What a lovely convention! I was honestly surprised how nice it was. I mean, I didn't really do anything except for work in the Dealer's Den and then go to Closing Ceremonies. Oops! But despite that, I had a wonderful time. This con was a breath of fresh air for me after only having gone to FWA for the past few years. FWA is so huge and seems to be mainly a "party con", whereas Fangcon reminded me of the first Megaplex I went to years ago: small and everyone was willing to talk to everyone. It really felt like being among a bunch of friends. I don't know if that is just a side effect of being a smaller con, or if it had to do with the different kind of people who attended this one. The crowd was a lot older than the crowd at FWA usually is; I think I only saw maybe three underage badges the entire con! Everyone was also so incredibly polite! Most people I meet at furcons are polite, but the people at this con were some of the most polite I had met at any con.
Now, unfortunately I didn't take a single picture at the convention. Boo.... But I did get to go to the Birmingham Zoo the day after the convention and took a ton of pictures there! A big thanks to the zoo and to Fangcon for the free tickets!
Some of my Favorite Badges from the Con
I have to thank everyone who commissioned me both at the con and for take-home work! You all are amazing people and so creative with your concepts and character designs. I'm going to be busy for awhile thanks to you all! Everyone who got a take-home commission has been contacted, so if you still haven't heard from me, email me ASAP!
Like I said, I am going to be busy for awhile with the take-home commissions! I also have an art show coming up that I need to do some paintings for! I've never done an actual art show before, nor have I sold my paintings, so I am super excited-nervous! It's going to be a busy next month for me! If you're in the Rome, GA area on November 11, come check out my art (and maybe buy something) at the Artist Expo!
An early round-up this week! I'll have a real blog post tomorrow, so be sure to follow me so you don't miss it!
Here and here are links to the last two round-ups!
I tried something new at the start of this week: greyscale shading! I figured this would be similar to working in inks, but honestly I just wanted to give them a bit more depth! Later in the week was prep for Fangcon, so I had some doodles and commission work insead! I'll include the rest of this week in next week's round up because I'll be busy at Fangcon and won't be able to post!
If you missed last week's round-up, you can check that out here.
It's been a strange inktober. I've been using it as an excuse to work more on a bunch of unfinished sketches that I hope to turn into merchandise. I felt inspired to do this little "cheat" after I used many of last year's inktober pieces for merchandise in my Redbubble shop. Look for some of these in the coming months!
This was really the start of using backgrounds; even if they are mostly solid black! I started with the sphere behind the dragon, and although I failed at maintaining perfect lines, I still liked the concept. Unfortunately there is no undo button with traditional media! After the dragon, I got on a minor horror kick with the terrifying Vashta Nerada from Doctor Who and a zombie horse! I'm just loving using pointillism to create spooky textures.
I'm starting to get into the swing of doing these, finally! I've grown much more confident with the styles I have been using, and even trying out new techniques that I hope to carry over into my larger works. One of the other big changes that I made was using a better camera to take photos of my doodles. I'll scan them all in at the end of the month, but for now they are fodder for my teenage-like obsession with the "Instragram filter"!
As always, click on the images to see them larger!