Although the Saturday was slower than I expected, the Sunday seemed to pick up and had a nice flow throughout the day. There was time to chat, draw and have a few giggles with the banter than was on hand.
One of the sketches I did (opposite) was for Mike DX, which featured himself with his favorite Autobot Optimus Prime. What was nice was to see how happy Mike was with his sketch. He actually looked quite taken aback, and proclaimed "Its even better than I could have ever imagined!" Which brought a smile to my face!
Another of the covers I produced was Batman/Superman, (Below) which I really enjoyed doing.
(At some point I am going to have to gather all these cover images together, Gallery Anyone?)
As usual I had the mix of Transformers, Superheros, and a steady request for the Merc with a mouth himself, Deadpool. To see more images of sketches just join in with my twitter/facebook/instagram feeds.
One Awesome Frenzy.... oops Rumble ;)
A taxi ride to New Street. An hour and a half to London via virgin trains. Three stops through the London Underground and then one Overground stop, and still I get there before 9.00! I think I must of had a bit of practice at this.
Early starts and sketching on the train put me in the mindset for the show, now how was this one? For a start We were located in a different part of the show, instead of the central row we were on the far left, which I am sure affected the footfall. Although not as busy as the July show, which is to be expected. The numbers seemed up on what was previously known as EMS.
This did give me a bit more time on the sketches I produced and more time to talk to each person I was sketching for. Which was a nice change of pace for me. Sometimes the intensity of the Big Shows can get to be a bit much!
Also it does seem as though Sketch Covers are starting to be starting to become the flavour of the day. Which I do find quite fun, as they are always tricky to do.
I think what I have come to realise after this show more than anything, is how much I enjoy these shows. It's not just the banter or sketching, or even some of the crazy things I get to see. It's the friendships I make.
These shows have such a friendly vibe to them, kids, teenagers, adults, All there just to have fun. Its Almost an escape from the usual attitude of negativity that many people can posses. Everyone I seem to meet is there for one reason. To have fun, smile and enjoy themselves, which is something I really like.
Its almost a feeling of being one large family, where not everyone agrees on everything, but everyone does agree on one thing. Lets just have fun!
I think this last photo says it far more eloquently than I ever could. A whole family of Transformers just out to enjoy themselves. That's right, check out that baby Optimus Prime! :D
"I was given this as a gift from a little fan so I promised it would be on the website'":D
Transformers Day Out :)
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