(random update because my last journal is old and it's a brand new year)
I was hoping to post more art pieces last year, I think it may have been because I've really been trying to focus on including backgrounds now which results in a picture taking me twice as long to colour... ^^" I feel that I should try to include them more often since they're one of the items on my list of things to improve on. Thanks as always to everyone who has faved my work, given me kind comments and added me to their watch lists, I really appreciate it.
I went to more anime/manga/gaming events in the last half of 2012. Ame was a bit up and down for me but I really loved helping some friends out with a Resident Evil photoshoot in a big stately home, chatting to one of the dealers in the Dealers' Room for a long time about Metal Gear Solid ( so much so that I actually ended up missing the first half of the Omake which I've never done before ) and of course the Cosplay Ball which just really tied everything together for me. I loved so much that they performed songs from Tangled, Toy Story 2 and that the final dance was to " You Raise Me Up Inori ", and that I got to spend time with several different circles of friends at once <3
I also went to my first DeviantArt meet-up which was pretty nice. I didn't actually know anyone else beforehand but I did manage to end up chatting with a fair few people. There was some stunning art there and I got a manga from the raffle they held. Thanks to the people who took the time to chat to me and the people who gave me paper – if I come along to another one I will make sure to bring drawing supplies now that I know it's a big art session
October Expo 2012 has to have been the most enjoyable one that I've been to as I just had so much to do this time. The rain tried to foil the plans for our Fruits Basket picnic so we didn't get to sit outside on the nice grass, but we did at least find a space to sit indoors and we actually managed to get most of the characters. I also got some great Metal Gear freebies for joining in with the mini MGS Masquerade competition. Everyone who took part received an art-book, holographic poster of Raiden and a Revengance T-shirt which I thought were really generous for freebies considering how much they would have cost to buy And I also had fun helping out with yet another Resident Evil photoshoot and braved going on the cable car when my friend wanted to go and eat at the O2 – it actually wasn't as bad as I expected Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to see my CLAMP buddies properly this time since I was so busy – next time for sure though!