Thursday, September 25, 2014

Edmonton Expo Jitters!

The Edmonton Entertainment and Comic Expo starts tomorrow, and I haven't posted a "Other Things" post in awhile, so I thought I would include what I've been up to this past couple of months.

Yes, I have been trying to update my art and the outcome isn't that bad I think. Between helping my family at home, juggling jobs, and working on my own art a lot, it's been a slow and tedious progress. I am up to selling about ten prints now, which is better than last year, that I can say, and I'm kinda happy about it.

Here's what I have been putting together! 
You can click to expand. The posters are all 11 x 17. I do have a metallic 8.5 x 11 print of Venus available for a draw. We'll have to see how that goes!

I have been on the Sailor Moon bandwagon since the new rebooted series went viral. The newest additions are Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Mercury. I am still working up on a whole series of the scouts. Bee and Puppycat is a new and upcoming cartoon releasing in November dedicated to girls. I can't wait to see the series launch!

Miss Fortune is one of the print I sold before, but I revamped her this year, adding smaller, but significant details that I wanted. Some lighting and shading colouring was renewed. Her dress make a lot more sense now than it did before. =P

Purple self was an old idea I was playing with when creating my resume. When colouring it, I remember what a process I went through; the research, the amount of references I went through to get the shading the way I want it, was really fun.

Kerekesh is an original character by a long standing friend of mine from the UK, Chris Chatburn. Kerekesh was from the old role playing days. You can find Chris's website at, where he has an awesome blog about his art, comics, and various video game reviews.

The Techno DJs print was a promotion to a local lounge here in Edmonton. It was a lot of fun to work on.

If you think you're at least bit geeky, and find yourself at the Expo this weekend, please come by and say hi! My logo will be up on a banner in Artist Alley Section C 09-10. I will be sitting with some of the best people I know.

All of my art can be seen at My DeviantART in my gallery.



Friday, September 19, 2014

September Topbox Goodies

Indeed, I have been busy. I've been working on updating a bunch of MY ART for an upcoming expo in my hometown where I will be selling prints.

I received my September Topbox in the mail two days ago, and I've a mind to share with you what I got. =D
No make up this time around, but the whole batch isn't too bad either.
This groovy looking bottle is a Perk Up Dry Shampoo in Sea Buckthorn Berry by Amika. Dry shampoos seem to be the thing of the year, as I've seen a lot surface this past year. The formula is your universal liquid to powder spray.

Basically, dry shampoos are meant for two to three day old hair. If you didn't know, it's not exactly healthy to wash your hair every single day. A lot of regular shampoos tend to dry out your scalp, and frequent shampooing is only really necessary if your natural oil production on your scalp is super high. For in-between washes, I tend to stick to a less scented dry shampoo to absorb the extra oil.
Next, is something I already have a regular sized product of -- Bioderma's Purifying Foaming Gel. This is a gentle formula that all skin types can use. It doesn't sting the eyes, and is gentle on abrasions. I'm not too sure how much more I can keep raving about these face washes. I already love Bioderma. =P
Next, is this Visionnaire face cream by LancĂ´me. I was surprised to see this deluxe sample in my bag. The packaging is really nice. Oooh~ =P
The consistency of the formula is light and thin, and has a scent but it isn't too pungent. I don't know too much else about this face cream, but I guess we'll find out.
The last item I received is this nail lacquer called Spa Retreat by Teeez Trend Cosmetics. This is a nice shade to flash for the change of the season. I think the more "vampier" colours will be seen for autumn as a whole. The formula isn't bad, but I noticed when dried, the finish isn't exactly smooth. There were some tiny bubbles on the surface.

That's all I received from my bag this month. Here's a little extra from my sister's box...
She got a nice little box with her nail polish. This one is called Raging Ruby. It's a nice shade, but the formula for this one was very thin, and required at least three to four coats for the projected finish in the photo. Even here, you can see some of the streakiness in it.

Thanks for reading! I'll be sure to update soon after the hecticness that is convention time. =D


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Grape Icy by Revlon

I have been really loving this colour this summer.
This is 330 Grape Icy by Revlon's Scented line. It's not exactly a new colour, and I'm not sure you can get them on Revlon shelves anymore. You can grab them on Ebay though!

When dried, it smells like grape-flavoured candy or grape juice. I think I've got grape on the mind. With the new grape-scented nail polish remover pads I got the other day in my August Topbox, it seems appropriate. Mmm.... grapey. =P

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