Fan*ey Packs! Cats! And Cons!

Oh My! (This is said with a George Takei voice, BTW)  So many things in the works! So excited! Exclamation point! 

Sneak Peek! :)

Sneak Peek! :)

Here's a little rundown of what's coming up!

September 22 - Fan*ey Packs are rolling out!  

I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in this month's Fan*ey pack from one of my favorite places...  Fan*Alley!  I'm so excited!!  The theme this month is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  And it was so much fun to create new and exclusive things for it!  Sign-ups are still open, but there are only a few more boxes left!  Sign up HERE to pre-order!

This is just a placeholder cat.  Submission sneak peeks to come!

This is just a placeholder cat.  Submission sneak peeks to come!

October 3 - aka CATober/Famous Cat Gallery! 

And to continue this theme of awesomeness... I'll be participating in a gallery/event dedicated to our lovely feline friends.  The Famous Cat Gallery opens from 12pm - 9pm on Caturday, October 3rd at Fan*Alley!  And their shop neighbor Tin & Velvet will be holding a fun event as well! Check out their Instagram page for more updates.  

November 21, 22 - Designer*Con!!!!

If you haven't already heard... Designer*Con is coming up again this November!  It will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center November 21-22!!!  My awesome friend Diana and I have a ton of ideas in the works.  Plans are being made.  Maniacal laughter is ensuing.  Good times all around!  The "official" facebook invite is COMING SOOOONNNNN... 

 

Diana and Grace at Designer*Con 2015!  

Diana and Grace at Designer*Con 2015!  

Friday Nights...

Friday nights are made for doodles.  Here's a quick 10 minute sketch in Photoshop using this fan-freakin-tastic custom brush by Marco Caradonna.  

Quickie sketch in Photoshop CC.  Custom brush by http://www.macalabs.com/

Quickie sketch in Photoshop CC.  Custom brush by http://www.macalabs.com/

I finally made the leap and upgraded to Adobe Creative Cloud... And it's my preciousssssss (Gollum voice).  Funny how I just can't live without Adobe anything on my OS.  Creative Cloud is pretty friggin' great.  And I can't wait to learn more about the different software and features. 

I'm in design-nerd heaven~

Words are hard...

Hey... It's Grace... And it's been a ridiculously long time since I last posted a "real" blog?  :\  

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hey... 

Like embarrassingly long...  Pretty much a whole month...    

so...

so...

I don't have any excuses.  I really should have a better handle on posting regularly...  

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But, hopefully these random faces (that are pretty accurate and true to life, I might say!) will suffice as an apology to my blog.  I am working on something for the upcoming Halloween Show at A Little Known Shop (follow them on Facebook!).  

It's going to be traditional graphite...  Which is a nice change of pace to staring at a computer.  And... here's a little sneak peek!  

So many cats!!!!  

So many cats!!!!  

I'm really happy with how it's turning out so far... And I might just post a few in-progress pics as I get further along.  

Hope you all are enjoying what's left of the weekend! 

P.S. Words are hard... 

 

Quite obsessed with Kieren Walker

(aka Luke Newberry)  I can't stop thinking about his little puppy face!!!  Argh!!  

Why?  Why is your puppy face so adorbs??

Why?  Why is your puppy face so adorbs??

If I haven't already obsessed at you...  This is my little chibi doodle of Kieren Walker who is the protagonist of the BBC show In The Flesh.  As you may have surmised from his creeper-eyes (of adorableness) he is of the "zombie" type. 

But don't judge the mini-series by its cover.  At the heart of it, the story and the show goes beyond the grave (ha~) and it really focuses on Kieren's experience as a Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer who is trying to integrate back into his small town.  Unlike other "zombie" tropes, this show is quiet, introspective, and really tells more about the human condition and how we react to the "other".  

Argh!! I love it so much...

Ok bye!

 

#SDCC2014

The days seem to be going by faster and faster each year... It's going to be August in just a few minutes, and it will be another year until the next Comic Con!

Day one!  Waiting in line for Ballroom 20!  Man it was hot!  Exclamation point!

Day one!  Waiting in line for Ballroom 20!  Man it was hot!  Exclamation point!

As some of you know, San Diego Comic Con was held at the downtown convention center (& its surrounding Gaslamp area) last week.  

It has now become tradition as we sat around our computers many months ago... (& DID NOT hit refresh! *cough* Big Bang Theory *cough*) for the struggle known only as "Pre-Registration".

(dun... dun... dunnnnnn...)

Day 2 was panel day in Ballroom 20.  Lots of surprisingly hilarious panels & panelists, and also a lot of good downtime in between to sit and doodle.  

Day 2 was panel day in Ballroom 20.  Lots of surprisingly hilarious panels & panelists, and also a lot of good downtime in between to sit and doodle.  

By some magical miracle, it was my computer that was able to jump on the queue that fateful Saturday morning.  And for the first time since the first time in 2008, we bought 4-day passes!  I almost couldn't believe my luck.  Four whole frickin' days!!  It was unheard of!! (Not really, but kind of...) Needless to say we were pretty excited.

Day 3!  Random shaved-head guy!  And just kidding Korra!  I don't know why I can't draw a decent picture of her...

Day 3!  Random shaved-head guy!  And just kidding Korra!  I don't know why I can't draw a decent picture of her...

Fast forward to July 24, as we arrived at the hallowed halls of the San Diego Convention Center, my husband, my friend Lorance, & I embarked into the first (of many, many, many) lines that weekend, and waited patiently as the hard-working escalators & volunteers helped us ascend into the arena of badge pickup!  Which is actually one of the most efficient parts of any con I've ever experienced.  (I'm lookin' at you AX!!)

Meager attempt at Captain America, Steve Rogers.  

Meager attempt at Captain America, Steve Rogers.  

And so began our 7th annual celebration of the popular arts.  We've only gone for a few years, but I feel that it's grown exponentially since the first time.  There weren't too many things that I really *had* to see.  And honestly, it's better that way, because I am terrible at waiting in line for longer than an hour.  And it also guarantees that my disappointment is kept at a minimum.  

This year's theme was "waiting for panels", but it wasn't all bad and was an overall fun time.  Sunday was probably my favorite as it redeemed a lot of the missed opportunities from the previous days.  

Not only did NerdHQ deliver some top-notch panels at PETCO park all weekend, but all proceeds benefit Operation Smile.  Again, with magical luck on my side, the weekend tapered off with a FABULOUS talk featuring Joss Whedon (who called in since he had just gotten surgery), but also Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Chloe Bennet, Seth Green, and Liam McIntyre.  And then after that, we were able to see the ridiculously hilarious and good-looking cast of Supernatural -- Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard.  (moderated by the equally hilarious and good-looking Aisha Tyler).

Always a good time to get back into the nerdy things...  I can't wait for next year!  Here's hoping my ticket-acquiring luck carries over!  And just to prolong the nerd-high a little longer... Here, have an old Batgirl doodle!  Does this count as a #TBT?  

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