Over a year ago, I believe, I read on dA about how at a con, one Marvel artist caught sight of this artist and just took him under his wing. I wanted that to be me so bad. I thought that since there was a precedence;, that there was no reason it couldn't happen to me too.
After the Lone Star CC, I looked ahead to the next conventions. I thought I had all the time in the world, and while I won't wholly say that time got away from me, as far as drawing everything I had set my mind to finishing, I regret not finishing more. **side note: in the coming weeks you'll see a Terra, Shiva, Goku/Gohan pic and hopefully more**
The summer I remember telling myself how big this was for my career. I've always believed that I needed to make a big enough noise to get noticed. Get noticed... get signed on with somebody. Anybody. Somewhere where I make a difference. Somewhere I can be happy.
San Japan was amazing. It opened up my eyes to anime conventions. Btw, I'm going back for that Saber miniature someday. I will do my best to be at that con from now on. Speaking of that, Lone Star CC, San Japan, and the ACCC are locks for me for certain from now on. I want to add consistency to my game. And the people! I met the sweetest people, including this dapper Doctor and a pretty Princess Peach. You kids know who you are.
I had little time to recover for the next con, the first ever Alamo City CC. For two months I was cramming to get anything and everything done. Three prints came out of this: my MMPR print, Captain America and Sora Vs. the Heartless. More could have been done, but I screwed up on a few and couldn't fix them in time.
The ACCC was amazing. I got to meet .... *sigh*. Gorgeous, gorgeous person. Very polite. Talk her up, if you ever get the chance. Her accent is cute too. Oh, and David Wong, who easily stole the show at our whole aisle in the AA, was just the nicest guy with a thousand and one funny stories for guests who came buy his table.
At the end of the day I got to meet an artist who actually did some Marvel work who, after looking through my portfolio of half finished works, said that I should submit my portfolio because he really liked all the stuff there. It wasn't the kind of Willy Wonka golden ticket pipe dream I had in my head, but it was close enough for me.
Now I start again as I did before. But now I have time to work on my larger, more detailed projects. Here's hoping It all goes well.