Don’t worry guys, I wasn’t abducted by aliens or anything… I was just too boring of a specimen to study.
Anywhoo, my trackpad for my laptop was wonky as all get-out, and I couldn’t draw anything or even move it around without it spazzing out and clicking on random things. (I apologize for massive amounts of downvotes I gave on Reddit. It was the trackpad!) Booking an appointment at the Apple Store was hell since everyone and their new iPhones clogged up the queue. Oi.
Now, I may not have a full inventory again, but I’ll be at Anime North Halloween, selling buttons and prints and moving some old plushies. Plus, I gotta catch up on drawing Pokemon chibis and that free commission I owe ZeekayArt. Awayyyyy I go!
Yikes, what a difference a year makes.
Last year I shared a pro table with SamAndFamProductions so business was very…busy. This year Ovi and I split a standard table…and were stuck in the back corner. Ouch, it was like being sent to no-man’s-land.
No need to worry! I still made above breaking-even, but overall earnings were down.
Print sales were tepid at first, but the moment I cut the price in half to $5 they started selling like hotcakes! However, this presents a bit of a “high risk” since my usual price-per-page is around $1.30.
Therefore, I am issuing a challenge to all my followers/fellow artists:
If you know a good printing place (preferably in the Vaughan area or Downtown Toronto core) with a low price-per-page for 11x17 glossy (not cardstock. The kind of glossy stock that’s consistent with poster paper), let me know! The person who finds the place with the lowest price-per-page will get a free (safe-for-work) print commission. You can even request an OC/Fancharacter or a huge group!
Until then, I’ll be working on some more LoL & Pokemon buttons. I’ll see you at Unplugged Expo!
In the meantime, have some sketch commissions I did at FE:
P.S. In a completely unrelated-to-Artist-Alley note, that Nathan Fillion is the most charming sonuvabitch ever.
…I asked one of the guys at Riot’s booth if any of the artists/character designers were there because I had a question.
Y’see, I have a Kog’Maw sketch sitting around without colour because I don’t know if he’s supposed to be pinkish like the splash art, or silver like the model.
They called over one of the artists and said even though his work on Kog was minimal, go with silver. The pinkish hue is probably the lighting reflecting on him. Also that if anyone nitpicks just tell ‘em Riot said so.
I don’t know why I bring this up. I’m tired and mildly insane from being so tired.
…So, um, see y’all at A30 in the Artist Alley tomorrow!
Do you know the old saying, “measure twice, cut once?”
Guess what I didn’t heed when I cut the PVC pipes for my print display?
One of the pipes on the side was too short to connect it into the base on the table. Thankfully I have a bit of piping left to cut to the right size tomorrow and can finally display the rest of my vertical-hanging prints, whew!
Sadly I’m still Ovi-less until Saturday and Sunday, so feel free to come on down to A30 in the artist alley and request a “pay what you wanna pay” commission! It will keep me busy. Then stop at the table next to me and pay 50 cents for a “six-second” drawing of your favourite Pokemon. The entertainment is worth the price of admission there!
Finished up a commish of the requester sitting on Groot’s shoulder, but my phone with the photo of the pic is charging downstairs and I’m lazy.
See you all tomorrow, then! =)
Aaaaand with that, buttons are restocked and ready to go for FanExpo!
…I’ll sort them into their correct boxes tomorrow. I’m too sleepy now.
(Once again, Ovi and I will be at Artist Alley space A30! Lookit the map below for reference!)
Come one, come all! This Thursday to Sunday, Ovi and I will be at the Toronto FanExpo! We’re super close to the entrance so we’re easy to find, and we’ve got a ton of new goofy prints featuring some of this year’s guests, perfect for getting signed!
I will also be taking commissions throughout the con to keep me busy (and when I’m bored, I tend to torment Ovi. Please, think of Ovi). Commissions will be “pay what you want” (but please, nothing under a dollar), and will be done with pencil crayon on a thick cardboard-like stock…that I’m terrible at cutting. Here’s what things’ll look like:
You generous donations will help me with my Funko Pop addiction. See you there!
The print shop’s printer is on the fritz. Leaving a blank mark around 1/4 from the top on the left of each pic.
They said they’ll call me up once it’s fixed and the prints are ready.
I feel like I have nothing to do right now.
I finished this last night, but it was wayyyyy too late to post coherently, so here’s the final print for FanExpo!
…I…don’t know what I was getting across with this picture. Rule of Cool, I guess. Here’s the RedBubble link, anyway.
Wellp, time for printing and inventory! See ya real soon! I’ll have a masterpost with map location and such in a bit. For now, I’ll just mention Ovi and I are at A30, and he just finished up a kick-ass Teemo print that you guys need to see to believe!
I have time.
I can get this done by Monday.
…and it may be the wackiest fucking print I have ever made.
That’s really saying something.
WOOHOO! I met my FanExpo goal! Ten new prints will be unveiled there!
(Maybe eleven. I have the weekend to try new stuff before the print shop opens on Monday, but my goal is met. Anything else is bonus.)
As always, here’s the RedBubble link!