So, clearly page 20 didn’t get put up over the weekend. I’m actually currently working on a third draft of it. I just couldn’t make up my mind on which route I wanted to take in how the story is told. I wrote this part over so many friggin’ times and thought that I’d finally made a concrete decision before I started drawing. Apparently not. So, the flow finally felt right on this third version for how I want it to continue on thru the end of the first act.
I also did have an outting on Saturday. I’d learned a while back about a Pacific Rim convention in Atlanta, GA and was dead set on attending. I managed to get the weekend off and decided to let Saturday be a fun day. I couldn’t have been prepared for the amount of awesome I was to encounter there. It honestly felt like I was a freshman in college again, hours deep in Yahoo! chat rooms with role play buddies of my fandoms from back then. I didn’t know a single person there and was amazed by how friendly everyone was and of course, how into Pacific Rim they were. I quickly realized that it wasn’t strange that, back when I first saw the movie, I instantly had an urge to cosplay Dr. Newton Geiszler. I loved how many of the attendees were cosplaying and that quite a few of them were dressed as Newt. It certainly made me want to finally get around to making that cosplay happen. I no longer felt odd about having had that strong urge to do it back then.
I spent my first portion of the con in the Artists Alley. I was blown away by all the amazing artists there. Being a biology major and no art in my background, it really amazes me to see all their work, especially in regards to the Jagers and Kaiju… I just can’t even begin to try to draw them. I mean, I tried drawing a leopard gecko a few years ago (I have a pair as pets) and, oh boy… let’s just say that sketch got laid to rest. Not to mention the skill of taking real life people and bringing them to life in their own styles! I have quite a hard time with that conversion for some reason. I’ve tried it a handful of times and just was never pleased with what I’d come up with. The other amazing thing that happened while I was browsing in the Artists Alley? I was blind-sided by a pairing that had never crossed my mind. I recently discovered the whole Avengers Science Bros thing with Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. Why it didn’t come as second nature to see Dr. Newton Geiszler and Dr. Hermann Gottlieb as a pairing, is beyond me. But there they were, depicted in some amazing works and I was head over heels with that pairing. However, these kinds of pairings and fandom-esque things I’ve never partaken-in, in all my years, anywhere beyond the internet. The closest could be some cosplays that I did way back when, where I did run in to other cosplayers who liked the same pairing I did. So, I pretty much tired to keep my self calm and collected, and my usual super shy self while talking with the artists. I purchased some prints and certainly tired my best not to be a babbling idiot. Lacking social skills coupled with shyness can be rather overwhelming.
ANYWAYS! I will be getting back to working on page 20 now.