Monday, August 13, 2012

Long Time, No See

OH. MY. GOD!!!

It's been forever. Ten months to be exact. It has been NONSTOP this year, what with moving, getting a new job,  freelance projects,  etc. Free time seems to rarely exist for me now, causing my personal projects to constantly be put on the back burner. Even now things are crazy, but I still managed to make time for convention preparation. (Sleep being the main sacrifice.) GenCon Indy's this week, and I'm ready for it.

I'll be selling prints again, 13 x 19 in as well as some 8.5 x 11in. I'm also going to be selling mini $5 Sketchbooks for the first time. I'll see how well that goes this year. If they sell successfully then I'll try to make this a regular thing for conventions. Either way, it gets me sketching again, so that's always good.
Some samples from the book:

I have two new original prints I'll be selling, I wanted this to be a larger number but alas time escaped me. No new fan art prints this year. I've learned from the last con original prints seemed to gather more interest than the fanart ones, so I didn't bother with it again. Here are the original prints:

And here's the ones I wanted to sell but felt too rushed and/or unfinished. (maybe next con!)

Oh yes, I should mention I also attended Wondercon earlier this year in March. I never made any post about it because, one it was in the middle of my moving/getting a new job, and two, there was nothing new to really post. A lot of the stuff I sold was from last year, and a lot (if not all ) the new original pieces you're seeing were actually meant for Wondercon. I'll confess my heart wasn't really there since I didn't feel properly prepared, and I was too disappointed in myself for not meeting my own deadlines. If I had known my free time wouldn't be as available as it once was, I honestly wouldn't have gone. However I did meet some nice artists who sat beside me. Ethan Nicolle who is the creator of Axe Cop and Paul Horn, the creator of Cool Jerk. Very nice tablemates, and Paul was even kind enough to give a free Cool Jerk comic. Very hilarious stuff! :) Sitting next to them got me thinking a bit of my own possible webcomic. Gotta finish a story first, lol.

Alright enough whining, here's some more art!

Some of the freelance Projects I worked on:

Done for one of my friend's who's getting married soon. :)

Some commissions from Wondercon I managed to snapshot:

One of the few things I finished for Wondercon. Yay for original characters.

There we go. I really hope my next update won't be close to a year later. I think I'll need to learn to say no to some projects, not to mention manage my time better than I have. I wish I can do it all, but I've learned a hard lesson that time is very much limited.