Friday, January 25, 2013

Anime Expo Artist Alley 2013 Artwork 1

Here is a button and print preview of what I hope to have at my table so far.  Colors look funky bcoz they are in CMYK instead of RGB but, I  will hopefully get a test prints before I make any bigger orders. Reached my first two week deadline of my production schedule. I will use tomorrow to rest then on Sunday continue on with the the next set. 1 set down 10 to go. I changed a few buttons for panty and stocking. Instead of doing Garter, Corset, Chuck, Fastener, and Brief, I made button previews for the weapons instead.  Maybe if I do a table NEXT year, I'll add them in. I am happy to complete my first 16 artwork hurtle!

PSG and FLCL are from Gainax (i think, well this is all certainly fan art is what I'm trying to say.)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Prouction Schedules and Artist Alley

Happy New Year!

      As January starts on a good foot for me, I hope to keep the ball rolling with some effective pre-production planning for Artist Alley. Taking the list of which series I want to draw from (previous post), I sat down and created a list of all the artwork I want to do  for prints and buttons. It added up to  177 images, 75 for prints and 102 for buttons, YIKES. Next, I did research on how to make a production schedule. With some help from my boyfriend, who has worked with this type of scheduling before, we created something I can stick to and keep track of. Between now and June 1st, I hope to complete 16 pieces of art every 2 weeks. That way I'll have all the art I want done and ready to print for the expo. The schedule was created in Microsoft Excel. Now, I'm a beginner when it come to making production schedules and using Excel but, I like what came out. I just wish I could post it here as an example for maybe future artist alley newbies to find. =/ I also made a time sheet so I can keep track of how many hours I put into my work whether it's sketching, lining or coloring. This will help me plan commission prices for artwork.

Here is my list of Artwork I want to do.

**Full Body Chibi or Regular proportions of Primary Characters

  • PSG: Panty & Stocking(Angel form)/ Scanty & Kneesocks (Demon dress) (2 images)
  • Candy Vocaloids (5 images, group the twins)
  • Haruhi Suzumiya: Group pic of primary 5 characters (1image)
  • FMA: Edward and Alphonse Elric(human), paired and seperate (potentially 3 images)
  • FLCL: Group pic of Girls of FLCL/ Naota and Haruharu (2 images)
  • Cowboy Bebop: 4 characters 4 prints
__________________________________________________________Anime 17 images

  • Doctor Who: Main doctors with companions/ doctors and companions separate (9images)
  • Legend of Korra: Group pic of Korra, Bolin, Mako, and Asami doing something fun (1 image)
  • MLP: Anthro with pony verison, pair or seperate? (7if pair, 14images is seperate)

_________________________________________________________Television 24 images

  • Portal: Group pic of Companion cube, chell and wheatley/ Human or Android interpretations with originals of 2 characters (turret, personality cores (3), GladOS, wheatley, P-body and Atlas)/ Chell jumping through a portal (potentially 9 images)
  • Team Fortress: Olympic Chibis (13 images)
_______________________________________________________Games 22 images

  • Birthstone Divas(12 prints)
______________________________________________________Misc: 12 images

Estimate Total: 75 images for print/ 10 prints per image= 750 to sell?

**Chibi, busts with simple graphic BG, polka dots, stripes, etc./ Singles, no Groups/ Primary chara only

Birthstone Divas- 12
______________________________________________________Misc: 12 images

  • PSG- 8
  • Candy Vocaloids: 6
  • FMA: 2
  • Hsuz: 5
  • FLCL: 7
  • Cowboy Bebop: 5

__________________________________________________________Anime 33 images

  • Dr. Who: Props(Screwdriver and Tardis), Dalek, Doctors 10 and 11, Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy and Rory, Clara Oswin Oswald, River Song: 12
  • Korra: 9
  • MLP: 7

_________________________________________________________Television 28 images

  • Portal: Chell, GLaDOS, Wheatley, Turret, P-body and Atlas, SPACE core, Doug Rattmann,  FACT core, Companion Cube, Adventure Core: 11
  • Team Fortress: Scout, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Heavy, Engineer, Medic, Sniper, Spy: 9(potentially 18 if I making red and blue versions)

_______________________________________________________Games 29 images

Total images for Buttons 102