Today I left the house only once to go to the store. And I picked up a new member to my synthesizer family on my way back, as I am selling my old TR61. I hope it gets a new and lovely home. At last I can breathe, stretch out and just relax before heading out into a new storm. We all deserve as little break from production from time to time, in order to not exhaust ourselves completely. I have been in complete coma mode after a weekend of selling my art at Norway's greatest cosplay convention, Desucon.
(My second day at desucon! I had some time and evergy to do makeup and be a bit extra fab)
(The green figure on the left I bought from BeastVoodoo, whom is amazing and super talented in making these little creatures <3 The plushie to the right was a present from my friend <3 <3 Thank you so much <3 )
That being said, this convention weekend was truly amazing! It went beyond anything I could ever imagine, and my art was so well received. I am completely moved and in a slight shock that I got so many sales! (Hence I could afford a "new" synth before having sold my old one)
I learned a lot while just observing and talking to people. Seeing what sold the most and what did not sell too well. I also finished up three drawings, and sold two of them. One was a commission and the others just for fun :) Drawing commissions on a short time limit was also completely new for me, and really fun too! I felt I got to push myself a bit more again. And I will continue to push forwards, experiment and evolve for as long as I am physically able. It is my driving force to keep on breathing.
(My awesomesauce neko-maid Anne-Line! She's taken so try anything funny and she will dropkick you while you sleep, while her mighty viking boyfriend will laugh at you! I'll probably laugh at you too :P )
(some images of my artstand! I was quite happy with it after spending a few hours setting it up, though I had to constantly change it as my original pieces got sold)
(My commission piece of Ruby from RWBY. The customer loved it <3)
(My first attempt at drawing Junkrat from Overwatch. Was really happy with this one!)
This is the second time I have had an artstand at a convention, and this time it was at Desucon in Lillestrøm which is really awesome! I have been there a few times before, but having an artstand was a completely new way to experience it. I met so many wonderful people, and I got to do one of my favorite past times, people watching <3 When so many people are in so many wonderful cosplays, you can't help but becoming completely enchanted by it all and inspired. I was also super stoked to see the amazing DeadSushi Cosplay win the cosplay competition (check out her stuff at https://www.instagram.com/deadsushii/ you go gurl!<3)
I also got to DJ some music during the quiz at Kaplah, an after con convention for the older convention goers. Did a nice set of mostly 90's Jrock and Jpop <3
(drawing, drawing, drawing... )
I hope to continue my unfinished cosplay projects this summer for Worldcon in Finland, so I will not be painting as much now, just to have some mind space for other creative projects. I will be doing something on a daily basis as usual though, like sketching etc. Even if you take a break, it's good to just do a little bit to keep the flow running.
I do have some large painting projects coming up though, and I recently ordered some really crazy pigments which I will talk about at a later time. (the pinkest pink and the blackest black. Stay tuned on how it goes).
Oh and for those who were expecting streaming this weekend from me, I am so sorry I did not do any! I did take some small video footage with my phone, that I hope I can somehow edit together into something. (Video editing is really new to me, so some help there please!)
And all cred to my dear, dear friend Sarah whom is the producer of Desucon! People have a tendency to complain about this con(*shakes fist at those people*), but this year for my part it went like clockwork! Absolutely solid convention, really nice crew and just an overall great vibe. Excellent layout of the artstand area as well <3 I'm proud of you <3
(being silly on day one!)
(Being oh so goffed up and and stuff on day two, though day three I was dead-ish)
Again thank you all for an amazing weekend and last but definitely not least, thank you a million times to my dearest shop maid Anne-Line whom got all fab dressed and sat with me like a trooper through the convention! You rock! <3
I feel really good about this. It feels like a fire has been rekindled and I now have the means to continue pushing this even further. I'll be enjoying this for as long as it should last, for tomorrow it may all be gone. Thank you all <3
(My new toy, the Novation Ultranova! So much fun and an overall excellent synthesizer! Got this used for a great price as a little treat for myself, and a replacement for my old one that I'm selling.)