Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Heroes Con 2012 Wrap-Up

I had a fantastic time at this year's HeroesCon in Charlotte.  It was my first time officially setting up at a Con so I kind of knew what to expect but not really. I've done the sketch cards for Rittenhouse but otherwise my exposure has been pretty limited.  I decided to give it my best and have fun no matter what and if I spent the whole weekend just drawing for fun and taking time to walk around and enjoy it that'd be great.

What I didn't expect was that I'd end up heads down doing con sketches and talking with folks stopping by almost solid for the first 2 full days of the con - and it was awesome!  For anyone here or who got a card from me with my DA site on it - thank you so much for stopping by and I'm glad you found your way over here.  It was fantastic to meet so many cool folks and it was great to get a chance to draw / sketch for several of you. 

Huge thanks also to my "corner neighbor" :iconmannycartoon: who gave me some great advice both on set-up and planning for future conventions as well as art supply tips.  He was doing some fantastic cartoon sketches and caricatures of folks as their favorite character so if you get a chance go check out his page over on DeviantArt.

I've put most the sketches I did at the con up on my DeviantArt page (http://jedidad.deviantart.com) but here are a couple of the con sketches below.

So, the Con was a ton of fun and several folks asked if I'll be attending Baltimore in the fall and the answer there is 'no but maybe next year'.  At this point I'd like to do a couple more but they'll most likely be smaller conventions in NC or nearby, but I'll definitely consider something further away as 2013 rolls around.

Also, several folks asked me if they could email me about commissions - my answer at the Con was 'yes', I will take commission requests, but as most artists will tell you - rates will be different for a full commission vs. a con sketch since i'll have more time and be able to do more with it.

I'll be updating this blog in the coming week or so with commission info for folks interested (and again, sorry the blog wasn't on my card - I just recently got it started).

Again, thanks all for coming out and hope to see you again next year!

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