Hey guys, I'm back! So today was the last day of Anime Banzai, and being my first anime convention (not including Fantasycon) it was a lot of fun. The biggest problem was that the area they were hosting it in was waaaaay too small for how many people showed up, like it was an insanely large con. I don't know if they expected it to be that big, but it was so overwhelmingly large that I felt pretty overwhelmed the first day. So that really sucked.
But I bought a ton of cool merchandise! Friday and Sunday I didn't cosplay because I'm not a huge fan of dressing up (mostly because it takes forever and I don't have the patience for it) but on Saturday Dee, Amanda and I dressed up as Five Nights at Freddy's characters. I was Foxy, Dee was the security guard/our to-be Chica, and Amanda was Freddy. The costumes were pretty last second (like probably the night before the con last second) but Dee is really talented when it comes to cosplay stuff, and she's an incredible makeup artist. She did most my makeup and it looked pretty awesome! I had a lot of people really excited to see me, but I felt pretty awkward whenever people would rush up to me and tell me they were excited about my costume, because I have bad social anxiety and all I could really do was nod and thank them.
But aside from that it was a lot of fun! Tiff is still with us from Ireland, and she's such a sweetheart, I'm so glad she's here. She dressed up as Serenity from Yu-gi-oh, and I had no idea she stitched the costume herself! It was so well made I just assumed that she'd bought it!
So here are some pictures from the con since I had a few people in notes asking for them:
Also this Thursday I fed Lazarus for the first time since I got him, and it was really really awesome. Like seriously he makes me so happy.
That's pretty much everything for the moment, I think. Going to answer notes/messages and stuff tomorrow, for now I'm probably going to bed after this.
So now that things should be winding down a bit (I'm not sure what else we're going to do with Tiff while she's here, so I say that hesitantly) I'll be able to hop back into artwork. My next few pieces will all be owed artwork, and after that I'm not going to be taking commissions/trades for a little while (unless it's with close friends I might make an exception. Oh, and pixel stuff I might open up again in a month or so). I really want to focus up on improving my skills as an artist and experimenting with a lot of different things. I'm really excited to start working with traditional work again, and there's a lot of stuff I want to try out with digital paintings and such as well. I'd also like to start making sticker sheets, t-shirt designs, prints, and eventually buttons (the button press is expensive though, so I'll be holding off on that for a bit).
So yeah, I've got a lot of things I'm really excited about and starting tomorrow I can start working on stuff again after we do a few errands. I have a lot of expectations for myself and I hope that everyone will like the new direction I start going in!