This week has been full of tedious and time consuming obligations. I’m still not done but things have been progressing quite well. Of course I haven’t really stopped working and have some things to show you guys. One other thing to note is that last week was NanDesuKan so I’ll talk a bit about that.
Since I went to two conventions earlier this year I was having convention fatigue. I didn’t really feel like going but I did want to take some artwork for the Art Gallery section of the event. This time I decided to take only some prints so that I could sell them for a lower price in hopes that I could sell them this time. This year I took the piñatas That I made all throughout the end of last year and the beginning of this year. Some have actually sold already, such as the Popplio and Eevee and have been comissioned to make another one. So for NanDesuKan I was offering Pikachu, Rowlette, Litten, Mimikyu, Totoro, Jiji, and I made two new ones for this convention. Goku and Kuririn. I made them as kids wearing their attire from their training days under Muten Roshi (I even decided to make their turtle shells the day before the convention).
Just in case you forgot or haven’t seen them before, here are the piñatas that I took with me.
Here are Goku and Kuriring that I made especifically for NanDesuKan.
The construction of the turtle shells using foam board.
And here they are with them on and painted (painted using spray paint). Tied with some garden ropes to emulate the ones in the series.
This was the piñata side of things. But I prefer drawing more, so of course I took some of the new 2d art that I have been working on this year. Thinking back I was learning more than creating this year. But I feel it was worth it (I still have a ways to go, but I’m starting to understand things a bit more now).
My original plan was to show these pieces on their own and before the convention so that those who take the time to visit this site would get a sneak peak as a sort of special “reward” for visiting the site. But I got really busy preparing for the convention that I didn’t have the time (those two weeks before the convention were also quite stressful). Luckily I did get not only the new piñatas finished, but I also had two new artworks done in those weeks prior.
I took 4 art pieces in total this year.
I made a new piece with the prints of the legendary Pokemon from X/Y.
I dumbly chose to do a Saber piece (from Fate Stay Night, I think). But that series can get rather complicated if you haven’t seen or played any of the games (which I haven’t). (There’s so many Sabers) So I really didn’t know what I was doing at all… This was one of the pieces I was doing right before the convention. Thinking back maybe I should have done something else, but oh well.
Done both traditionally and digitally.
This piece I had been working with during the summer. I took a bit of a break and did some minor tweaks right before the convention though.
It is Misaka Mikoto from the To Aru series (will make a post especifically for it later).
And the last piece that I offered this year is the other drawing that I made right before the convention.
This one is of Goku, Kuririn and Muten Roshi. (I will also make another post just for this one and talk about it more).
So these are the pieces I took this year. Now for the results. Out of all the piñatas, only Rowlette and Mimikyu were sold. And of the 2d art, all of them were sold except for the Saber piece. And out of all the pieces only one went to the live auction, that being the Pokemon X/Y piece.
On top of selling a good amount of them this year, I also won an award again this year.
Seems like I won the 3D category again this year. Plus I also won the Video Game Room Art Show award. Seems like the 3D award was for the piñatas, and the Video Game award was especifically for Rowlette. With that said, I assured another weekend pass for next year.
Not too bad.
Sorry I haven’t really been posting much, but it has gotten a bit stressful these days. And now the future is looking a bit shaky… Heck even the sun and moon were kind of ominous when the outcome of the future was put on jeapardy.
A bit weird but won’t deny, they looked beautiful. (by the way, they look red because of the fires that were burning on the west coast.)
Nothing can be done except go forward I guess… ε- (￣､￣A) ﾌｩｰ
That should be all for now, I’ll get back to you guys later.
Hasta la proxima,