New York Comic Con was once again very awesome but extremely exhausting! This year I sketched for a few hours at the Papercutz booth on the main show floor! My first official signing/sketching block at NYCC - very exciting! First I was doing medium sized sketches, but then they had me draw on this huge easel to attract attention, and kids got life-sized ranger posters!
Back at my artist's alley table, Nadia and I did even better sales-wise than last year! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat, get a sketch, etc! This year quite a few people said "hey I got a sketch from you 2 years ago and everyone loved it!" That kind of stuff means a lot :) Here are my favorite sketches from NYCC:
After all that, I had to sleep for 13 hours STRAIGHT. Only now am I kind of getting back to a normal speed.
I taught the Sketching from Life class on Sunday as part of NYCC's official programming! My plan was to draw kiwis first (simple object but cool texture), then leaves, than hands. Since the kiwis I bought were shriveling up, I wanted to wait a few days before the class to get fresh ones. OF COURSE, Pathmark, the only 24 hour grocery store in my area, was out of them when they said a shipment would be in on Friday! They are out of season, and I had no time for a kiwi hunt because both my Papercutz signings were first thing in the morning, and stores would be closed by the time the con got out at night Saturday. ELLESAUR TO THE RESCUE!!! My friend Ellen got all the kiwis I needed, and the class went really well!
Also, the Ellesaur Scavenger hunt went well too - some people stopped by my booth and got stuff! I think the hunt has even more potential for next year :)