I am positive most of you have noticed I do have a strong tendency to not update these journals over a long period of months ,I can get rather lazy on social media because I like to keep myself creativity busy and not talk about my personal life that much, however I do want to make more of an effort to connect with you guys on line and hopefully from todays journal post I can start to execute some of those changes to my presence on the internet . Anyway lets begin this post with the convention scene.
BUCK 2016 retrospective/ future Conventions
If you were not aware I have just recovered from vendoring at BucK 2016 last weekend (9th to the 10th of april) This honestly was one of the best vendoring experiences I ever had not saying that Bronycon last year was not amazing, But the reason I enjoyed this a lot more was because I got to interact and meet in person artists like and . most of us had a pizza party and talked about literacy anything, it was so much fun and I may have got me old sketchbook out a few times during our social time to capture the silliness. And to top it off I did not do that badly at my stall either a lot of my old stock went and I got to draw a total of 27 OC drawings over the two days most involving Bucks mascot Britannia hugging ponies and bats. This year indeed has marked the end of Buck but the memories people and guests I have meet over the four years have been a blast, its a cliche thing to say but its so true .
other conventions I have put myself down for this year include Ponycon UK in october , Brony Scott in november, MCM Birmingham and a London geek con called Nine Worlds in August. Will keep you updated on the status regarding each of these cons as they come.
If you cannot wait and want to check out the prints I sell at cons I have an Etsy store where you can find them and a few other bits of my personal art. www.etsy.com/uk/people/JowyStu…
The big projects
Cartoon Title card series
These have slowed down a lot since last year This has been due to other projects cropping up and my interest in it has swayed because of this. I do apologise for the delay in updates considering new and old episodes. But I do have a number of drafts and unfinished cards that I plan to compete in the next few months at least to bring the series back up to speed.
My ongoing comic project about the internet becoming a living reality
Since january I have been working hard to get issue 2 done and possibly 3. The updates have been far and few between so not to spoil anything about the story and characters at the same time I have had con preparation to do that made me push it aside for a few weeks.
The timeframe for the next issues completion could be another 2 months.
This is more of an excuse for me to share my crazy characters and the world they live in, no real goal. I have had many ideas and concepts for my own cartoons for years and now this year I plan to devote as much free time to this as I do to my mlp art.
Keep in mind all these projects have no schedule because my imagination is always coming up with 1000 new ideas at once and theres no telling where it will take me and what I will focus my spare time on. I have a good mental timetable I make each week to make sure I reach my personal goals This way I can relax with the art I enjoy outside all this work.
I have a bit of commission work going on outside the internet that I currently cannot talk about for confidential reasons and the respect of my clients, but these will be revealed later on in the year if all goes well.
- I Would like to start doing a weekend live stream/Picarto showing my WIP of the sketches and Art I create every week.
- I have planed to launch a Patreon page soon for not only my fan art but personal work that includes the Humanization.com comic.
- Like I said at the start I wish to be more active on social media sites communicating much more about my creativity and been a lot more open about my interests and artistic influences .
A lot of this stuff could be considered just trivial and obvious for artists online to do, But I believe I need to test the waters and see What I can accomplish when I send that bit more time updating online after I occasionally lose the energy or passion to draw. Which happens to everyone even professionals like me.
Any how guys thats it
until my next journal entry LATERS
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