Artist’s Ennui

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

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

Rolling With the Punches

When talking to people about attempting to get work as an artist, there’s an aspect to it that really sucks– and that is the turn down. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a nicely worded email that keeps the door open for the future (the best kind!). Sometimes, it’s the shutdown email. And then there’s the worst of them all, the no reply– where you send in your stuff for something, and then you never ever hear back. Like your email or application was lost to the internet ether. I’m here to tell you to not lose hope. Keep […]

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Posted On September 10, 2014 2:04 pm

Plans for the Rest of the Year

Sorry, but today won’t be an entry about how I’m having reverse culture shock and all of that. I’m sure that entry will be coming soon, but as I am writing this from the past, I have no idea how I will feel in the future. Instead, I’d like to take some time now, before my life becomes topsy-turvy again, and lay out some plans for the rest of the year. Yes, this is for accountability reasons as well, but also because you guys know I’m super open with what I am doing both on the art side and the […]

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Posted On August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Convention Schedule

  • Otakon 2020 (pending)
    Washington D.C.
    July 31 - August 2

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