Tuesday, July 29, 2014

*gasp* More Stickers?

Welp, yesterday I came to the realization that this is my last full week to create things for my table in Otakon's Artist Alley, and I am freaking out. There's still so much I want to make and do, plus I still need to reconfigure my entire display and table set up.

I may or may not be an utter wreck... (but if I am, I'm very good at hiding it. Notreally.Ihaven'twashedmyhairinforever.)

I've been really happy with the quality of my larger vinyl stickers (Don't worry video review is coming soon), and they've already been selling really well in my etsy shop, so I ordered some more!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Broken Phones and Carnival Themed Posters

Welp, my phone's touchscreen magically broke so I am phone-less for the next few days. I still get all my messages, alerts, and alarms, but I can't access any of them. Apparently the connector that holds the touchscreen mechanism to the circuit board broke off and the entire phone needs to be replaced. My new phone should arrive in a day or two, but I decided to go cold turkey n the meantime.

It mainly stinks because I use it to take photos while I'm at work.

Lately I've been working on these 12"x18" posters for a Church's Bible Camp that is using a carnival theme. It's been a lot of fun. Check out more posters under the cut.

Monday, July 21, 2014

First sticker is now on etsy!

Although it's just one, it's available! I'll have more up very soon, but I am super happy with the quality of these stickers.

More photos under the cut!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Both of my sticker orders arrived!

Oh man, I couldn't be happier with these stickers. I'm going to make a video post about these two sticker companies sometime next week. Hopefully the review and information will be helpful for those of you looking to order stickers for cons and etsy shops.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Menus always make me hungry

More things I get to do at work. A new Jamaican restaurant just opened up in our area and they needed a menu, so this is what I came up with.

To keep costs down the menu is 8.5" x 11", single sided, and it currently has no bleed. If the menu ever expands it might need to be double sided, but for now one side works well.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

We seek the grail!

All three pieces are complete, I don't think I'll make the grail for Otakon, but I do want to make something to represent Chibi Usa, maybe Luna P? Or maybe her little heart wand...not too sure.

If you look through my older posts you can see that the mirror has changed a little bit. I think it still needs some tweaking before I print them up.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Work-Work (Stuff I do at my 9-5 job)

Being a graphic designer at a print shop means that the majority of my day is spent remaking or reworking preexisting business cards.

This is one for a fancy bridal shop. I feel like my design is an improvement, but we'll see how the client feels about it tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Gotta Represent My Favorite Scouts!

Neptune and Uranus are my favorite scouts ever. They are badass, sophisticated and sarcastic. I had to represent them in sticker form for Otakon, but their transformation wands are so....bulky. Instead, I decided to go with their weapons, I will be making Pluto's next, and maybe I'll make the Holy Grail in the near future, but this way I'll have most of the Outer scouts represents for Otakon this year.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wegaroons! Flavored Macarons from Wegman's Bakery (Part 2)

Macaron 6-pack- Wegman's: Cherry Hill, NJ

I took a ton of photos today and I'll be writing a bunch of posts tomorrow so that the posting schedule will be back on track starting today!

Okay, let's finish off these macarons!

Otakon Artist Alley Map Announced!

I was just asked about my placement in artist alley yesterday and I just got the email today!

If you're attending this year's Otakon in Baltimore be sure to stop by my table to say hi! I'm really excited to be selling at Otakon's Artist Alley again, and I'm thinking about applying for more cons in the future. Any suggestions?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Outer Scout Weapons WIP

Why do the outer scouts have such lame transformation wands? Since I really hate how their wands look, but they are my favorite scouts, I have to represent them somehow. So, I decided to make Uranus and Neptune's weapons instead. I might make Pluto and Saturn after Otakon, but their weapons are too complicated and long for me to turn into stickers right now.

Sorry, I thought you were cheese...

Charlotte pin is all done and available in my etsy shop!

Charlotte's crazy snake-like form is my favorite! I've mentioned this before, but I like the multi-colored eyes remind me of Sid & Marty Krofft . It's creepy, but cute, and there is this psychedelic drug-trippy quality to the witch scenes that reminds of the Krofft's old live action puppet shows.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Stickers Finally Arrived!

I ordered stickers from two different companies to see how the quality and services compare, so once I get my second order of stickers from my other source I plan on making a video comparing the two.

For now I am really happy with the first batch that arrived.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stuff I do at work

I don't just make Sailor Moon Stuff ya' know..
A local Rock & Roll Memorabilia and Merchandiser wanted a new shirt for their employees and customers, so these are a few options I whipped up for them at work today.

They ended up going with a variation of the first shirt in the top row, with white ink on a purple shirt, but I preferred the 3rd shirt on the top row. (With a bit of tweaking of course.) I thought that design would look really cute distressed on a baseball style tee. (Where the sleeves are colored but the body is white.)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Star Power Makeup!

After file errors, and a lightning storm knocking out my power, I finally finished these transformation wands. I'll be making them into stickers later this week!

Also, the star wands are the cutest wands. The crystal uniforms are better, but the transformation wands look so chunky and silly. I might make them at one point, since I want to make Uranus and Neptune's especially, but the star wands look so much cooler.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Progress! Sort of...

So I started making the inner scouts' crystal transformation wands, and just as I finished Mars' when the program crashed. I had been periodically saving, so I wasn't too worried, but when I opened the file up it seems to have been backlogged somehow. All of the work that appeared says it was last saved on the 3rd, and I have saved and closed the file since then, so I'm not sure what happened.

I was able to finish Mars' wand, but only as a flat un-editable JPEG. See the finished work and my thoughts on the new Sailor Moon Crystal series under the cut.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Let the countdown begin!

Although I am worried that the 3D animation and lazy shading will leave me disappointed, I’m still excited! (Transparent.)