A-kon was super crazy busy! <3 I was feeling especially run down this con which I attribute to the stress of finding out about a table 3 days before. Stress-out last minute prep due to 3 day warning. And the workload from the regular job because we are so drastically, PAINFULLY understaffed during the height of our busiest season.
Got to see familiar faces and meet new ones. I lament, LAMENT that I didn't take some time off to go see the other artists. There were so many, SO MANY artists I wanted to buy art from (I'd like to trade, but I'm not worthy!), and I felt so obligated with commissions that I didn't leave my table to wander until the last two hours of the con. Seriously, I didn't hit the dealer's room until the hour before it closed. TT___TT So much of my con traditions were broken. The con was surprisingly full of commissions, to the delight of all my fellow artists (and hopefully everyone who got exactly what they wanted).
The cosplay was likewise an interesting hodgepodge. Gone are the legions of ninjas and shinigami. Rather, one or two series didn't completely dominate the cosplay. I saw a lot of variety, hell, I saw like 5 Waldos alone. Lots of Grells, and impressive showing of Adventure Time as well as a rise in American comic cosplay. Lots of DC and some Marvel cosplay (especially Deadpool <3). A lot of Batman related cosplay (without that many actual Batmans). I enjoyed steampunk Wolverine and Deadpool.
A LOT more steampunk, which made me happy and sad. Happy 'cause I love steampunk, sad because almost no one looked at my steampunk jewelry or hand painted gun. I did sell some, thank you very much I hope everyone is very happy with their purchases. I will admit, I think lack of proper signage to indicate some steampunk available here, could also be at fault.
However, I don't think I'll hand paint a maverick for sell any time soon. I spent HOURS and HOURS of work into it. And while most people appreciated it, many didn't want to pay the price for my hard work. It looks different from other mavericks because the paint job was probably ranging 4-8 layers, not including the multiple finish layers to protect the paint job. Or the hand painted highlights and added steampunk bits. Sir, I hope you truly enjoy it, as it was much labor and love went into it. May you come up with a delicious history to explain the various battle scars and origins of how you and the gun survived (and triumphed).
Shout out to cool peeps: Thankyouthankyouthankyou, for sharing. Thanks for all your help . Thank you for the help, and I'm glad you got a table . And I'm glad you got to split the table, (sorry we didn't get to see each other much). Hi hi and thanks for drawing in my book...ish. WE FOUND IT, btw. . Nice to meet you I love your watercolors and subject matter for your prints. As always, purple lubs to . Unicorn lub and sorry we didn't get to art trade, but we'll see each other again in no time, . Barely got to see you at all but hope you did well, . Missed seeing you at your table, sorry, . Thanks for fun button trades, . Hope you did well at your first A-kon . Hope you did well at your table, didn't get to see you much except in the room, . Sorry we didn't get to talk more, . Looove the unicorn cellphone charm, . And to everyone else if I missed a shout out, I'll edit you in...I have a horrible memory. D:
I kept coming in late and didn't want to disturb ya'll in the room, I'm so sorry if I was loud. Spent 2 of the 3 nights sharing a bed. Spent one on the floor with a pillow...oops, forgot to ask for extra blankets. XD;;; Thanks, , , , , for putting up with me as a last minute sub(ish) for . Also I'm sorry to you all because I wanted to buy stuff from everyone's table, but I didn't have time to do so. *regret!*
I slept 16 hours Monday. Fell asleep early Monday night and slept another 10-11 hours Tuesday. I was seriously wiped at the end of A-kon. Celebrated a quiet birthday with family. Got a neat black and white rice paper shogi screen for my apartment. And a super cute wee tiny cake. Yay, I'm old(er) now!
To everyone who commissioned me, thank you. I hope you got what you wanted and more. I'm especially grateful to give life (or at least my interpretation) to your OCs. I love doing OC work as you could probably tell. And to everyone who commissioned me and are still waiting for them, please be patient as I am working on them throughout the week and possibly into next week. But I'll mail them all out at once either at the end of this week or during next week. As mentioned, I will properly email/text/IM/CONTACT YOU beforehand to indicate it is en route.
Art Trade in progress with: (D: I'm sorry I got distracted by the costume!)
Current dA status: a hot mess, it's true
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