I mentioned this briefly, but this past winter I went to Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan for a short abroad program at Kanazawa University. During the program I had a short 3 day home stay with a Japanese family. It was super nerve-wracking, and honestly I expected never to see them again.
ONE OF MY HOST SISTERS CONTACTS ME ON FACEBOOK TO SAY... SHE IS VISITING THE AREA FOR SIGHTSEEING AND WAS WONDERING IF SHE COULD STAY AT MY HOUSE................
I was super freaking out about this, but when I told my mom she was HYPE and all for it. So for the 2nd and 3rd of July, my host sister from Japan is coming to visit! NICE!!! Hopefully I'll get the chance to get to know her a bit better (I was way too shy and nervous during the first home stay, haha;;;). It'll also be a good chance to practice Japanese.... :^)
I'm just hoping I'll be entertaining enough for her, haha. She's 29 years old, so a bit older than me... and also probably not an Otaku Nerd fool........
BUT YEAH! That's the most exciting piece of news going on for me right now. I'M GONNA BE GETTING CRITIQUED ON MY SHORT STORY DRAFT TOMORROW, THOUGH, WISH ME LUCK......!!!!!! ahahadlskfjalsjfdm i'm gonna be dead tomorrow. orz
Mood: Excited and a little anxious
HEY!! So I finally heard back from Anime USA this morning (a month after my birthday. nice). And I got into the artist alley! YAY...!!!!!! If anyone in the DC area is considering going... come say "hi" 2 me.... B) It's actually kinda funny, I had a dream that I checked my e-mail and I got it. Which is usually a bad sign because those kinds of dreams usually aren't right, haha;;; BUT HEY! IT'S ALL GOOD. Now I just need to seriously buckle down and add more art to my set of prints. I'm thinking of adding a lot more stickers from various fandoms, and also some prints from Haikyuu!!, PMMM, and Sailor Moon (?? random assortment of things.) I also want to draw something for Ping Pong: The Animation even though it's like the most obscure anime............ (but really good come on guys.)
Also, I got some commissions this past week, so that's a good thing. BUT WHAT'S SCARY/EXCITING IS THAT SOMEONE WHO'S COMMISSIONING ME ATM ALSO WANTS TO HIRE ME AS A MORE FULL-TIME ARTIST FOR THEIR GAMING/COSPLAY/IDK WEBSITE...??? My sister knows this dude in person and also writes for this website, so it's not like I'd be getting hired by a total stranger. It's just kinda concerning because of working on con stuff.... but I think it's probably doable since he just wants me to draw chibis and stuff which are pretty easy. BUT YEAH. MONEY...!!!!! If I make enough money this summer, maybe I'll be able to pay for the con and everything on my own without my parents' help. >:Y ~*~ADULT~*~
With all this stuff going on, I might need to put some of my cosplay plans on hold. I might just do the Kyubey costume for Otakon since I've already started it. ALAS, OTHER COSTUMES..... some other time, I guess.
BUT YEAH, THAT'S THE EXCITING TURN OF EVENTS GOING ON HERE.... AND I'VE EVEN GOT MY SUMMER CLASS NEXT WEEK, AHAHA;;; Too much all of a sudden. July should be a bit calmer, I hope. ;u;7 HOPE Y'ALL HAVE A GREAT SUMMER.....!!!
Hey guys! Happy summer! For me, anyway. B) I've been on break for about a week and a half, now. I'm gonna try to draw more this summer to make up for my lack of activity last semester. ;0;/ But anyway here's some updates and stuff.
1) I've opened COMMISSIONS up for the summer! :^) Even if you can't/don't want to buy anything, it'd really help me out if you reblog the commission post, if you have a tumblr..... I FEEL LIKE I'M BEING ANNOYING, but I really do need exposure. ;u;7 SO YEP, THERE'S THAT... Feel free to PM me if you have questions, btw.
2) I'm working on opening up an online shop on storenvy! I haven't finished setting it up yet, but I expect it to be available sometime this/next week. I'll be selling the extra prints, keychains, and stickers from Animore. ;o
3) I've applied for Anime USA and I'm gonna re-apply to Nekocon later this month. REALLY HOPE... I GET IN... idk what the chances are like, though;;; I'll probably just register for Animore's artist alley again when the time comes. I wish I knew the secrets of how to get into cons................... maybe I just need to make some anime con artist friends so I can booth with them. -u-/;;; I also think I'mma try to apply for Katsucon in June b/c I've gotten over my fear of ~*~AMAZING ARTISTS~*~ and JUST WANT TO SELL MY EXTRA MERCH.... :^| But yeah, there's that.
4) Would anyone be interested in doing a comment spree/slam/whatever thing? I feel like they've been going on every year or so with Aryia's from last year, and my day-long one from two years ago. I thought it might be a fun way to start the summer. :^) If anyone's interested, let me know...!! Also let me know how many days you'd be interested in the comment event lasting. I was thinking for the rest of the month, but idk if that's too long.
But yeah, that's everything as far as updates go. Hope everyone has a good summer! And if you're still in class, GOOD LUCK WITH FINALS!! :^)
mood: I want to draw but idk what...
I REALLY WANNA PRACTICE LIKE POSES AND STUFF RIGHT NOW, BUT. Idk how to find poses I want to draw.
I know posemaniacs is a thing and a good reference site, but I just... don't like working off of their models... idk, it's just the fact that they're not real people and these strange MUSCLE BEINGS that makes me not want to draw from posemaniacs. I know it's important to understand muscle structure, but still. """"orz
I also really wanna practice expressions off of real people's expressions, but idk. REFS. I'm lazy.
Idk where I'm going with this. I mostly just wanted to whine about the fact that I can't find any refs I want to draw, haha. xD Maybe it's just the fact that I feel weird looking up stuff to draw, idk.
BUT YEAH... maybe send me some pose refs or face refs, if you're willing to...? It can be of anyone, maybe like celebrities and people that you like. idk. IDK!!! I just want to practice, and I'm too embarrassed to look up refs. orz (??? I don't get it either, waughlkd)
Okay yeah. Sorry for showing up out of nowhere to post this, haha;;; I'LL GO POST SOME ART IN MY OTHER WORLDS NOW, SINCE I HAVEN'T DONE THAT IN A WHILE. ;u;> I'll also post about animore eventually.
OH! I'll also be chilling at KATSUCON next weekend!! :^D Aw yeh.
Mood: Studying hoo hoo...
Heyo! My first artist alley booth was this past weekend! :D I don't have a ton of time right now, but I'll try to post more about it this coming weekend, when I have some free time. >:Y Overall it was a good experience, but a little slower than I expected because of the IMMENSE AMOUNTS OF SNOW THAT CAME THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC AREA...
But yeah, more about that later.
On a completely unrelated note... I really hate 90's fashion. "orz I KNOW THIS CAME OUT OF NOWHERE, BUT... This is something I think about when I try to imagine what Gabe, Stefan, and Noland were like in high school. Especially Gabe. I have no idea what kind of EDGY FASHION existed in the 90s except like... grunge, I guess? And that looked like, idk...
??? Maybe? I was barely alive in the 90s. But I'm not about that greasy looking long hair, yo.
And then everything else I'm finding is like,
Why do all the dudes look like literal squares. EVERYTHING LOOKS... SO BOXY... AND LARGE. Look at the sleeves on the dude on the far right! WHAT THE HECK, MAN! THE T-SHIRT MIGHT BE TOO BIG FOR YOU IF IT'S REACHING YOUR ELBOWS...
So yeah. I'm just like... idk what Gabe and Stefan would look like in the 90s, these fashion trends are just beyond me. "orz Maybe I just need to do more searching and actual research. -u-/
ANYWAY. Enough about that. Gotta do some homework, yo. ;o