Thursday, June 30, 2011

Snape VS Link

Oh the Harry Potter love continues with Snape, one of my two favorite characters in the HP series, (Moody is my other one!) And this little guy was actually a commission at Anime North. I wasn't really feeling well the night that I had to do this commission, so my friend Kayla (who has her own website RococoNeko) did the drawing of Snape for me. I really wasn't able to think straight that night and I'm thankful she helped me out! I'm still unsure if I should do more, but I'd probably do more by demand. And yes this Snape has a hooked nose, but I added it only when the customer came by and bought it, and unfortunately this picture was take way before that. 

This Link is no longer in my possession! It's was given to a good friend's Fiance who loves Link! And Link comes with a bit of good news. 

Good news: I'm going to be selling my paintings at ConBravo! The con's at the end of July more specifically the 30th and 31, and it's in Burlington. And yes there will be more Link :D 

But I will be posting more! I've got a few more templates to do but I should be done all the paintings by the 27th of July, hopefully..... 

Wish me luck! 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hokusai's George

Sorry for the long hiatus again folks, I've been working non-stop at my retail job for the past couple of weeks, and I haven't been able to post anything. :( but good news! I did some more cleaning and found a couple of paintings that I did in high school. They're bring back a lot of memories, and it reminds me of the stuff I'm trying to do now with the Tangles artwork. 

Both are really tiny, The first is a copy of Hokusai's Wave ( for those of you who want to go see it!) and it's 2cm x 2cm. I remember constructing this, the when is the hard part. My memory is going with the coming of my old age :P . It's just a small piece of thick card paper covered in canvas and sewn together to pull the canvas taut.

This one is from the cover from one of my favorite books and coincidentally one of my favorite Bugs Bunny cartoons. Well kinda. Its from "Of Mice and Men", and its 5cm by 7cm, also backed with strong card paper, held together by string (you can see a little bit of it poking out) 

And the fave Bugs Bunny cartoon is the one with the Abominable Snowman that keeps wanting to name Bugs "George" -- see, it does tie in!!! 

More later! I promise! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Anime North Aftermath

Well Anime North was awesome to say the least. A couple of my friends and I were set up at the Dealer's room to sell our goods. There's the excitement of the setting up for the first day, and the thrill of all the people pouring into the Dealer's room. At some points it does get crazy and you don't know where to turn, and there are points where your feet hurt from all the standing, but someone telling you that they love your art is all worth it :D I know it's all covered in cheese, however I have no fear of cheese. 

I had a couple of commissions over the weekend for Snape from the Harry Potte franchise and Panty and Brief from an anime called Panty and Stocking.  


And so I came up with a new design for the mini paintings. The girls that got these paintings (I did 2) were completely thrilled with them. The Snape, I don't have a picture of, however one of my friends did take a picture of him and is going to send me that eventually, and that includes the Anime North setup as well, I have one of the rough drafts so to speak

 We ended up putting a black cloth behind my painting to showcase them a little more and we got a table for under that set up. The domo painting there was the first one to be bought! The Harry Potter paintings seemed to do really well, and I'm so happy that they found good homes. 

These two are the last ones I have with me and they look really cute together. Finally, the collection that I brought with me to Anime North 

80% of those are gone now. One of my table mates (K) suggest that I could turn these paintings into fridge magnets. I think that would be a great idea and I will start offering that to my customers and keep a note on it on my artfire account. 

Well that's all for now! 

p.s. I'm already preparing for Anime North 2012 :D