GenCon Indy [ReCap]

By far GenCon 2012 was the best yet. For the first time since I started doing shows I was actually ready, I got everything finished that I wanted to have done, no rushing around at the last minute like a chicken with my head cut off!

I’m just going to link to my GenCon 2012 photo album on my facbook because really don’t want to have to upload and code all of the photos.
[ GenCon 2012 Photos ]
Also here is one of the bags I did for the Nerdherderspodcast.com.

I want to Thank everyone that made it out to my booth and bought a print, original sketch or one of the framed paintings on my wall.


If you have plans to be at Dragon*Con my friend’s husband is going and he’ll be putting out some freebie postcards from me that also has an exclusive coupon for my Etsy store. So be on the look out.

Countdown has begun!

34 days till GenCon… 25 Days to finish all of the work I’ve been working on.

• I’m currently working on a painting that, till I actually started painting it was turning out really nice, then the board started falling apart. I’m desperately trying to make it work, so much went into the line work, that starting over isn’t an option.

• I started ‘The Chase‘, still need to refine the line work then it’ll be ready to paint.

• I have a little goth girl character my friend Holly’s daughter ‘Gabby’ that I really want to get done.

• I’d like to do some Game of Thrones Fan Art if there’s time.

• I’d like to have another sketchbook to offer again this year but… I’m not sure that’s going to happen.

• Since I have a large booth again this year I need to buy more frames to bring a whole bunch more art – last year I didn’t bring enough and had to put prints up on my wall.

Once I’ve finished the painting on the bad board I’ll post progress shots, and a little back story about the board and how Crescent really stepped up to keep a long time customer happy.

I now have a tumblr acct and seem to post there quite a bit these days. http://conniefaye.tumblr.com/ (it also cross posts to my twitter)

New Personal Work

This little fairy was inspired by a sketchbook drawing I did the week before last.

Yesterday all I did was work on the background. I had an idea of what I wanted, I worked at it, and worked at it, but by the end of the day it was crap. I really didn’t want to have to scrap all of the work I had already put into the pencils. Since I had used liquid mask to cover the figure, I thought… Gesso! I guess it was the perfect opportunity to try something I hadn’t done before… and I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out. Yay for happy mistakes. =) After this little experiment you can bet I’ll be doing more of this.

Get ready to get your CYPHAN on!

CYPHAN is next weekend (July 29-31) I’ll be there Saturday & Sunday (due to my husbands schedule I won’t be able make it on Friday unless we can figure something out).

I will have Limited Edition prints of the badge art at my table. The prints will ONLY be available at this show, once the show is over the prints will be no longer available. If you’re interested in owning the original (which we are hoping to get signed), it will be auctioned off at The Chicago Entertainment Collectors Expo’s Grande Finale Show in September, all proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.

This is my last week to get painting and artwork done, then next week is putting together new merchandise and working in photoshop.

Last peek of my current painting, which I’m thinking of naming after the ELO song ‘Yours Truly’. I know most people aren’t going to ‘get it’, but I think it totally goes along with the theme of the painting.

It seriously needs a pop of color, I’m thinking of painting her hair white and giving her a red dress. I have a little more to paint before I actually get to working on those two things so I’ll let it roll around in the brain pan a bit longer.