What a fun convention!! This was my very first year attending Visioncon, hosted down in Branson, MO, and before leaving I absolutely had to pre-register for a table for next year. The people were very nice and pleasant, the event itself had lots to do and see, and there was so much to do in Branson, even being the off season! For anyone who doesn’t know, Branson is where Silver Dollar City is, so it’s closed for the winter and the town is kind of on vacation for the same period of time. Still tons to do and see, which I didn’t do or see because conventions still exhaust me. Oh well, gives me an excuse to go back!
For the first time ever, I opened commissions at my booth during the event, which was fun and absolutely something I’ll be doing again. It never ceases to amaze me just how creative people are. I had a bunch of unique requests, so take a look through the images below and see for yourself!
Commission 01: “White Tiger”
Commission 02: “Blue Lantern Bear” for the awesome Jeremy Jackson from the Mojo Brothers.
Commission 03: “A White Tiger Just Like That One” for the gentleman who tried to buy the other one out from under my pen. You rock, man. 🙂
Commission 04: “Rin Kagamine Bear”
Commission 05: “Swamp Thing Cat” which was my favorite one of the con. Yes, even more favorite than Number 9. Jeremy sent him my way after showing off Number 2 🙂
Commission 06: “Toon-Link Dragon” for the brother of the gal who requested Rin!
Commission 07: “A Teddy Bear in a Cow Costume” ordered by an adorable little thing who was also in a cow costume.
Commission 08: “Donatello, But Like How I’m Dressed” Based off her reference photo.
Commission 09: “Possum Winter Soldier” for my biggest Winter Soldier fan 🙂
Commission 10: “Niffler, like that Scene Where Newt Catches Him In the Jewelry Shop Window” for Karmen at Right Brain Red, my artist alley neighbor!
I also learned about a couple other conventions being hosted around that area that I’m going to see about looking into. 🙂
Now that Don Quixote is just about complete, it was time to move onto idea number two. I had decided in January to do “Music Through the Ages”, focusing on a variety of tshirt designs and a poster primarily. I find it interesting that, while music has progressed, from LPs to Cassettes to CDs to MP3s, it has started returning to LPs as their popularity has been re-discovered. The concept is that each of the four characters is listening to the next evolution in music, until you get to the MP3 player-person, who’s headphones’ cord will wrap all the way around the back of the tshirt and connect into the back of the turntable on the other side of the shirt. By the end of this, I’ll not only have a neat poster, but five tshirts– one with all four and one for each select person.
Anyway, these are the sketches. It has already moved into finalization, so I’ll have pictures of that up before long. 🙂