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Comic Con artworks – fantasy art, reimagined old to new

I’m a fan of Comic Con.  I like to get my geek on, and when I was growing up, I’d draw mermaids and angels and all those sorts of things that young girl artists do, when they aren’t doodling about their latest crush.  I had a lot of crushes, and a lot of mermaids.

The first time we attended Comic Con, in 2013, we had such a blast!  I had no idea there was even an art show, but you know, it should have dawned on me as Comic Con came in to existence because of comics, and comics are art.  Having just returned from old and elegant Italy in 2012, and going straight to a popular culture event was the epitomy of visual extremity.  I loved every second of it.

When I saw that there was an art show there, I thought I’d like to try it out too.  It’s a different subject matter for me, and I knew it would be a challenge, but what the heck, right?  Most of my drawings were based on old masters, and had to do with the Game of Thrones, Westeros, or dragons (I’m an Anne McCaffrey Pern fan, as well.)

Pen and Ink based on an El Greco and the apocalypse, called The Fall of Harrenhal
Pen and Ink based on an El Greco and the apocalypse, called The Fall of Harrenhal

So I applied and was accepted.  It was fun, and maybe I’ll do it again next year.

Got to get tickets first!