Batman! Ink sketch

these little 4×6 drawings have been so much fun.  Another convention coming up this weekend.


    

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Wondercon: exhibiting and visiting. 

“Wow!”         ….I can’t think of any other way to start this post and describe this convention.   First I’d like to point out that we really didn’t get the warmest of welcomes. Actually, compared to some of the cons in AZ, it was a terrible welcome.   But as an exhibitor I was, in no way, prepared for the massiveness of this convention.  After realizing how massive and important this convention is, I suddenly felt very small over in the corner at my little “Artist Alley” table.  Once I got a hold of myself I realized that this weekend was going to be amazing.   Wondercon kicks ass,  and also kicked my ass

At first I was a little offended when I heard one con employee refer to the crowd as the “sheeple.”  Once I saw the size of the crowd I understood where he was coming from.

The massive crowd began roaring when the announcer came on the PA and said (the convention floor is now open). It shook the walls.   if I had to compare it to something, I would say it was like the first time you heard the dinosaur roar in Jurassic park.  Frightening.

Well.  Three amazing days go by.  I take a ton of pictures.  I did really well exhibiting in artist alley.  But even more importantly, I learned so much and I got tons of information and experience about being successful in the future.

Upcoming conventions where you ca find me:

small one in tucson April 18th.

Phoenix comic-con may 28th.

For now, please enjoy these following pictures I took at wondercon. 🙂

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this was a small portion of the crowd an hour before it opens
hulk artist  alley srawing snetch.
striking a pose at the booth
death star. starwars  star wars.  sketching. art.
sketching at the con, i actually ended up giving this away.
commission i did for a fan. this is one of my favorite characters from my all time favorite game. cloud strife
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a batman drawing i did for the con. sold it for $20 🙂

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these were some amazing figure sculptures
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my boys having a light saber battle
wondercon comic-con cosplay characters marry poppins
i freaking loved these two. they were absolutely perfect.
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arent these two cosplayers cute
vivi final fantasy cosplay
the absolute best cosplay ever. i fell in love with this person. absolutely epic. this costume made the whole convention for me

A tribute to Leonard Nimoy

well, I suppose I’ll start out by confessing the fact that I am not the biggest fan of the original Star Trek series.  However, I love Star Trek The Next Generation.  I really think it’s similar to the dynamic of some Doctor Who fans who never really watched the original doctors, but still love the series.

That being said I want to point out that I think Spock is awesome. The Vulcan character is a great, iconic character.  An amazing role model and the hero of many.  

So when I heard that Leonard Nimoy had passed my heart broke a little.   I learned a little more about the man, and he really is a legend.  

I sometimes spend days trying to come up with an awesome concept, something I know I’m going to love to draw, but also something that I know people will love to see.   But I didn’t struggle with this concept.   I jumped right into this drawing.   I hope you all like it.  

Comic Convention artist displaying my art and booking custom drawings and commissions.

I am back home from Tucson.  Kids are in bed, everyone’s got school tomorrow, but I have lot’s of drawing ahead of me. The Tucson Comic Convention was a huge success. It was not nearly as huge as the Phoenix Comicon but the attendees were just as awesome.  The cosplay was great.  and there were tons of great artists there too.   I sold a lot of prints at the convention, but I also booked several quick commissions.  I also finally put up a display behind me where I could show some more of my art including several originals, and a giant cutout of Chewbacca     Image

 

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I was asked to do a lot of custom sketches from Doctor Who, Mario Brothers to the video game “The Last of Us.”  But the most fun I had was when someone asked me to do a sketch of them as a super hero.  One family asked me to draw there little boy as Thor, and another kid asked me to draw him as the joker.  I only charged $20 for the superhero sketch and I was drawing non stop.                                      ImageImage

 

I only charged a few dollars extra for adding color to a drawing like this one of a child’s head on THOR’S body. I really enjoyed doing these commissions on the fly.  It sparked something for me, and I hope I can start booking more quick sketches like this.  

I was also asked to do several drawings of characters from video games and tv.  My favorite was the Adipose from Doctor Who.

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A 7 year old boy walked up to me and asked if I’d draw Bowser for him. It was awesome! It made him so happy!  Usually I tell people to walk around and come back in 15 or 20 minutes and I’ll have the sketch done for them.  This little guy asked if he could stand there and watch while I draw.  Well, of course he could! and he didn’t take his eyes off the drawing.  

 

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This is from the game called “THE LAST OF US”  I have actually never played this game before, but the girl that asked me to draw it described it to me.  Sounds amazing, you can also check out some reviews and game play on youtube.  I think it is kind of like “resident evil,” but I’m not quite sure.  The game seems to have a really serious plot and I don’t want any spoilers so after watching 5 minutes of game play I turned it off.  

Thanks again for all the support, and to everyone that made it out to the convention.  I was surprised at how many attendees traveled from PHoenix to Tucson for this convention.  THe next big AZ con will be “Amazing Arizona Comicon” in January.   So the countdow begins for that!  I’ll be posting more photos and more art.  Several prints, originals, and custom drawings are always available, check out my blog and website.  Drop me a line, I’d love to talk about the art, And I love starting new projects. 

 

 

Chocobo on the loose. From Final Fantasy!

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Lot’s of excitement with the up-coming events.  “”I’ve got so much time and so little to do… wait a minute, strike that, reverse it…”” Enjoy this drawing of a Chocobo from the iconic game series “Final Fantasy.”   If anyone is interested in purchasing a print please contact me.  I will be setting up a shop online once I return from the convention.  

Yoda on the Rise, a colored pencil drawing of Yoda levitating.

Custom drawing example by andrew horvath.  drawing, artist, original art, by freelance artist andrew horvath
Levitating Yoda            By: Andrew Horvat

This is a drawing of a levitating Yoda.  I wanted to create the drawing in my own style, while also still representing Yoda and all his vast awesomeness.   What do you think?