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Is it odd the one thing I'm looking forward to about going to college in a big city is a Starbucks? I don't know why, I mean, I love coffee, and I guess the idea of getting coffee at a store and working on my comics outside of the house is kind of a cool idea to me. Okay, yaw, my dreams are really simple. Alright, so where have I been? Not-too-long ago I was uploading new TFCS's pretty loyally, but I've been really busy these last couple of weaks. I had to go to Seattle this Saturday, and stayed until Sunday. That's like, a four hour drive from my small town to the big city. Still, it was fun. I went there because I was invited to a senior saturday tour at the Art Institute, and that was really cool. I went with the media art tour, and got to experience what a class was like there. Me and the other artists there got to work with the digital drawing tablets and the photoshop program that digital artists use. There were a LOT of talented artists there, and it was nice to meet them. The class was being taught by the artist who worked on Age of Empires online and some other games, and his artwork is pretty amazing, so that was cool to get to learn from him. It was really awesome to meet other artists though. I got my packet and stuff to fill out and my application that I need to sign and send in, including an essay and stuff for this portfolio scholarship I'm entering. I'm pretty good with essays, so that shouldn't really be hard for me. So needless to say I've been working very hard on trying to get in there.
Now onto stuff that people really like from me, my art. I'm on spring break currently, so I get the entire weak off. What will I be doing? Aside from filling out paperwork and such for the Art Institute, I'm getting very serious on not only my drawings, but my puppets and cosplaying. My friend wants to start up a cosplay group, and wants me to upload my tutorials on how I make my armor. The only thing special about my armor is I use a combo between cheap fabrics, practically scraps and stitch note cards that I designed as armor over them. I'll admit, it's not the fanciest cosplay armors you'll see, but if you're on a budget, I made a pear of Captain America gauntlets for a dollar, lol. As for my puppets, I want to start up an online store still, and will probably make the puppets nothing but steampunk themed. I want them to be highly detailed though, and I've been making armor pieces and stuff for them. I've always liked marionettes, just not exactly how they looked. So the whole idea for my marionette shop would be "out of the ordinary" or even "badass" puppets, since a lot of them are steampunk samurai, mechs, zombies, superheroes, and they look very gritty, and somewhat mean. So once I get about seven puppets, I'll post them on an online site I'll make soon, and they'll all be for sale. As I stated before in a previous journal entry, my puppets are made with recycled water bottles, so if you buy one of my puppets to add to your steampunk/goth collection, you'll also be helping the earth. So win win really.
As for my trip to Seattle, it was very interesting. I didn't know Comic Con was going on, if I did I would've saved up money and even brought one of my costumes. But I did go to the Pike's Place Market for the first time. That place was awesome. I loved the street performers, I loved the market itself, I thought the guys who yelled out fish orders and threw fish to eachother was awesome, and I loved the stores down below, like the puppet shop, the circus sideshow shop, the comic shop, which kind of felt hidden. That place feels like a miniature city really, it was awesome though. It reminded me of the Troll Market from Hellboy 2, but with a little less trolls.
So yaw, I hope to get into Seattle soon, I will continue to work on my art no matter what, and I hope to get somewhere with it, whether that means promoting my own puppet/cosplay studio or not. So, that's my update for now guys. Now comment down below and tell me what you've been up to!