Frequently Barked Questions
So, today marks the start of Desucon Frostbite, in Lahti, Finland (my current hometown), and I’ve been meaning to write something like this for a dang long time, so I thought I’d throw this together
If you see me drawing
In case you spot me sitting somewhere, drawing something (most probably Wurr), you’re welcome to come and chat with me. I’m not bothered with company; if I wanted to draw undisturbed, I wouldn’t draw in a convention.
I usually carry two sketchbooks with me, in addition to my comic papers (the current one I’m fillng, and the previous one I filled before that). You are free to browse through them if you wish! Just ask. Some pages might be spoilerrific which I will tape shut, so if you see two pages stuck together from the edges, please don’t open them. (There are future Wurr concepts in there, no looking.)
Also, you’re free to doodle something, like your own hello, into the sketchbook that’s currently being filled if you wish. (I have pens/pencils to borrow. ) Trading hellos into peoples’ sketchbook is an ancient Liminka school of arts tradition.
Want me to draw for you?
This is kind of a variable one, but as a general rule, if you want me to draw my paper persona (you know, the papermonkey) or a tiny raptor/troodon, just stick a piece of paper in front of me and ask. They won’t take much time.
If you want me to draw anything else, I want to get paid. I can sketch my own characters for about 5€. Drawing something else requires time, references and concentration, so I’d rather not do too much of those (I want the con to be fun for myself too), but in slow or silent moments when there’s less people around and you stay to chat with me, I might doodle something, if you provide me the paper and keep your request simple (and have few euros to give to a poor art student). I will pause to serve customers if I’m at artist alley, so it’s usually best to ask later in the day, or if I’m already sitting somewhere outside of the alley drawing Wurr. If you want me to draw, you provide the paper.
(Wanted to put this up here as well, partly to bump the previous journal out of the front page. I got a chance to come make my thesis stuff at school, so my 3D program got upgraded from Blender to Cinema 4D.)