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Summer Convention Wrap-up

With Inktober so close to the horizon (two days away omgerd!), I’m finally sitting down and working on typing up a wrap-up for the last two months of conventions. And yes, this is absolutely a case of me putting this off way too long up to the point that I can’t wait any longer if I’m going to get this done, SO HERE WE GO! Otakon 2017 Ah, my old friend, Otakon. I am probably one of the few who was completely jazzed that the convention was moved to DC, because not only is it easier for me to get […]


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Posted On September 28, 2017 8:39 pm

Otakon Art Alley Set Up Test

I give a lot of thought to presentation at artist alleys. Not only to grab the attention of passersby, but because I want to create a memorable experience between me and the people who stop by my tables. When I have people who come to my table and tell me they’ve been following me since my days at DeviantArt, then well, yeah I’ve done a good job of resonating with my audience. (Believe it or not, this happens at every show I’ve been to… and I haven’t used DeviantArt seriously in almost ten years.) This year, I’ve finally decided to […]


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Posted On August 9, 2017 11:50 am

A Week Until Otakon

I’m taking my own advice, and charging head first against a blank screen despite the deep terror I’m feeling looking at it. Let’s do this! For the first time since I’ve returned from Japan, I’m going to be tabling at Otakon’s Artist Alley in one week! I’m really excited to be coming back to what I consider my “home” convention. I was so sad I couldn’t go last year, but by teeth had other plans. Thanks root canal! I’ve promised myself this year to start prepping early, so I thought sharing my process in prepping for an artist alley would […]


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Posted On August 3, 2017 8:57 pm

Playing to Get Work Done

In my last post I discussed how Juicy Ink’s 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge inspired me to stop the excuses and start working in my sketchbook again. This was kind of important to me in finally letting myself do some ugly drawings– which is a problem I’ve had since before art school. In my mind, I want everything to be beautiful, and if it doesn’t meet a certain criteria in my head, I just stop working on the piece. Now while there is some kind of argument in being efficient and leaving a piece before working it into the ground attempting […]


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Posted On June 22, 2016 10:44 am