It's been LONG overdue for me to post a journal here on DA. Last year was definitely a busy year for me as I was working on projects for Artist Alley and at the mid to end of last year, decided to take a few commissions. Since this is the last day of my premium membership, I decided to do a journal just in case I decide against continuing my premium membership with Deviantart.
Since I had a blast with Artist Alley last year, I have decided to expand my conventions for this year. I have plans to apply for 22 conventions on the East Coast of the US. I have already been confirmed for three. This year I will be traveling as far north as Massachusetts to possibly as far south as Atlanta. So hopefully I will see some of you at these upcoming conventions. I've provided a list below of the conventions I have been confirmed for and the ones that I am/have applied to but haven't been confirmed for yet.
As for art this year, plan to see a lot more fanart chibi characters from series ranging from video games to anime and to some original chibi characters of my own. ^^ I also plan to finish up some series that I started last year like the Disney Princesses and Death Note that people have been asking a lot from me. Got a lot of art planned for this year so hopefully you will all like what I produce in the next following months.
I haven't been as active on my Deviantart as I have in the past few years. But I am not dead. If you want to chat with me or see me more active, follow me on my Twitter Account ( www.twitter.com/iprika
)or my Facebook Page ( wwww.facebook.com/iprika
). I also take suggestions as to what characters to draw in a chibi form as well as throw random challenges for free art on both of these social networks.
And lastly, I have awesome news! Last week, I launched my official site, www.paprika-studios.com
! I was so excited and while I am still working on my store, you'll be able to purchase my items that I sell at conventions at this site in the near future. So it's very exciting to me as I felt I was outgrowing my daportfolio site. ;^;
Anyways, I hope everyone is well and continues to have a great 2014! If you are having a rough year so far though, lots of hugs from me!
Attending Conventions 2014 (Confirmed)
• Ring of Fire Con (2/18 - 3/1)
• Anime Boston (3/21 - 3/23)
• Momocon (5/23 - 5/25)
Conventions Planning To Attending
• Triad Anime Con (Applied 3/14 - 3-16)
• Nashicon (Applied 4/19 - 4/20)
• Anime Central aka ACen (Waitlisted 5/16 - 5/18)
• Animazement (Aplied 5/23 - 5/25)
• Colossalcon (Applied 6/5 - 6/8)
• AnimeNext (Not Applied 6/6 - 6/8)
• A-Kon (Not Applied 6/6 - 6/8)
• Hoshicon (Not Applied 7/18 - 7/20)
• San Japan (Not Applied 7/18 - 7/20)
• Bronycon (Applied 8/1 - 8/3)
• Otakon (Not Applied 8/9 - 8/11)
• Matsuricon (Applied 8/22 - 8/24)
• Anime Weekend Atlanta ( Not Applied 9/26 - 9/28)
• Carolina Anime Day (Not Applied - ??)
• Youmacon (Not Applied 10/31 - 11/3)
• NekoCon (Not Applied 11/7 - 11/9)