ally's artblog. serves as a general dumping ground for all sorts of sketches, miscellaney, and finished pieces.

Stuff going in the art show that’s already matted or framed. Except for the last image, I don’t know if I’ll have that one done by Friday. There may or may not be one or two sketches, as well, depending on the space I have and what I have completed.


anthrocon new leaf presents! i’ll be giving these away and leaving small ones around the convention center this coming weekend while dressed (kinda) as my mayor! #instagram #anthrocon #acnl #animalcrossing


ass kicker #instagram #myartwork #illustration #anthro #anthroart #furry #furryart (at Kent State University)


i can’t believe it took me this long to discover graphite paper #instagram #myartwork #illustration #anthro, #anthoart #furry #furryart


mysterious #instagram #myartwork #illustration #anthro #anthroart #furry #furryart (at Laundry 101 Official Site)

Art Show Tips?

So I’ve never done the art show at Anthrocon before, but I’m doing it this year. Does anyone have any tips for packaging/displaying their art? I’m probably just going to have a handful of matted pieces, probably not bigger than 11x14 matted. I’ve seen a variety of display types while bidding on stuff in the past, including some people matting stuff, some not, some using the cellophane bags to protect their pieces, some not. It’s kind of a gamble and I’m just trying to hash out what I might need to pick up still.


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Just a quick little review. I scored some Rendr sketchbooks for super cheap at the local Hobby Lobby. I had heard coelasquid talk about them before and figured I really couldn’t lose anything by picking them up for $5 a pop.

They are absolutely 100% accurate on things not bleeding through the paper. I tested in the corner with some simply permanent markers and then the picture was done with a variety of pens and markers (prismacolor, copics, and promarkers) layered multiple times over one another with inking and coloring. The paper is really smooth and doesn’t have a lot of textured tooth, but it takes pencil very well (i sketched this with a regular non-photo blue pencil).

I took two photos of the opposite side of the paper. One without flash, to see where the image was, and one with flash to show nothing bled through. The two colored shapes in the corner are from me coloring on the opposite side of the paper to see if that would cause bleeding - it didn’t.

While I got mine cheap, I think they’re totally worth the full price. I have two of the 9x12 pads and one of the 5x8 sketchbooks (it’s bound, which i’m not the biggest fan of, but that’s a personal preference), both of which I’ll be using to practice traditional media and marker coloring on without fear of destroying paper!

I don’t know how this paper will hold up to more liquid-based media, but the reviews on Dick Blick claim that the no bleed holds up with things like watercolors and the like, but the pages will buckle. There’s also comments about a chemical smell the pages have and, while my 9x12 pads don’t have it, the 5x8 sketchbook does. I don’t find it terribly strong, but it is distinct and if you work with your face close to the pages, you’ll probably notice it more.

Anthrocon 2014 Meme

Where are you staying?

What day are you getting there?
Thursday, I believe.

How are you traveling?

Who will you be rooming with?
keeperofdreams, the Tony to my Pepper, the Bucky to my Natasha, my dumb puppy boyfriend.

How is the best way to find you?
I DON’T KNOW. Look for me?? It’s likely I’ll be mostly in the area of the Westin/Dealer’s Room most of the time. I hang out a lot in the Zoo, as well.

Are there any panels you might be attending?
Who knows. I always want to attend panels, but I’m also lazy and like to sleep in.

What do you look like?
Tall, pudgy, glasses, long red hair.

Will you be suiting?
Nah, but my boy will and he’ll AT LEAST have his Tauntaun, Jokull with him.
He might also have a Tony partial, but I ain’t got no pics of that yet.

Do you do free art?
POSSIBLY. I’m not working this con (as in, not in the artist’s alley or the dealer’s room), so I might.

Do you do trades?
MORE THAN LIKELY. I like arts.

Do you do badges?
Nah, not this year.

How tall are you?

Can I talk to you?
Be aware that I’m extremely scatterbrained and flighty at conventions. I usually have a million things going on, so if I don’t engage in decent conversation, I apologize in advance. But there’s usually more than enough times folks can find me just hanging in the zoo and stuff.

Can I touch you?
Not unless you actually KNOW me, plz. I’m not big on glomping/random hugs from strangers/that kind of stuff. I’m usually open to hugs if they’re asked for and you’re not smelly/creepy/a weirdo.

How can I find you?
See above: who fuckin’ knows. I’ll be everywhere.

Can I visit your room?
Not unless we’re already friends. Our room is our downtime/quiet space, so we don’t really have people hanging out there unless we really know them.

Can I buy you drinks?
POSSIBLY. The chances rise if it’s some kind of creme liquor or some fruity drink.

Can I give you stuff?
Yes. As a opossum, I accept shinies and trinkets.

Can I hug or snuggle with you?
Not unless we’re friends. Full stop.

Are you nice?
GENERALLY SPEAKING YES. I am also loud and ranty, so that’s a thing, too.

How long are you going?
Thursday through Sunday.

Do you have an artist table?
Not this year, praise jesus.

Will you be going to parties?
Maybe possibly? I never plan for things, so who knows.

Will you be performing?

If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Ally/Pepper/Dumb Trash Animal. I will whip my head around violently at any mention of Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, as well. That’s how to get in my good graces because sweet fucking christ I have an obsession and it is a problem.

Where will you be most of the time during the day/s?
WANDERING. Probably the Dealer’s room area and the Zoo.

What/where will you be eating?
FOOD PLACES. We eat at Hanlon’s Diner a lot, sometimes at the deli down the road from it, as well. Pizza Parma is always a stop. Basically anywhere that isn’t Fernando’s.

Can I come with you for food/fun/etc?
NOT WITHOUT INVITATION WOW. Like really, don’t invite yourself along with Tony and I to things please please please. We spend a lot of the convention just together with each other, so if we’re going to do something and don’t invite folks along, then please don’t invite yourself. BUT I solo a lot of the con, too, and I’m usually always up for company if I’m walking to get food or wandering, as long as you’re not being annoying or whatever.

Can I look in your sketchbook?

Can I draw in your sketchbook?
YES. I’ll probably have extra sketchbook stuff and markers/things along with me, too.

Can I take your picture?
AAAAAAAASK. Like I don’t really mind, but I don’t take good photos and I’ve got a fat face so.

What’s your goal(s) for the con this year?
Also, Supernatural Meetup with Mantis.


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