http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nA2dYkVcOE&feature=youtu.be Here's a good overview of the awesome atmosphere of Sketch Con 2013! Great crowd and great music. It was a FIASCO getting there though. Had to wait 40 minutes for my bus at NY Port Authority (where the buses go to NJ). I need to learn that they only come once an hour on Sundays. The bus ride itself was super short, but the bus dropped me off on the side of the road, and since we just had a huge snowstorm, the sidewalk was covered in a foot of snow. I had to trudge my suitcase and all my crap down the slushy street for 10-15 minutes. Luckily there wasn't much traffic, but I kept thinking "The things I do for my passion!" I can think of a lot of people who would've just turned around, but I'd already gotten that far. I'm SO GLAD it turned out to be worth the trouble! Even though I arrived late, the crowd was just picking up. I had to get the smallest table though:
But I made it work. Y'know, the more shows I do, the more stuff I have on my table. I focused on the sketches.
First sketch of the day: adorable baby! To save time, I'm not going to post all my sketches. Even though I love doing this blog, the convention posts are taking too much time (gotta touch up all the pictures, crop, resize them, write something witty, etc). I really gotta focus more time on creating art and getting more work, so I'm going to only post a few sketches. If you don't see your sketch here but would like to share it with the world, you can upload it to my mindy indy facebook page.
Yes, they all held perfectly still for 20 minutes while I drew them!.... No not really, I took the picture first :P
A couple wanted me to start with a picture of their friend's dog, and then get creative with it. The answer = a flying doggie! I wish my camera took better pictures. I was in a rush and couldn't tell if it was blurry on the small camera preview screen :/
So the theme of this convention was supposed to be "Fairy Tale Nightmares." Evil Tinkerbell is my interpretation. Creepy, I know. I don't think many other people went with the theme, but it's a good starting point.
Sketch Con was super successful and it was totally worth the trip there. I just have to think of more efficient ways of getting to NJ... I only know so many people with cars, y'know :P
Which is why I didn't drink any whiskey at the Whiskey Cafe. I can't get any work done if I have alcohol. This of course doesn't apply to some of my friends who can mysteriously work BETTER with booze.