Thank you so much to everyone who came to visit my table to check out my artwork. ^_^
Here are some of the commissions i did, the rest are on my instagram!
Forgot to post an update! I recently finished up a busy weekend at this year's expo, followed by another amazing Schoolism class! This year I learned a bit of Z-brush, some digital painting, creature design and anatomy, and got to watch a demo with the legendary craig mullins!
Here's some pics of a few commissions I did at this year's expo from my instagram:
Group shot from the schoolism live class! I'm standing behind craig mullins
- Listening to: Ryn Weaver
- Reading: The Art of Big Hero 6
- Playing: Overwatch
Though I'm away from my desk I'm still drawing and working, mostly doing quick inktober sketches and then client work / commissions during the day. Here's some of the stuff I've been drawing for fun, if you want to see more plz check out my instagram!
- Listening to: Supercell
- Watching: Gotham
- Playing: Pokemon Shuffle
- Eating: Dim Sum
- Drinking: 奶茶
just finished the annual Otafest sketch drive over the weekend, where i sold some pritns and did sketch commissions where part of the profits go to charity. this year's donations went to the calgary distress centre. it was a blast as usual, lots of fun. unfortunately i didn't snap many pics of the drawings i did, but here's a picture i drew on my badge
If you came by and got a sketch or a print from me, thank you!
Had an awesome experience at calgary expo over the weekend, if you came by to get a print or a commission, a signature for the artbook, or just to say hi, thank you so much!
I also had the opportunity to take a few classes with Artgerm, Nathan Fowkes, and Stephen Silver afterwards, and just being in a room with those guys is inspiring! They are all awesome mentors and Stanley in particular was incredibly encouraging to me. I'm grateful for their words of wisdom and now I'm motivated more than ever to level up. Time to get drawing!
If you'd like to see more of the commissions I did over the weekend i snapped some pictures of them on my instagram.
I'll be at table H06 all weekend, and after that I'll be attending the Schoolism workshop with Artgerm, Nathan Fowkes, and Stephen Silver!
just updating to say that I'll be flying to montreal this weekend to attend a Schoolism Live workshop! by the looks of it, it's mostly designing with color and light, environment design, and colorscripting. I've taken an online gesture drawing class with Schoolism in the past, so I'm looking forward to taking one in person this time.
I'm super excited for this workshop for a bunch of reasons:
- Dice Tsutsumi is one of the instructors, and his unique painting style i am just in love with.
- I've been getting a bit of comic coloring work lately, and a better understanding of how color and light works (ESPECIALLY colorscripting) i think will be extremely helpful.
- I've been wanting to get better at painting, rather than just drawing with line all the time.
- if you look at my gallery, you'll notice that I don't draw backgrounds much lol. the world a character resides in is just as important as the character itself, and i'd like to get better at creating those worlds.
I'll be updating my journal as the workshop goes on, so stay tuned! also check me out on other sites as well if you're looking for more updates.
Just wrapped up this year's Otafest and it turned out to be even better than last year! there was a couple issues with foot traffic the first day but by the second we had ppl swarming the tables at one point! I started doing sketch drive last year and each year we do $10 sketch commissions, with most of the profit going towards charity (this year it was an animal shelter i believe.) so we get to draw lots of cool stuff, make some money, and do it for a good cause! thanks to everyone who came and bought a sketch from me.
I've posted some of the commissions i did on my tumblr, if you'd like to see them
- Playing: DK Tropical Freeze
- Eating: pizza and lobster mac n cheese
- Drinking: mango passion bbt w/ lychee jelly
had an awesome weekend at the comic expo over the weekend. i did much better than i had hoped and it was great seeing all my friends as well as meeting new artists. i'm extremely grateful to the expo organizers for hooking me up with a table and free food all weekend, the hospitality was incredible. i also bought a shitloaf of amazing artbooks, i might do a post about some of the gems of inspiration i got.
now that the hecticness is finally over and i'm finished ALL of my school projects and done my school portfolio show as well as the expo it's time to take a breather before getting back into coloring comic pages and producing some sequential samples of my own.
there's still also otafest at the end of may which i'm looking forward to, i'll be participating in the annual sketch drive so i will be posting about it then.
now that i'm done school i think i'll really try to keep this dA page updated frequently, i know it's been kind of a desert but i should be able to upload alot more art over the summer
for more info about the expo and some photos etc check out my tumblr.
- Reading: Random Veus
- Watching: Gurren Lagann
- Eating: hi-chews, instant noodles
- Drinking: pepsi
this year i’ll be sharing a table with some peeps at the artist’s alley at CCEE!
if you’re at the event then come check us out!
BTW i’m also featured as a creator guest cuz of my color work on Drumhellar, which is pretty nifty
- Reading: INHUMAN #1
- Watching: Space Dandy, Kill La Kill
- Playing: Final Fantasy X HD
- Eating: Hi-Chews
I'm in my final month or so of art school now so I've been scrambling to finish projects, put together a portfolio and look for work. It's quite intimidating graduating school with no guarantee of a job and little opportunity for artists in the city I live in, but my artistic journey is only beginning.
Just thought I'd make a post about a couple upcoming local conventions I will be attending which are Calgary Comic Expo and Otafest, so if you're in calgary you should stop by! (more details later.)
Also, as soon as this hectic next little while is over I'm thinking of opening up for commissions, hopefully i can gauge some interest
- Listening to: i need some good music. plz recommend.
- Reading: Savage Wolverine, Massive Swerve Book 1
- Watching: Young Justice, Justice League Unlimited, Naruto
- Playing: Fire Emblem: Awakening, Persona 4 Golden
- Eating: instant noodles
- Drinking: water
- Listening to: Daft Punk - Get Lucky ft. Pharrell
- Reading: Batman Animated
- Watching: Samurai 7
- Playing: Super Mario 3D Land
- Eating: McDonald's
- Drinking: sprite
Tomorrow is the first day of the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, and I've been scrambling to get work submitted to be showcased at the ACAD booth as well as have prints ready to be sold, on top of finishing all my school projects. I'm looking forward to it, and this will be my first attempt to sell my work or create art for $, so we'll see how it goes.
After that, Otafest will be coming up, and I have already auditioned and have been approved to participate in the Sketch Drive! It's a part of the Artist Alley, where people can commission artists to draw them a caricature or whatever and the proceeds go to charity. It'll be my first time drawing commissions, and because it's for charity I won't feel too pressured. I am looking forward to meeting the other artists and I think it will be a great experience for when I'm ready to have my own table. I will also be selling prints at the Sketch Drive.
Besides the upcoming events, I'm also planning to register for some online courses, either with Schoolism.com or Gnomon, or something similar. I've heard mixed things about online courses, but I guess I'll give it a shot and see how it goes! The rest of the time will be devoted to working on my portfolio site, posting stuff here, and working on my resume and emailing nearby studios or what have you to see if I can get a gig.
4 months is a long time to not be in school, so I'll try my best to stay busy and keep developing my art!