have been here a while, you know that I do a lot of Artist Alley stuff, well, this year that's kind of changing. DON'T BE AFRAID!

I'm actually taking this year "off" from my usual conventions, and actually visiting them for once - you know, getting reacquainted with the customer base, see what's happening at shows, and probably giving some panels in between. I do this every handful of years for a couple of reasons:

A.) I can have a small "vacation", but still get to enjoy the shows (and I usually end up helping friends while I'm out there)

B.) Redo parts of the booth - come back refreshed and ready to go the next season!

So this year you'll be seeing me walk around shows a lot more. I'm planning on making costumes for both Dave (Aris)  and I to wear together at shows, now that I'm not connected to a booth for 2/3rds of the day.

The next "convention" coming up is one called "Washi Con" (https://www.facebook.com/washicon), and it's only for one day - January 23. It's a local-ish show for me, so instead of doing the artist alley thing, I chose to go and visit, give them some attendees (and probably buy some art, knowing me :P).

I'm still deciding what we're going to wear (No, we're not bringing armor this time. IT'S COLD OUTSIDE OMG, and it makes the armor sound crackly when we put it on.), we've got some nice closet-cosplay ideas that should be fun. I'll keep you updated! :)

January 4, 2016

Happy New 2016! Have some Art.

I hope everybody had a happy new year and a lovely holiday season!

For most of us, today is the day we return to work, probably half asleep carrying our coffees & pop hoping we stay awake! Or maybe that's just me?

As we've all got our resolutions, I'm attempting to get better with my tablet. My tablet and I have been on a tumultuous relationship as you see, I had to get a cintiq because I am Old and had severe difficulties with the tablet disconnect. Then, I was so used to using Traditional Media, that drawing on a tablet feels so slippery, and on top of that, sometimes digital work seems like "cheating". Mostly because I'm used to having to layer and layer and have "no takebacks" in the land of art. That CTRL+Z is still weird feeling to me.

ANYWAY, where was I? Oh right. Resolutions. I'm working on new comics (and discovered that using the tablet stylus is much better for my hand than hours and hours of inking and coloring IRL) and artworks, and frankly I am going to need to use this tablet.

So here! Have a new picture of me for the new year I kind of doodled up to kick of my "let's get the hang of this thing because it drives me crazy I can't do it" tablet work!

I'm working on the hair color. :P