Wow...has it been that long since my last journal entry? How time flies.
Since my last entry, I attended MSP, TrotCon, BronyCon, Crystal Fair and SeaBronies Expedition 1*. On the year, BronyHouse
was able to afford many upgrades to our gallery with only a little additional investment. We're still in the hole overall, but if this upcoming year is as good as last, we should break even! Please support us and our artists by buying prints whenever you see us!
We've applied to similar venues for 2016, and will have announcements in the coming months. For now, I can confirm that we will be attending WhinnyCon in April, although I myself will probably not be there. Teaching college allows for lots of time off, but I can't really choose when. You win some, you lose some.
My personal print service has been reasonable. Grennadder
continues to be supportive, and I've just been contracted with JaDeDJynX
to do prints for PonyCon, since her usual printer is offline for upgrades. I'm currently at 1 working machine out of 3, so some repairs are needed...hopefully I get motivated and fix them before the working one has to go on that road trip to WhinnyCon...
Speaking of print service, the SeaBronies group is also using my services to make the prints and badges shown here
. I'm pleased that one of the images I helped create is being sold!
On the whole, 2015 was a good year on the con trail. Some rough bits were had, but that's almost unavoidable. Here's hoping that 2016 is even better!
As far as art goes though...this year was pretty bad. While I used my favorite vector program for various other uses, the generation of pony vectors was limited to the above image, and "The Fabulousness". I also revisited one of the first images I ever vectored: "Starfire" from the early 2000s Teen Titans cartoon.
I'm not sure whether 2016 will be a better year for pony vectors or not...Fingers crossed.
*Artists: There were a couple sales made during the cruise, but not enough to warrant full calculations at this time. Look for payment after WhinnyCon for sales made at both events!