Well, it may be two weeks well after the fact, but I had a pretty decent time at WonderCon 2013 Anaheim
. And actually did quite a bit of on-the-spot commission work; nothing too elaborate, mostly sketches and some rushed inks. But that couldn't be helped, as most of my costumers had only one-day passes for the convention.
What was surprising was the large number of children and young teens (and their parents) who came to me and my buddy Hawanja's
) table as said customers. Almost as if they knew I was a friendly mythical troll in man-form, as opposed to your somewhat typical, negative human artist who wouldn't tolerate their various requests.
Not that I am a true troll of Scandinavian descent...yes, for I'm completely one-hundred percent human...*sweets nervously while his secret troll eyes scans around the room in turn*.
The previous sketch featuring a random Demoness
) was immediately followed up by one of a buxom blond angel, since the next customer was also a teenage boy, requesting the contrast.
And as much as I love drawing sexy female demons, there's something about buxom blond angel ladies that appeal to me just a tad more. And needless to say, the customer for this commission was very pleased with the finished results.
I'm actually quite tempted to do a separate, full-colored illustration featuring this nameless angel in the possible future. But I'v got enough original gal characters that needs my loving attention, and as such, this desired concept is unlikely.
Forgive me, top-heavy saint sent from above.