I’ve been recovering after a full on weekend of drawing caricatures at Supanova con in Adelaide. I drew approximately 60 people, with at least 10+ people being repeat customers from past years!
This is the only con I’ve done all year, because I got a bit exhausted keeping up with the whole fanart merch making craze, and decided to mostly focus on honing my skills as a caricaturist.
Supanova runs the most efficient and well organised cons out of all the aussie ones I’ve tabled at, and I hope it continues in Adelaide well into the future! I got 5 chairs AND a great corner booth to draw my caricatures off of, so thanks to the great people volunteering and managing the event.
I learn so much from every single caricature I draw and am REALLY grateful to everyone brave enough to sit down and be drawn by me. Even if sitting for a stranger seems weird, trust me it’s way scarier drawing a stranger in 10 minutes! (and to meet a high expectation for the drawing! )
I’m glad people get a kick out of watching me draw and getting a traditionally inked and coloured drawing. There is something really satisfying about starting my timer and trying my best to capture the people/person in front of me. The girl in the first pic has been getting a caricature from me for the last 4 Supanovas (since 2015), so I must be doing something right!
Don’t know which aussie cons I will apply for next year, or can be bothered travelling to, but we’ll see….until the next one!
Just a dump of some of my fave caricatures I did at Supanova Adelaide this year.I drew approximately 63 people over the weekend and it was a crazy good con, thanks to everyone that was brave enough to sit for me! Fanart obviously attracts people over to any con table but over the years caricaturing has really become my main reason for doing cons. Drawing portraits (especially doubles) in about 10-15 minutes is always tough but I’ve improved so much from the challenge of doing it.
I may live in Sydney at the moment, but I will definitely try to do more Adelaide cons since the crowds are so nice, plus I get to visit my family, so thanks again everyone! I do these all with a Kuretake pen and cool grey Copics…. and lots of ink refill breaks.
another Dangan Ronpa cosplayer
Iv’e drawn this young lady 3 ADELAIDE SUPANOVAS IN A ROW! n_n
Here’s a small dump of some illustrations from some months ago. I love making up characters, but trying to create mood with light and color is another challenge. I would like to achieve a sorta cinematic feel with my illustrations someday (although at the same time I just love the simple elegance of line drawings as well)
On another update, I’m making rapid progress on my own personal animated film project. Its taken a lot of sweat and tears to do the amount of animation Iv’e done on it so far, but I still have a long way to go till I’m really happy with it. I’d love to share gifs once it gets closer to being finished, cant estimate when I’ll be done with it, but keep an eye on this blog!
I did some art this may for the ‘Mermay’ challenge. After a few days I think I met my mermaid drawing quota haha. I like participating in internet challenges like this , it really reminds you it’s to find the time to make some personal art every day.
Saw this monthly meme-thingo going around and decided It’d make a decent 2016 retrospective. I can sum up this year by saying…storyboarding on fun projects is a blessing and I have to keep pinching myself to remind myself I actually get to do it for a job. I’m cutting 2016 some slack here, because it was pretty nice to me. 🙂
I survived Inktober! If you dont know what that is, Inktober is just a challenge to do an inked drawing and post it online for every day of October. It was my first time committing to do it every day and to a consistent size. I ended up doing them all in my Strathmore recycled paper sketchbook. (which isn’t even meant for ink, but whatever its one of my favorite sketchbooks)
I themed them all to ‘demons’, so stuff like youkai and stuff count as demons my book. I might make something out of my favorite ones, I’ve always wondered if people have any interest in adult coloring books? 😉