I can draw Prime and Megatron in my sleep. Though I honesty I always still enjoy drawing both. Spiderman verses Michelangelo was one of the more unusual requests, but also a lot of fun to do. This along with Harley Quinn verses Optimus Prime was one of my favorites.
(Yes that's right, Harley Quinn vs Optimus Prime!)
Unfortunately my camera decided to quit on me. Many of the pictures came out blurred and many others decided not to work at all. Time for new equipment I think, it has served me well over it's time, bless it.
The thing I really like about these shows are the people I meet. Everyone is friendly and everyone does there best to go out of there way to be nice to each other. All those on the outside that make disparaging remarks about these sort of shows or the people that attend, shame on them, the people with bad attitudes ruin things for themselves. That is probably why they are so bitter.
I got to say I enjoyed the hell out of this show, even if it has taken the last two days to recover from it!
There was several cool things from this weekend for me, doing a Spiderman as Sherlock Sketch Cover, which Dan Slott the writer of Spiderman re-tweeted:
All in all what a great show and what great people. Although I came away exhausted at the end of it, Ive also come away reinvigorated from the fantastic feedback and responses from con goers and fans alike.
While people enjoy the work and gain pleasure from it, who am I to deprive them. It would be Criminal!
Here's a few of the happy folks I sketched for, apologies to those not on here, I will make sure I have a fully working Camera with me next time!
MCM London Comic Con. Every time I think a show has reached a new limit, out comes another show and pulls the rug from under my perceptions. I arrived early on Friday for set-up and I am glad I did. The pressure of Setting up and interacting with the public on a Saturday morning whilst also trying to sketch is something best avoided. Making Friday the best time to be prepared for the weekend ahead.
My what a weekend, I've seen busy before and this was something else. I did this same show at the same time last year, but this had to be a new record. A few people told me they had been queuing from 11.00 until 2.00 just to get in the main hall, & I gotta say that is dedication!
The nice thing about doing these shows is the complete mix of requests I receive. It makes it challenging, but it also pushes me out of my comfort zone. I gotta say this time I felt I took the sketches to a new level. I spent a bit more time on each, but felt it was well worth it overall.
I had a lot of fun, due to the challenging requets!
Also getting a Gift of a Wolverine Sketch from Callum Crabb aged 6, whilst wearing his Spiderman Outfit. He has one of my sketches above his desk, keep up the good work Callum!
Added to that a lovely message from Andrew Fernandes on my Facebook wall:
Lee Bradley was such a complete and utter gent when meeting him at Comic con London. Such a talented artist that I admire and respect! Lee was so approachable and encouraging with the work I had to show - his feedback and advice really left me inspired. I'm going to work much harder at making my dream a reality! Check out this amazing piece of art he drew for me! Optimus Prime! — with Lee Bradley.
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