2015’s start was not good to me, in all honesty. I had several health related curve balls that stole my energy and my time for about three months. Some of that is still lingering now, but I’m making the adjustments to deal and keep going. It’s time to resume work on comics, illustrations, and all around bad assness.
The picture of the Unicorn and the board with several more drawings is what I was able to get done for the last Sketchfest (most are for sale until the next sketchfest). I’m happy I was able to participate, and do, you know, more than ONE drawing. The catch is that they’re very small, and colored mostly with highlighters. Working with what’s available, when it’s available.
Just wanted to get a post in this month, showing I’m no longer stagnating. I’m still pushing, I’m still making stuff, and I’m still trying to get my dreams what they need to become real. It just takes time and energy I’ve not had lately.
Etsy still has items up for sale. One of my initial New Year’s resolutions was to add monthly to this shop, but you know what they say about plans and gods. The shop is due for a major refresh, especially with all the crochet I was able to do since January. When I get around to it, there will surely be a huge update.
Thanks for looking. Thanks for reading. And cheers!
I have two new pieces in the illustration bank from last year. Check ’em out. They’ve been added to the Illustration portfolio:
Zinc Plays Bioshock Infinite: An illustration for Let’s Play Videos by Zinchammer. The first complete Let’s Play: Bioshock Ininfinte.
The Aztec Moon Goddess, Coyolxauhqui. I’m fascinated with ancient ways of all kinds, but Coyol engages me like no other. She was dismembered by her brother. Warriors are sacrificed the same way she was. She is a strong moon goddess. Though tragic, her dismemberment is an important symbol of cycles.
Mermeia, the original holographic WOW
I’m quite happy 2014 is over. A lot of good things happened, but so did some bad, and I’m pleased to put a few of the events behind me. Even so, 2015 has been quick to show me it’s not going to be an easy year either.
As part of my new year rituals, I did winter cleaning, I threw down for a brand new computer (and what a BEAST it is!). I restocked my Etsy store and posted some items on eBay to assist with turning unused items into a resource. I’m also trying to use up supplies I never utilized, and turn stagnation into art.
The pic at the top of this post is a marker painting I did around Christmas, while I was feeling festive. The character is Mermeia. She is the bewildering holographic fantasy in the Star Wars Holiday Special – a truly horrible movie I will love forever because of the Rifftrax cover. Happy Life Day!
Ellen Million is running a Kickstarter campaign for coloring books, of which I have a few pieces in. I’m actually on the cover of Fishpond Fantasies, which is the new mermaid theme coloring book.
Fantasy Coloring Books for (so-called) Grown-ups is a growing suite of highly detailed coloring books intended for adults to enjoy. Ellen’s been publishing these for a long time, and they’re all very cool stuff. Check it out and fund a stretch goal!
The first pages of the web comic Bunnyhead are trickling out. Go give it a look. It’s about a lost Lost Boy, that’s now more of a man child, that fights zombies and werewolves while enjoying showtunes on his way to find Wendy Darling. It’s something else, and I’ve loved working on it!
Written by Cillian Cubstead, drawn by myself Erika Harm, colored by Josh Lee and lettered by Chris Peterson.
To start, I am happy to announce I have artist alley space at the two upcoming conventions:
Sabakon, April 26-27
Las Vegas, NV
Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con June 20-22
Las Vegas, NV
As for how life is going, it has been having its ups and downs since the new year began. So far, 2014 had been riddled with health complaints, among other things. I also think about how I’m getting older. But there’s something good about having a less than ideal perspective. Lately I’ve been experimenting with sewing and crafting, playing a lot of video games, and drawing.
I’ve been thinking there are some artistic things I’d like to accomplish, and there will never be a perfect time to start or work on them. I should work on them now, because that’s the only time we can be certain of.
Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated, especially when things are going well. But now and then, it comes back, and you realize you can’t give up. Stopping is not an option. Your only choice is to keep going.
This is my National Novel Writing Month post, which will be pinned at the top of my blog until NaNo is over. Over the course of the next 30 days, I’ll be trying to create a novel! Learn more about NaNo at the official Website.
It’s official. I have a table for Las Vegas Comic Expo!
Artist Alley Table 131
I have plans to attend and table at Comikaze in November, but no details yet. I’m excited for the projects I’ve been working on!
I guess I have a crapload of things I could write about. My vacation, movies and games that have come out, and new projects coming up, but… You guys.
On July 25, it will be here. Shadowrun Returns will be here and it will be MMMMARVELOUS.
If you play, feel free to friend me on steam. My username is Thrivis.
Well, I’ve let myself be caught up in a whirlwind of commitments, events and arting! I hardly know where my last two months have gone.
On the agenda for upcoming events, June 14 is the beginning of the Amazing Comic Con Las Vegas. I missed out on getting a table but I will be there to support my fellow local artists. I’m also making plans with my locals to attend Comikaze later in the year. Las Vegas Comic Con is definitely in my plans again as well. Lots to look forward to!
Sabakon back on April 20 was a raging success for me. I had a GREAT time, met lots of awesome people and got to regroup with some old friends as well. As I’m writing this, I realized I haven’t yet told the planners how much fun I had. It’s a solid con that has many experienced people to run the show, and I think it’s a great addition to the anime community here in Las Vegas. I would be overjoyed to do this show again!
I’ve also been attending the RAW shows in Las Vegas lately. It’s always great fun, and I do love the venue, which is currently The Act at the Palazzo. Two stories of a bar that feels like it was MEANT to have artists within.