- Mood: Sadness
That's pretty much it. I'm so busy right now - this is all I can post.
- Mood: Joy
"Crane" is the third in my series of Women Inspired by Birds after "Swan" and then "Raven".
I will be posting progress shots on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/echoxartist and (less frequently) DeviantArt and Tumblr.
My New Kickstarter is live!
This time she is the Crane Queen - specifically the Red Crowned Crane which is popularly called the Japanese Crane (but lives throughout Asia).
i just returned from a tour across the country goingo to San Diego for Comic Con International, then Indianapolis for GenCon and finally Atlanta for DragonCon.
As usual, the shows and fans were amazing - but this year had to have topped them all. From the excitement of everything going on around us, to the massive fun we had with collectors, to the wonderful models and model shoots, to the incredible invitations to do personal appearances and signings, and to the wonderful clients who came out to meet me in person - this was absolutely the best season ever.
Thank you everyone - and if you missed me, keeping following because I still have a few appearance left this fall in the Pacific Northwest.
This year will mark my 5th year at San Diego Comic Con.
My booth is 4820 in the Fantasy Artists section.
Come see my books, 2015 calendars, and of course tons of art prints!
Enjoy, favorite, and share. Thank you! Prints may be purchased from: www.etsy.com/shop/EchoX
Thank you all so much for the love.
Not bad for an artist with 99% original art.
The 4-day event is being held at:
DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd
Location: Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida
When: March 21-23, 2014
I used to live in Florida, and MegaCon was my home show. However, when i moved to Seattle in 2012, I was forced to miss last year's convention.
This will be my return to MegaCon with TONS of art I've never brought there before. Everything from new Cthulhu art, Bridgette the Yarn Zombie, lots of new game art for projects like Shadowrun and MAGE. I'll also be bringing some unique items and original art and...
INTRODUCING A BRAND NEW PIECE TO COMMEMORATE MY RETURN TO MEGACON!
You'll have to be there to see it.
Echo Chernik Calendars
Every year I receive requests for calendars. We would love to make it happen this year, but time to do it is running short! We need to print our 2015 calendar now in time for the Summer convention season.
The question is - do I do a calendar of my Art Nouveau Goddesses OR do I do one of my Shadowrun and gaming art?
JUST FOR YOU - my fans - I am doing BOTH!
I've already been completely funded for them - but their are some amazing rewards you can only get through this Kickstarter campaign - including some incredible rewards for reaching stretch goals of higher levels of funding.
Check them out now: kck.st/1emNsue
Now that "Raven Queen" is funded, Echo will be working on the piece live for ONLY her Kickstarter backers - so they can watch the masterpiece unfold.
All the titles and text were provided by Shutterstock. They required that I use their photography as reference material for the paintings.
Echo: *sarcastically* You think?
Lazarus: I can't believe a commercial client hired you to do this.
Echo: No one will believe me. I've always said "I don't do fan art". But it's not really fan art if a publisher commissions it, right?
Lazarus: Technically no… but someone should warn Reddit and 4CHAN about an impending Server crash.
Echo: Just don't leak anything.
Lazarus: No no. I won't.
Lazarus already set up my space, and they are selling some of my giclees and prints.
I just hope I get enough rest to look good and be friendly to everyone. I'm certainly not dressed for it. LOL.
Maybe Laz will bring something Steam-punky I can toss on at the last second to fit in.
- Listening to: Pandora
- Playing: Illustrato CS 5