My New Studio!

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I now have a dedicated space for my art and craft work! Yay!

On Saturday I started moving my computer and supplies into the studio. Mostly everything in there now – it’s just not organized yet. This part of the process will most likely take a little while as I figure out what the most important supplies to have out are… Once I get the room setup I will snap another picture. 🙂

I am really happy to have the opportunity to grow into a better artist. Nothing is stopping me from creating now except myself. (Time to stop thinking and start doing!)

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

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Countdown to Youmacon!

The countdown to Youmacon has begun! Only five days left until the big day and I have a lot yet to do! Over the next few days I will be posting a representation of items that will be offered at the convention this year.

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Ribbon Bell

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Silly Soot Sprite Cell Charm

 
Remember: Youmacon runs from the October 31st through November 3rd! I will be in the Artist’s Alley in Cobo on the 1st and the 2nd! Hope to see you there!

Healthy vs Unhealthy

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As an artist and crafter, my hands are my most important tools and when they are not working, well, imma-in-a-lotta trouble. This picture shows what happens to my adorable Tako-sans when my hands aren’t working properly – they get big and fat. (Nuuuuuu~!)

Last month I traded working in fast food for deli work to assist with my hand health – but it turned out that it was even worse on my hands. *facedesk* *facedesk* *facedesk* I am now thrilled to announce that I won’t have to worry about my hands quite so much after this Friday because I’m trading my deli position for a desk job!!! 😀 So happy!

So hopefully there will be less fat Tako’s and more normal ones being added to the convention stockpile from now on!

Wrong Illustration Type?

While I was journaling earlier this morning it suddenly dawned on me that maybe the reason I haven’t gotten very far with comic creation is because I’m really not a cartoonist. Maybe my strength is actually in a different book, a children’s book, namely a picture book.

When I thought about it that way, some things about my art habits started making sense. In particular, whenever I plot out stories, it’s never in panels and rarely in sequential art – it’s usually a picture with text. Also, black and white doesn’t motivate me in the least. Color does.

Illustrating picture books also falls in line with where I want to go in life. I want to settle down and have a family someday. Being a manga artist really isn’t child friendly. However, a picture book illustrator is. Just like when I realized that I was a traditional artist – it just feels right.

Now on to the hard part: soul searching, prayer, research and possibly development…

Cheers. ;3