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Happy 2015 You Guys!

23 Jan

Hello world!

A little late, but Happy 2015 to you, all! I have been a hermit, I know- but I have working really hard to get my crap together, leave doubts behind, and just create (art, crafts, write, read…). I have been swimming in a sea of projects to just start generating new and fresher ideas.

After a long literary dry-spell I finally picked up a book that is blowing me off my freaking feet. Thank you Old Man Geek for lining up at SDCC last year to get me Beautiful You. This book, you guys, OMG! Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk is simply amazing. I have most of his book and I still have not finished most because I am always stunned by the beautifully written prose– the descriptions in all of his books are more visually effective than a movie’s. Thank you, Chuck Palahniuk for bringing back to me the joy of reading with yet another one of your magnificent works.

For a while I have been drowning with doubts about my writing, my art… all of it. And now I decided: you know what? I miss doing what I love and why am I getting so anxious about if it is something I need to do to survive. Like air: I need art, books, and pens in my life– it is as needed as water, the ways I can express myself without awkwardness, the way I charge my batteries. So I decided: To hell with the doubts and fears, I am doing what I love. And let me tell you, I have been very happy and inspired lately, I am super proud of the things I have created so far this year and very excited to work on those I have planned. I still need a job, granted, but I am looking– wish me luck! ❤ Positive vibes all around ❤

So yeah… expect to see more of my art, writings, reviews, and crafts. Yes, I do plan on catching you all up to what has happened while I have been a tad MIA.

See you soon, my lovelies. Geek OUT! ❤

 

Back? Maybe, Probably… Hopefully.

24 Sep

Hi world! I know, I totally suck at keeping you guys posted, but I promise: I do have a reason for all of this. To give y’all a (mildly) brief overview of what has gone on these past couple of months, keywords: crazy & hectic.

Last time I was here I was heading to San Diego for SDCC… well, it happened and it was everything I expected and hoped for, and soooo much more. I had the pleasure of going for Bleeding Cool and, once again, I was given the best opportunity ever and had the most amazing experience.

First: the city was so beautiful and the people are incredibly nice. It still feels like I was there in a dream and not in reality. I met many amazing artists/creators and made new fantastic friends whom I had the pleasure of dorming with. I didn’t purchase or take much considering I had to travel with a limited amount of baggage, which was already fully packed with more clothes than I should’ve taken in the first place… seriously, travel light, guys-it’s not worth it to take too much crap. I will be posting the links I contributed to BC and talk more about the whole trip/experience.

A bit before heading there we put up a site (Old Man Geek and I), which is still on its way up- but we are working on new original content and many projects to get it up and running full-steam: www.oldmangeek88.com, to which I contribute and edit for. Go check it out! I will be, also, posing more about this and link up to my contributions. I am currently working on a bi-weekly project called Moonie Monday, in which I talk about the new Sailor Moon Crystal episodes; I’m hoping to expand more on these posts to cover more of the Moonie-verse like products, merchandise, freelance and fanart, … I am, also, putting together a sekrit project to bring more beautiful artwork ibto the site- artists I love, be prepared to hear from me soon!

Also, the new season of Doctor Who started and Old Man Geek and I were lucky enough to get tickets. We waited in line for over 5 hours and we were rewarded: we got to see Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Louise Coleman, and Chris Hardwick in person. It was amazing! Oh, and Old Man Geek won me an Adipose Pen, woohoo!

NYCC‘s Heroes Night and Villains Night also came and went, and they were both amazing. Let me start by saying that with only a couple of drinks during Heroes Night I left way more buzzed than I have ever been– and I won a New York Super Week card and a t-shirt… for Villains, I didn’t win anything, sadly, but I saw many friends and made so many new amazing ones that I still feel so happy and warm inside. I love events where I can be myself with all my fellow geeks. Thank you for those wonderful nights, ReedPop!

So let me see… what else has happened since. Mostly work, job-hunting, seeing my friends to keep sane… oh, I sold my first commission and my customers were so happy with it. I swear,  that brightened my life. I was so nervous the whole time I was drawing/inking/coloring, it’s why I think took me so long; but I was pleased with the way it turned out. Achievement Unlocked: Freelance Artist Ale!

I also got new artwork (which I shall expand on later, on another post): one from the amazing artist Miss Kika (Liz Lorini) and the shirt to match, and a beautiful piece and art book by the wonderful ZambiCandy. I got my first Loot Crate ever this month and it was so packed with awesomeness that it has convinced me to keep getting moaaaar! (:

I know: it is so much for just one post, but I promise I will expand more on each subject whenever I am on short breaks… you shall, all, hear about my love for my Nerdist Hoodie, how disgusted I am with all the Milo Manara cover problems that went on (not the art but people’s reactions to It), how amazing and inspiring Guardians of the Galaxy was to me, artwork and books I’m reading… everything really!

See you shortly, guys! And thanks for all the support♥

Special Edition: NYC- Highlights of a Comics’ Festival

1 Jul

Special Edition: NYC was everything I expected and so much more! I was able to attend this fantastic event and you can read about my surreal experience Here, over at Bleeding Cool. I also got to interview Reilly Brown; which, I suspect, will soon go up over at Bleeding Cool as well.  I really hope ReedPop starts celebrating this event on a yearly basis from now on. It was like a comic convention, but on a smaller scale and just about that… comics. Props to ReedPop for another great event for the public. I truly enjoyed getting to walk those halls and talk one-on-one to artists, creators, sellers, alike and seeing the great mix of people walking up and down the halls ranging from kids and their parents to incredibly beautiful cosplayers.

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I will share with you all the highlights of my experience at SE:NYC:

  • I got the Original Sin Watcher’s Eye from the Marvel Comics booth… Nope, no dark secret has yet been revealed to me, but I think that might happen soon. If I go on a rampage, you know what caused it. I was also very fond of the prints Marvel was giving away– Skottie Young‘s cover for Original Sin was just too cute!

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  • On my first trip to my first NYCC ever, in 2009, I fell in love with the beautiful art of Christopher Uminga. I never approached him because I was always so incredibly shy and I wasn’t sure on how to do it if I wasn’t going to buy anything… well, that changed this year. I walked to his table and introduced myself– it was a total pleasure and high on the nerdy-fangirl scale. I was able to talk to him a little bit and he was so incredibly friendly, which made it so much easier for me. His art has been a huge inspiration and influence on me, so it was really nice to get to meet him . I also wasn’t able to contain myself and walked away with one of his wonderful pieces: the beautiful Harley Quinn, what started my journey of obsession with his art. Thank you so much, Mr. Uminga!

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  • Another great part was getting to talk to Reilly Brown- In Artist Alley I always feel like a Pokemon Master catching Artists’ in their natural habitat. I love seeing them do and learning from what they are so good at– all of them so different from style to mediums– and it is, to me, the best part of Artist Alley. I am fond of Brown’s work and seeing it at a Comixology Panel (back in NYCC 2013) was what convinced me to try and like Digital Comics… and not just that, but one of the biggest inspirations for me to get back to my art; which I hadn’t tried seriously in a couple of years until last October again. He was very inspiring to me.

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  • I always love meeting new artists and adding up to my “favorites” list, but Oh-My-Goodness did I fall in love with David Mack‘s art. If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen my constant raving about it. I kept asking him questions about his pieces, materials, and I just couldn’t stop staring. I now need to read the rest of Kabuki and Daredevil… yuuup! My self-control went out of the window and I ended up leaving with 2  of his pieces, as well. Mack’s art has inspired me so much– I truly wish I could find the words to describe the explosion of inspiration I had upon seeing his work and how it has made me want to try different mediums. I am just stunned in the best of ways by his art: all the mediums he uses and how sublime all his pieces are. If you leaf through one of his books you’ll see how every page is just a different piece of art. Just amazing…

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  • Other artists whose artwork I fell in love with were: Henry Minata and Keron Grant. I, sadly, wasn’t able to leave with any of their works, but I walked by a few times and I just couldn’t decide. Still kindda’ hating past me for its indecision. =P

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  • Cosplay… I love seeing cosplayers all around me– I love them all! Everything looks so much more magical thanks to  cosplayers, they are the ones that make me feel like I am in just a different universe where time and reality ceases to exist and just everything I love comes to life for a few days or hours.

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  • And last, but not least– by any means! Rags Morales… Let me tell you- the same friend who introduced me to the amazing Greg Horn during NYCC2013 introduced me to Rags Morales during SE:NYC. He was so nice and friendly; he agreed to look at my art and give me feedback on it. I still don’t know where life is taking me, but I sure hope it is a place where I can go about art and writing freely and happily. I am sure you, all, can imagine how my heart was just racing out of my chest and doing crazy somersaults because this man who has inspired me so much was just about to see my art, who I’ve barely even showed anyone– and not just that, but tell me his thoughts on it, too? All the possible what if’s ran through my mind at incredible speed: what if he didn’t like it? What if he thinks it sucks and tells me to get another hobby?… you can imagine… I was so nervous with clammy fists clenched tightly behind my back. And surprise: he was nothing other than sweet, gentle, funny, and so very helpful. I have no ways of putting into words how much this experience and his words meant to me, or how much they inspired me to continue to do what I love doing. It still feels surreal and out of this world. I am pretty sure he realized I was on some other dimension of happiness because he wrote down for me recommendations on reading (which my brother had given me before to practice- but shh, don’t tell him that) and new/better materials to practice with, which I am so thankful for.

For over 30 minutes I stood with a cheesy smile nice hearing words of encouragement and advice from brushstrokes and confidence to use of color and perspective. Every second felt like an hour with an eternal debate between doubt/ nerves and just ecstatic happiness over having the artist of my all-time fave Identity Crisis go over my art. I still ask myself if that was real or just a very cool dream. Thank you so much for all your inspiration and encouragement, it has helped the shy me grow and get more resolve and passion in doing what I love. Even though I might be the same me in some ways, I feel different after being handed back my Scooby Doo Portfolio. And look, he smiled for me, too!

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Special Edition: NYC was truly an amazing experience as a fan, as a reporter, and as an artist looking for guidance. I truly hope that this event becomes a yearly one because nothing matched getting a chance to talk to all these amazing artists that are usually swarmed during convention days. I loved the ambiance and I loved how peaceful it felt and how genuinely nice everyone was in there from staff members to exhibitors/artists/creators to attendees. I loved being a part of this event and I cannot wait for next year’s already. Thank you so much for the wonderful time, ReedPop, another great event!

You can see the picture gallery of SE:NYC over at Bleeding Cool HERE, and read Old Man Geek‘s take on the event HERE. I will let you know when the interview with Reilly Brown goes up! =)

Shameless Self-Plug & Giveaway: Raising Funds for SDCC 2014

23 Apr

Hello Beautiful People! I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break/Easter. As I mentioned before: I might be having the great opportunity to report from San Diego Comic Con 2014, in July, for one of my favorite sites. With this, the pass to enter the convention is taken care of, but I will still need to raise funds to pay for the trip, stay, and food during the con. In order to do this I am selling my artwork and taking commissions. Here are the pieces I have up for sale at the moment:

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Dia de los Muertos
Ink and Pastel Pencils

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Sailor Pluto
Ink on white paper (Colors can be added)

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Dancing Flowers (Inspired by Walt Disney’s FANTASIA)
Ink and Watercolor

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Unicorn Centaur
Ink and Watercolor

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Narwhal Mermaid
Ink on white paper (Color can be added)

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Rainy Day Splatter
Ink and Watercolor

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Inspired by Kimberly Gomez’s Spooksieboo
Ink and Pencils
*RESERVED*

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Dick Vader (Dick Vader Series by Ale Bodden, your’s truly)
Ink (Colors can be added)
*RESERVED*

HEROES AND VILLAINS, STUDY ON MERMAIDS SERIES
by moi:

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Poison Ivy, Mermaid
Ink, Watercolor, & Pencils
*RESERVED*

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Harley Quinn Mermaid
Ink, Watercolor, & Pencils

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Bluebird/Harper Row Mermaid (STILL WIP)
Ink, Watercolor, and Pencils

Thank you for taking your time to look, I would really appreciate any help I can get in getting these out there. If you are interested, have any questions, or commissions: feel free to hit me up at NERDY.FAERY@GMAIL.COM.

As a little incentive and thanks, I will be giving away this:

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Wonder Woman Mermaid (Heroes & Villains, Study on Mermaids)
Ink & Watercolor
by Ale Bodden

If you want it just leave a comment here telling me: WHICH FEMALE SUPERHERO IS YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?  (I will pick a random comment on June 1st)

SDCC 2014: I WILL be IN You! Mark your calendars…

10 Apr

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Hello beautiful people! I hope everyone is having a magnificent week. I have great news for you, all: I will be heading to San Diego Comic Con this year (July 24th-27th)– it will be my first time there! Of course, I am still crossing my fingers and planning so everything can actually happen, but I am so excited. I am hoping things go well so my dreams become a reality. I will give more details as it gets closer.

In order to pay for the rest of the expenses (trip, food, housing, …) I will be selling my artwork and taking commissions to raise funds for my budget, if anyone is interested feel free to contact me (nerdy.faery@gmail.com). I will be posting all pieces that are up for sale as soon as I am done photographing them, but here you have a sneak peak of a series I am currently working on (They are still WIP):

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Thank you so much, in advance- I would truly appreciate all the support I can get.

Life, Work… Shenanigans!

20 Mar

Hello World!

I have been writing, drawing, working, and going over things in my head to make this blog something solid– yet, here I am, with exactly what I started with.

So in the midst of a new rejection letter I decided to celebrate today: what if I just stop worrying so much about how things should and will be, why not just do? Why should I be worrying about things that are absolutely out of my grasp? Right?… I decided to keep doing my best to be someone in life, whatever that means and whoever that will be, and just enjoy the time I have in my hands and make the best use of it. *smiley face* It is harder than it should, since school conditioned me to feel as if there is something approaching the corner that I could never be ready enough for.

But enough about that. Since I don’t know how I can un-broaden everything I love and plan to talk about, why don’t I give you, guys, a glimpse of who I am and what lies inside this TARDIS brain of mine. I want to share with you the things I like and am passionate about, and, hopefully, hear what you like– your likes, suggestions on new things to try (keep it clean, guys! mind out of the gutter :p), new materials to read, DIY projects, whatever… So, here it goes… I dunno if I should make it a list or just a new paragraph.

I love art, as I believe you might have seen– from classics to cartoons; I love seeing artists draw known art/characters in their own style (you can check previous posts for preview). Umm… My passions are reading and writing and falling in love with fictional characters and worlds; my genre of preference is Fiction- Sci-Fi/Fantasy (which is my favorite genre to write as well), manga, comics/graphic novels (Sandman FTW!). I need drawing and coloring in my life, and love doing crafty things from origami to sculpting and sewing. I love cartoons and anime, I think I have seen over 40 animes (not sure if I should be ashamed). I won’t even go into movies and shows, let’s just say it is all within the same genre everyone would call geeky/nerdy. I am obsessed with unicorns, dragons, faeries and all sorts of mythical creatures and cute animals, hearts, stars, wings, rainbows, keys…

As almost every other person I like shopping, and collecting things I like, too. I love geeky handmade jewelry, which you will see me post about (shout-out to small businesses!), and clothing as well– though I am not a fan of clothes shopping. I love rambling about things I read and finding people to talk about them with.

So this is all that my world entails, many worlds, likes, and passions to explore.

The question is, what would you like to see? I have gotten messages to share my art, to share my collections… What do you, guys, like?

Do you like art? Stay tuned, I will be hosting giveaway from my Spooksieboo prints collection soon!! Everyone needs beautiful art in their life… as well as a tad of creepiness ❤

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Geek, out!
-NerdyFaery

Obsessed With Art: SOS!

30 Oct

Lately I’ve been obsessed with buying art-prints, specially some that I have been wanting for a while. It’s not as if I have a place to hang them at the moment, but it feels good to have them for that moment when I have my own place– which, I’m sure, is coming soon.

So yeah… a new day: a new print that I will soon be holding. Today I discovered the artist behind a piece I’ve had my eyes on for a bit: Asia Kendrick-Horton and she has a store! I was so happy I got one,

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Thug Usagi
*insert happy sigh*

Though I have to say, if it all goes well I will soon be returning to buy the ones that caught my eye and stole my heart:

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SMRD: Neo-Queen Serenity + Small Lady & Sailor Moon SCRD
Aren’t they gorgeous ❤