Getting ready for GeekOut 2013 this weekend, May 4th in Asheville NC! geekoutavl.org
I’ll be bringing LOTS of prints and I’ll have some originals hanging on my wall behind me.
What is there to do at GeekOut?
There will be Special guests!
Our exhibitor hall, with vendors from near and far!
Artist Alley, featuring illustration artists from across the industry!
3 days of tabletop and RPG gaming!
Video gaming tournaments and open gaming!
Expert panels on popular subjects!
Legendary movie and TV cars!
Costumed characters (costumes encouraged!)
Concerts, fight demonstrations, and live performances!
KidzCon, a complete track area specifically dedicated to activities for fans ages 4-12!
Geektastic: A Burlesque Revue!
So much fun, come by and see me!
Dragoncon never ceases to amaze me. If you haven’t been to one, words cannot describe the event. The city of Atlanta actually closes down streets for an epic parade. Celebrities of your favorite sci-fi and horror shows, authors and artists converge. People have parties til dawn in the many hotels hosting hundreds of people, many in full costume. Just 4 days of fun.
My bff, Erika Taguchi-Newton was in the artist alley. I was there to assist her, and I was happy to do so. We went to the artist award show and she WON 2nd place, Best in Show! She also won another award, I was soooo proud I literally had to hold back the tears as she walked up to receive the award hehe. I love her work and was so happy to see others love it as much as I do. Both of us will be back in 2013!
I also met Joseph Corsentino creator of Time of the Faeries’s. I found out we shared a connection that was just surprising and amazing. I cannot believe we met at Dragoncon and I look forward to seeing him again in 2013.
Anyway, I had a lot of fun, even dressed for Friday and Saturday. And I found a dreamy Nathan Fillion look-alike and got what’s probably my favorite photo of myself of all time.
If you ever thought of going, you should. It’s an experience!
Introducing my latest piece.
The Huntress of Bhutan
20″x12″, acrylic and graphite on wood
On display at Zapow Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina for their Cryptozoology show
Ever since I saw the show last year about the Bhutan Yeti by Destination Truth, where the found a footprint, I have wanted to do an illustration of this yeti. After 4 different character sketches I am very happy with this one. Hope you like it!
This is a work in progress shot. I changed a couple of things between this and the final, can you spot the changes?
Prints will be available in my shop after my appearance in artist alley at Gencon 2012. More specifically that will be after August 21st, so check back.
Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think of my yeti if you’d like!
This year I was in the artist alley at Gencon 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. I loved the show! I met so many interesting people, saw Wil Wheaton twice, once when he nearly ran into my preggers BFF, but he was wearing a kilt so I would have let it go…
Anyway, moving on, I sold a couple originals, went to the artist’s private party, saw a mega motorcycle bash (unrelated to the gaming convention) and met up with some long time friends. I had such a GREAT time I can’t wait til 2013. I literally drove home super pumped for 2013 and sad I had to wait 365 days.
Here was my booth and my BFF, Erika Taguchi-Newton’s booth. She’s on the corner (left) and I am next to her with the roses in the front.
I’m also posting this for other new artists so they can look at the panels. This was a hard thing for us newbies to figure out what hardware to purchase. If you need help trying to figure out what you need, email me, I’ll send you info.
I’m all set up with my booth for Gencon 2013 – Huzzah!
I’ve never done a piece of Urban art. Something that was existing but “vandalized”. As an artist I often try new things though, especially when my favorite gallery has a show.
“This One’s A Fighter”
8″x10″, acrylic on wood
Currently on display at Zapow Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina
I know it’s not exactly Urban in that I created the original portrait then vandalized it, but if I didn’t try new things I’d never advance my own work.
Prints are available now in my shop.
I’ll be an artist at GeekOUT 2012 in Asheville, NC, this weekend May 11-12, brought to you buy multiverseavl.com. Originally Asheville brought geeks from all around Fanaticon but it has been cancelled and Multiverseavl.com has flexed their superhero muscles and created GeekOUT 2012.
“GeekOut is a celebration of comics, gaming, art, costuming, film, and animation, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains- home of The Hunger Games! The show is free to the public!” – from geekoutavl.org.
It will be an interesting time, I’m sure!
“Visions of Alderaan”
Acrylic on wood
This piece includes a little Princess Leia, a Nerf baby, some Venator Class Star Destroyers, Killick hives, T’iil flowers, Hydenock tree and one sun of Alderaan. Cool right?! hehe.
Here’s a shot of it in Zapow.
Prints are available now in my shop.
I’m working on a new series, my first series actually. This concept had been floating around in my head for 6 months now. Every once in a while it would enter my consciousness and whisper, “don’t forget me”. Now I know I should be working on something new for my next convention or show, but I don’t feel like I should put this off anymore. Not sure why, but should an artist question The Muses? I think not.
So here’s a sneak peek at the prep work. It’s graphite on wood right now, all ready for paint.
Isn’t she lovely?
Hopefully I can get this finished by next Wednesday to show you, check back!!
I was accepted to Gencon 2012 which is a gaming convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 16 – 19.
Honestly I never imagined I’d go to Indiana, but I’m SUPER excited to check out this convention.
See you there Indiana!
It’s 8×10, acrylic and oil on gesso panel.
Out of this World: Rockets, Robots and Rayguns is the next show at the Zapow Gallery in Asheville, March 30th 2012.
I had a lot of fun conceptualizing this one. I couldn’t see myself doing the typical vintage space girl, so I turned her steampunk with some cute aliens that were actually vicious little buggers.
I’ll try to get you guys a picture of it on the wall during the show.