first time drawing for the snk fandom

The signs as members of the SNK/AOT fandom:

aries: “Hm… Art homework due about ‘fire’ LIKE THE FIREY PASSION OF ERERI TIME TO DRAW SOME PORN”

taurus: “You guuuuuuys~ Levi and Mikasa are soulmates, they have the same last name!”

gemini: “Gay sex? In attack on Titan?! Impossible!”

Cancer: “At first I was afraid. I was petra-fied”

leo: “Attack on Titan, did you mean, Shinjeki No Kyojin… Haha noob”

virgo: “(Insert boyfriends name here), please do me while we’re dressed as eruri”

libra: “OMG Jeen is so hot- shit I meant Jean”

scorpio: “I want to see Levi hurt!”

sagittarius: “I live for Erwins eyebrows”

capricorn: *Same star sign as Levi, fuckers"

aquarius: “LOOK AT ALL OF THE YAOI~”

pisces: *Reblogs the otps’ *

After weeks of stalling and deleting older posts, this is finally my 1000th post!  Wow I never thought I’d get this far.  I was gonna have a fancy post covering all my fandoms, but I ran out of time and energy >.< Will try not to ramble too much, so in short:

Thank you everyone for following me and for having supported my blog up till now!!! 

I’ve had my ups and downs, I’ve ran away from fandoms, I’ve gone through long bouts of nothing, and yet for some reason there are still people who follow me and give me support, whether I’m posting weird cracktastic doodles or derpy cosplay or just complaining about life.  I read every single one of your comments and tags *A*

Thank you all, and here, have a teen + adult Eren, first time in a long time! (I’d like to think I’ve gotten better?)  >.<

Also, some of the other stuff I didn’t get to finish but started:

Sports homos

Historical Japan homos

Was also gonna do Hobbit, Marvel, gsnk and a few other things, but again, I ran out of energy >.<  I’ve been working on trying to draw cleaner, better quality doodles…

(just out of curiosity, would anyone potentially be interested in prints/postcards of said cleaner doodles….? *scurries away*)

letsthrowup  asked:

Hey! I was at Anime Boston this passed weekend and I bought some of your sweet posters from you and I LOVE THEM! Compliments aside, I sorta want to do the same thing at some point and have my own table at Artist Alley, whats a good way on doing it? what struggles did you have? Any advice tips or tricks??

Sure! I get this question fairly often so I hope you don’t mind me publishing my response. I don’t table often, but I’ve been doing this for the past three years and these are some things I’ve picked up.

1) Draw what you like in whatever way you want. This is the best piece of advice I can give you. There is definitely a certain “style” that sells quickly and easily at anime conventions. But it’s not the only “style” that sells. For awhile I was a bit insecure about selling my stuff at anime cons since the way that I draw takes more obvious influence from American/Western animation than anime. But I found, the more I improved, the more well-received I became in the alley. What I’m saying is: if the art is good, someone is going to like it regardless if it’s “anime style” or not. Stick to your guns.

There’s also certain pressure to draw only fandoms that are popular or what’s trending. And that’s fine–remember: artist alley is as much about business as it is about fun and artistic craft. But I think it’s important to genuinely enjoy what you’re drawing. First of all, you won’t get bored when you’re making prints it and it won’t feel like a chore. Second of all, it helps you to make fun and meaningful connections with your customers when you both like the subject matter of your merchandise. So, the things I bring to the alley are a mix of popular/trendy fandoms that I personally also enjoy, like SnK, Korra, and Adventure Time, and more “niche” fandoms I like that you normally wouldn’t find at an anime con, like Wicked, Percy Jackson, and the Marauders.

So, TLDR draw what you like, but also be smart about it–will someone buy it? Is there an audience out there? Find the places where your passions intersect with public demand.

2) The first time is always an investment – keep your expectations for profit low. Unless you already have a fair online following or you’re amazing already, the first time you do artist alley might be a bit rough. This is normal. The first one’s like an experiment. Basically, try to make as much stuff as possible–prints, bookmarks, buttons, stickers, different size variations etc.–and see what happens. Make note of what’s selling, what’s not selling, what people are asking for–just what’s working and what’s not working. Like, do people want smaller size options? Look for stuff like that. I didn’t really start printing medium size variations of the prints until a whole bunch of people started asking. It’s definitely a learn-on-the-job kind of experience.

Remember, you’re also gonna have to put more money down for display supplies like wire cubes or PVC pipe displays, a cashbox, table cloth, etc. but these are pretty much one time purchases. Still, if you’re gonna do artist alley you have to be prepared to spend money you might not necessarily get back until later.

3) Treat this professionally. Regardless if you plan on pursuing art as a career or not, artist alley is still a business and you need to treat it as such. It takes a lot of work and preparation and it’s not just slapping a bunch of pieces of paper on the table and calling it a day. Really think about how you want to present yourself to the world. Be frank with your customers about what you can and cannot do. Do not undersell yourself. Make sure you have change for money. Have a business card. Know the answers to common questions (“How much is this?/Does this come in any other sizes?/etc”) Organize your prints so you can find what you need easily. Make sure you get all your supplies–plastic sleeves for prints and all that stuff. Be nice! Thank people! Artist alley is a ton of fun but it’s also a ton of work before, during, and after the con. There are a whole bunch of articles out there that give all of this advice and more. Do your research and you’ll be fine.