This week was pretty rough at work, I got a lot of overtime and wore myself out. I didn’t get to work on much else outside of work, but I covered up the van as per request and replaced it with a ghetto ass bus. I originally left it in because it I thought it was fairly neutral in the photo’s composition: it wasn’t as “non-fallout” as the big trees or hotel in the background and it didn’t look like a brand new vehicle. I could add much more debris, enemies, weapons, etc to the photos, but then what’s the point of taking a photo in a location in the first place? We could have just as easily done it on a green screen and added everything later. Anyway, I covered up the van with a bus. Click on the pics for the larger version:
And that picture is maybe 1/5th of the plushies she’s done. Crizl also had a booth at Acen this year, selling adorable cel phone charms, fleece hats, and cat scarves. I’ve seen a lot of plushies before. It seems to be something that’s easy for people to make, but very difficult for people to make well so a lot of people try their hand at it and don’t make it very far. If you’re looking for something plush and custom, check out her website and BUY SOME STUFF
We saw this guy at Anime Central, he had a booth in the Artist’s Alley section. He’s got a lot of adorable bracelets and cel phone charms. He also brought a lot of cute stuff to Acen that isn’t on either his Etsy store or DeviantArt gallery. The thing that really caught our attention at his booth was the level of quality in the production of his charms and bracelets. Lemme see if I can find a pic here…
So he had a lot of these cute little charms and bracelets at his booth with things like video game symbols and NES controllers. I guess they’re made out of Shrinky Dinks or something, but as you can see from the above pic, the colors were bright and saturated, the lines are sharp and don’t bleed into the other colors, and the clearcoat sealant give them an extra level of depth. When you’ve seen booth after booth of amateur sculpted and baked Fimo clay and Sculpey, or poorly inkjet printed buttons, or oven baked bead sprite art, something like Quazo’s work is a refreshing change.
BUY HIS STUFF ON ETSY
Alternatively, you can check out his booth at Natsucon this August 12-14th.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take many pictures though. I’m still new to the whole “take 200 pics of anything you see that you like” aspect of going to cons. I have two friends who took around 200 pics each and uploaded them to Facebook, but unfortunately you have to be friends with them to see the pics, even though most of them are of other people. We hung out with Keith Hayward of Henshin Justice Unlimited for a bit, I’ve known him for almost 15 years now, and we live in the same city. There was supposed to be a Fallout group meetup for photos, but the only people that showed up were the two that I invited, and two photographers. Ah well, there’s always the next con to take pics.
I have plenty of other Fallout photos that I need to crop the background out of and replace with in game backgrounds, so those will be coming in the next few days. Here’s some of the pics I took and cleaned up so far:
Also, people seemed to really like my DIY Vault 101 “suit” t-shirt, so I’ll be putting up a tutorial on how to make them as well as the numbers and zipper to print out and download.