Archive for 3D Fantasy Art

The Canterbury Mystical Market (Spring)

Posted in Artwork, Conventions, News, Promotion with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2017 by seedydeedee

I’ll have a stall at the Canterbury Mystical market this Saturday, selling my artwork and handmade crafts. Pop in and say hi if you’re about! šŸ™‚
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Kettering Comic-Con

Posted in Conventions, News, Promotion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2017 by seedydeedee

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The first ever Kettering Comic-Con is coming up onĀ 11th and 12th February 2017, and I’ll be taking my artwork along as 3D Fantasy Art. It looks set to be a blinder of a weekend – more details below and at the link here. Come along if you’re in the area!

Special Guests:

Chris Rankin – Harry Potter – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0710242/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Nick Moran – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels & Harry Potter –http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0602941/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Juliet Aubrey – Primeval – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0041411/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Comic Guests and Authors:

James McInerney – Author – https://www.facebook.com/jamesmcinerneypoetry/

Dark Pond Creations – Comic Book Creators – https://www.facebook.com/DarkPondCreations/

Sam Palmer – Comic Colourist – https://www.facebook.com/sampalmercolours/

Lee Bradley – Comic Illustrator – http://www.leebradley.com/

Activities and Exhibitions:

Life-size Hulk and Iron Man – great photo opportunity

Giant Inflatable Stay-Puft – outside ready for photos

The shooting Range – See how good you will be during a zombie apocalypse – https://www.facebook.com/theshootingrange/?hc_ref=SEARCH

The Wackey faces – face painting for all ages – https://www.facebook.com/thewackyfaces/?fref=ts

Creation Station – great for kids to create something to take home.

Silver Sabres – They will be putting on 2 shows a day (times to be confirmed) and free lightsabre fighting classes – https://www.facebook.com/SilverSabresCombatAcademy/

Martin’s Games Gaming Area – wide range of gaming (retro through to modern day) and 2 competitions a day – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxeXUVtamGrEb2k7_fuwfkA

Wild Pigeon Stop Motion – Very talented local stop motion animation –https://www.facebook.com/Wild-Pigeon-Stop-Motions-1755632491423832/

Cosplay:

Tasha – Cosplay artists and judge – https://www.facebook.com/TashaCosplayMackenzie/?fref=ts

Paper Roses – Cosplay artists and judge – https://www.facebook.com/PaperRosesCosplay/?fref=ts

Cosplay competition – Each day there will be a cosplay competition

Reaper Squad: –

Reaper Squad will be attending all week, with a screen for photo opportunities with them, star wars props to look at and maybe a chance to see them working on an outfit.

Silent Auction:

All weekend there will be a silent auction taking place for some amazing items – signed Funko Pops, Cinema Poster, Batman Bear etc

Dorothy House table: – https://www.facebook.com/ImperialReaperSquad/?fref=ts

Dorothy House Hospice care will be getting at least 50% of the profits from this event, there will be a table set up for you go and find out more, plus a tombola / raffle to take part in. They really are a great team and do an amazing job.

Competition Prizes:

All the competitions being run will have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The prizes will be “Con Credit”, this will be in the form of a voucher you can spend anywhere in the con. Meaning you can get something you want! There will be no change given, so use every penny – you have earned it!

New Print out – Brexit Mermaid

Posted in Artwork, Prints with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2017 by seedydeedee

Prints are now available for my latest piece, ‘At the Going Down of the Day’, affectionately known as my ‘Brexit Mermaid’. I started this around the time we voted for Brexit, which is why there’s a sinking ship with the Union Jack on it in the background…

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Swansea Comics & Gaming Convention May 28th

Posted in Artwork, Conventions, News with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2016 by seedydeedee

The Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention is hosted by Dark Blade Creations,Ā Swansea Comics Collective andĀ The Gamers’ Emporium.

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I will have a table selling my artwork. Pop by and say hi if you’re in the area.

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Sittingbourne Sci-Fi Event

Posted in Artwork, Conventions, News, Promotion with tags , , , , , , , on May 5, 2016 by seedydeedee

Swale Arts Forum is organising a Sci-fi extravaganza at Sittingbourne on May 14th. Click here for more details.

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I will have a table at the event, selling my artwork. Pop by and say hi if you’re in the area!

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The Grumpy Goblin Gaming Shop & Cafe Grand Opening!

Posted in Artwork, Conventions, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2016 by seedydeedee

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The Grumpy Goblin game store and cafe opens this Saturday 6th February in Ramsgate, Kent.

From theĀ Thanet Gazette: “The opening day on February 6 will be a celebration of all things geek with authors, cosplayers and artists on hand to share what they do, offer signings and selfies or to talk about what it’s like to be part of the industry.”

Read more: http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/New-gaming-cafe-Grumpy-Goblin-opens-Ramsgate/story-28646041-detail/story.html#ixzz3z2aepyel

I’ll be attending on the day to support the launch and taking along some of my artwork. Ā If you’re in the area, drop in!

 

Fan Conventions and Fan-Art: Learning Experiences

Posted in Conventions, News with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2015 by seedydeedee

This weekend I did my second ever Convention, DevCon at Plymouth Guild Hall. I did an animĆ© themed convention earlier in the year and didn’t have very high expectations that people would either like or buy my work, given that it’s not particularly manga-ish – and I was pleasantly surprised. I had higher hopes for DevCon, as I was expecting it to be more generally fantasy-focused, and therefore have a higher likelihood of attracting people who were into fantasy art. I’m treating each of these as a learning experience, and here’s what I’ve found so far:

1. People don’t look up.
I had a wall of art behind me, but most of the guests were walking along looking down at the tables, and when we occasionally pointed out the prints on the wall behind us, they just hadn’t seen them.
Action: Make a sign to put on the table saying ‘look at the wall’.

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2. My work is striking.
I got a ton of compliments and would regularly hear people say ‘wow!’ or ‘this is fantastic!’ before walking off again. Several people stopped and chatted about the quality of it, and I’m feeling pretty good about how it looks at the moment.

3. People may not have realised the work was mine.
I ended up chatting with one of the guests who asked me if it annoyed me that people probably didn’t appreciate the time that had gone into the production of the pictures, and whether they actually realised the work was mine and not just images I was selling for some ‘company’, or that I’d downloaded off the internet. Again, it was flattering, but it just never occurred to me that people wouldn’t realise the work was mine. Having looked again at my display, and compared it to others’, I’ve used a trading name (3D Fantasy Art) rather than my own name on my banner so it may not have been immediately apparent that it was my work. We ended up sticking signs up all over the place saying ‘artist’s originals’.
Action: Possibly change my banner to say ‘The Art of Deedee Davies’ or something similar.

4. People generally don’t know about 3D Art
Something that became apparent throughout the day at DevCon was that people don’t generally know about or recognise 3D art. Because it’s been such a huge part of my daily life for so long, and because all my online interactions, social media feeds etc are saturated with it, I tend to forget that it’s not a massive part of mainstream culture – despite being used in a huge proportion of films, music videos, adverts, games etc. Ā I had a few people ask me how the pictures were made. Even after I’d explained, I’m not sure they got it, and a few of them asked repeatedly what media / paper was used to produce the work.
Action: have a computer on the table at the next convention, showing the process in a speeded-up, morphing sequence from start to finish.

5. It’s a fan convention. People want fan-art.
I could go on for hours about this at the moment but I’ll keep it short and sweet. 90% of the artists at the convention were solely selling fan-art. I ended up chatting with a few of the other artists there, only one of which was also doing solely original work, and I get the impression that not very much sells except for fan-art, generally. I felt a bit better after that as I did sell a good number of prints and postcards, plus one of my medium-sized framed prints, so it’s not all bad. I shall therefore go away and wrestle with my moral / legal dilemma for a few weeks.

A question to all artists and readers: What’s your opinion on selling fan-art? Do you think it’s OK because everyone else does it? Or would you never chance it? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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