I just played Bayonetta 2 and I can’t even tell y’all how much that means too me.

Also I was patiently waiting to speak with Mike Krahulik yesterday while he was talking to someone I recognized but couldn’t place, but today I realized I’m pretty sure that was Bill Trinen. HAH

About to head to my flight for San Diego Comic Con. If you happen to see me there and say hi, I have Julian Bishie stickers and mini Mass Effect prints I’m giving out to anyone that wants them! (what I look like)

About to head to my flight for San Diego Comic Con. If you happen to see me there and say hi, I have Julian Bishie stickers and mini Mass Effect prints I’m giving out to anyone that wants them! (what I look like)

karniz sent: TF2's Sniper, using #16, please~ ♥

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deerlet sent: IT WAS SO AWESOME GETTING TO BE YOUR NEIGHBOR AT SAN JAPAN!!! I hope I'll see you at future cons! ;w; thanks for being so radical ahhhh

Awwhhh thanks for being such a sweet neighbor too. ♥ I’m certain we’ll see each other again. 

I’m so glad I got to go to San Japan. I got to hang out with Robert, Anais, and bigbigtruck all weekend. On Saturday night we all went out to get dinner at a food truck park along with dusty-jack. I love food trucks and we had a good time chatting so it was like heaven. Dusty was so nice and asked me about Gods in New York and pushed me to talk about them a little bit. Afterwards I got all sentimental and spent the last hour or so of my birthday strolling around the River Walk with Robert. It’s silly but I’m glad to be 25 finally. I feel like I’m having the opposite of a quarter-life crisis. 

It felt so good to see old friends. I’m going to have to keep doing one anime con a year so I can see everyone. San Japan is definitely one I’ll be returning to. 

Here’s all the lovelies I either traded or bought goodies from:
mightier | elefluffaphelionix | hoursago | allyssinian | shakusaurus |  rockinrobindraws | scuttlebuttink | hamletmachine | deerlet | fool-errant 

and t-block who gave me the adorable Garrus, Scout, and Armin prints and the Samara and Pyro stickers as a birthday gift. Urrrrph, my darling.

Thanks everybody that dropped by. ♥ Anybody going to be at San Diego?

Two great con purchases  (at San Japan)

Two great con purchases (at San Japan)

jamiekinosian:

I’m going to be at San Japan in San Antonio next weekend tabling with bigbigtruck! Seems we’ll be pretty close to the entrance at table B15 so it should be easy to find. I’ll have my new banner of Alex and Kara. July 19th is also my birthday so I’m going to be relaxing and enjoying the con and San Antonio. ♥ I’m flying out to SDCC shortly after San Japan so I’ll be trying my best to keep my wits about me HAH.

Alright I’m heading to bed and that’s the last you’ll see of me other than maybe some random posts! I have a couple days in between San Japan and SDCC, so I probably wont be back for good until July 28th.

jamiekinosian:

I’m going to be at San Japan in San Antonio next weekend tabling with bigbigtruck! Seems we’ll be pretty close to the entrance at table B15 so it should be easy to find. I’ll have my new banner of Alex and Kara. July 19th is also my birthday so I’m going to be relaxing and enjoying the con and San Antonio. ♥ I’m flying out to SDCC shortly after San Japan so I’ll be trying my best to keep my wits about me HAH.

Alright I’m heading to bed and that’s the last you’ll see of me other than maybe some random posts! I have a couple days in between San Japan and SDCC, so I probably wont be back for good until July 28th.

anothernovelread sent: omgggggg color meme! Eiko from FF9 - palette 7! <3

I GOT MY NEW CONVENTION BANNER!

I GOT MY NEW CONVENTION BANNER!

paperbagmazoku replied to your post: I’m finally figuring out what things a…

If you don’t mind, what were your insecurities? I’m having issues myself and I wanna know how you’re eliminating yours. Ou O

Hmmm oh my. Well I’m fairly logical when it comes to solving emotional problems, so figuring out the source helps me out a lot. 

Bad mentalities that have gotten worse over the last year:
1.) My skill level doesn’t match the level of enthusiasm for my work.
2.) I draw too much fanart, the only way I’ll truly be respected is if I do more original art.
3.) Also you wont be taken seriously unless if you’ve created a comic
4.) My confidence has been rather rocky lately, which is nuts considering I used to be so strong all of the time.

Realizations that are making me feel better:
1.) My art feels good to me. I’m doing the best I can and enjoy the work I create. I shouldn’t worry about living up to the hype of those around me.

2.) Truth of the matter is, I’ve probably just heard way too many artists I  admire rant and rave against fanartists. It’s just so often they’re spoken about as lesser than and uncreative. Fanart is something that’s really dear and important to me. It’s honestly what I’m most inspired doing. I love feeling bottled up with emotions as a result of fiction I’ve experienced, and channeling it into artwork with my own perspective and style. That’s completely valid to me, and I enjoy others who do the same oh so well and full of love and integrity. That’s all that matters!!

3.) This is a dumb pressure I’ve put on myself and tbh I feel a little bit from those around me. But I’m not ready to delve deep into serious comic work. I just don’t have the proper experience with it. And at least it’s one thing I’m actually protecting myself from. I want to start Gods in New York, but I want to make sure I’m ready on my own terms

4.) This kind of sums this all up, but I’ve realized recently that I used to have such solid confidence and it’s been falling apart here and there lately. I’ve always been pretty hard on myself and keep high standards so I’ll improve, but it started tipping over to an unhealthy level. But it makes sense. It’s so much easier to be confident when nobody gives a damn. I was just myself doing artwork that I enjoyed making and didn’t worry about anyone else because there wasn’t anyone else. But now there are people that genuinely care about my artwork besides a tiny handful of people. I’m not used to it. 

Granted, I’m not a very well known artists!! I’ve just never really had much of a following for a long time, but lately insanely kind groups of people are supportive of me at cons and I’d say there’s a nice bunch of people here on Tumblr that have been keeping up with me. I’m so insanely grateful for it.

I want to be the best artist I can be for those who admire my work, but I also need to remember I need to maintain a grip on myself and keep loving and enjoying creating art the way that I do most.

miraclekid sent: Ace (OP) 17

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sorenhateseverything:

I can’t believe I get to see HamletMachine, E.K., and Jamie in the same artist alley at my favorite con

Life is good

♥♥♥

I’m finally figuring out what things are causing all of my art insecurities that have been building up for like the past year, and these things I’ve been so worried about are crumbling into nothing. It feels so good.

Hopefully I&#8217;ll get to painting a background on it

Hopefully I’ll get to painting a background on it

Reminder: San Japan, July 19 & 20

bigbigtruck:

Hey Texans (and visitors!) I’ll be at San Japan this weekend, at Artist Alley table B-15, alongside the fabulously talented Jamie Kinosian!
The convention runs Friday the 18th through Sunday the 20th but I’ll only be there Saturday and Sunday.

I’ll have copies of all 3 volumes of TJ and Amal, some prints, copies of Kung Fu Hustlers, and will be taking a few ink & sketch commissions!

S’comin’ up!