Well, we didn't finish yesterday. But we still have time. Kat gave me permission to post some of the WIP pics here of what we've been doing.
Other than the Special problems class I'm doing, I've got my eye on a few art contests that are coming up, including the Halo Evolutions contest. I'm thinking about illustrating the story with the spartan III's and the Elites. Particularly the ending scene where one of the Elites has his energy sword in the Spartan's face plate and the Spartan has his finger on a detonator. Seems very epic.
As for prop building, I've been helping my friend in the construction of her own Silent Hill outfit. She's picked the Closer. And it's been going very well. We should be done by Monday at the least. I'll post WIP pics after she debuts it at Anime Expo. She's so luckly. lol
And I might be starting another secret cosplay with a friend from the 405th. We each have our own special skills that we are offering to complete this porject. A small hint here: No one else has done this before. We should be the first.
Even though I have loved Chrono Trigger for years, this is the first piece of fan art I have ever created from the series. Ever.
And I really don't know why.
It was still a good test of photoshop on my new laptop before I start any school assingments. My wacom tablet doesn't want to work the same way as before and I'm having to find all my favorite brushes again.
Took about 3 hours of coloring and cleaning up. I really like how I managed to give it a watercolor look, akin to how the original art work looked in the guide book. lol I'm not sure how I did it though. It was one of those time where it just happened.
And I'm okay with it.
Okay. I was a bit disapointed and mad when I first heard the news. What did these other girls have that I didn't? Were they chosen just because they lived in the area and didn't need plane tickets? Was it the boob size???
After half an hour of sulking, I've realized that I'm okay. The viewers made their opinions known and I just didn't fit the bill. This won't stop me from getting to E3. Hopefully, by next year, I'll be working at a game company and I'll be sent. As a legitimate game designer. And when I walk past the G4 booth, I will smirk and say that I tried out for that position, but didn't make it.
At least I'll have all next week to work on my school work and freelance concept art now.
Good luck to the final three!
After many years of providing me with the computing power I've needed, my old laptop can be put to rest. It had gotten to the point where I couldn't even run a small photoshop file on it at any resolution higher than 300. And the fan was on all the time. This new laptop is so quiet, it scares me.
Still feeling scared about the G4 contest. I wish that they would have announced it monday, as planned. Friends talked me into getting my hair done, just in case.
Been working on personal art inbetween class stuff and cosplay. I started on a piece from Chrono Trigger....
Just got back from A-kon 21 in Dallas. I really didn't think that I'd get to go to that con this year. Just a week before the con, my Dad told me to try and get a room. He'd pay for it. Sweet! Managed to snag a room for the two nights and shared it with my brother and Kuno. It was kinda lonely with just the three of us. I'm so used of at least seven people being in a room.
For cosplays, I took my armor, Skeik and my new Lurker. It was more of a test run for the Lurker than anything else. I still need to do some work on the transition of the hand pieces and the head piece onto the bodysuit to make it look better. Overall though, people were creeped out and that's all I wanted.
Got to meet alot of 405thers I didn't know, among a host of old con friends. Somehow, we got to go to the cosplay contest too. Not to enter, unfortunitly. Just to watch. The winner was an older woman who had created one of the wise mage creatures from The Dark Crystal. It was amazing. She deserved to win. I'll post pics when I can find them.
And.... I'm starting more work on my other cosplays now. Hope to have a bunch done by Afest... Oh! Remember the Ikkicion convention where my cosplay group won Best in Show and we didn't really get anything? Seems we might get free badges! Very exciting news.
On to art news... I'm starting work on my Special Problems class. All that will be in another blog on my site. And I'm doing personal stuff along with an upcoming Halo contest. Lots to do.