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  • Mood: Astonished
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: Old 90's Wizard magazines
  • Watching: New season of anime I downloaded.and more Pron
  • Playing: some videogames when I need to take break from art
  • Eating: whatevers in the fridge
  • Drinking: I got banned from drinking coffe.so water O_O
       2 cons down with one coming up this Sunday. The guest list for Sac Con is pretty good. With DMC(the other half of the legendary Rap group Run DMC) and who bunch of actors and puppeteers that worked on or in Ninja Turtles and Star Wars I feel the place is going to get quite a bit of foot traffic. Which is good. But nothing is guaranteed when it comes to sells. Speaking of sales here is a quick rundown of our last 2 shows.


Lodi Grape Con

  What can I say other than it was a small show and BlueBaby Art profited. It was a very ugly day.It was pretty ugly all over Northern California because of a storm.I'm not complaining we needed the rain here. I'll be honest I wasn't a fan of the venue of the con. It reminded me of an old school that gets converted into a rec center. The venue was the Lodi fair grounds where they have their wine festivals.

  I will say that over 2,000 people showed up.Foot traffic was decent until the last 2 hours.Everybody looked like they had a good time. I picked up a few comic book sketch covers(More info about this later in the journal) and a Transformer Arcee figure. I've been waiting over 20 yrs for a toy Transformer version of Arcee that actually looks like and transforms into a car as she did in the 80's cartoon show.


A wrestling promotion put on a great show outside. And over priced food was sold at the venue. If you were looking to buy geek loot this con did not disappoint. A lot of hard to find rare toys and comics were priced pretty cheaply. The cosplayers brought their A game as well


  Overall it was a good show for BlueBabyArt. I made some connections made a few new buddies .Then Luis and I packed up and headed out.

The Good.
*Vendors had great affordable comics and toys
*Decent foot traffic.
*We made money ^_^

The Bad
*The Venue.I just wasn't feeling it.
*I was barely functioning on 2 and half hours of sleep.

The Ugly
*A few people that past by our table smelled like a wet animal that bathed in its own crap


East Bay Comic Show er..Con

  I'm kinda mixed on this one.This show reminded me a lot of the small monthly comic shows that popped up in San Jose back in the mid to late 90's. These types of shows were just a way for you to acquire more geek loot at higher prices. Luis and I were placed in a smaller room( Con Purgatory) to the left of the main showroom. What sucks is that people blew most of their money before they recognized that there was another room with other vendors and artists. The venue was nice.The show was in a Hilton hotel so no complaints there.

  So the day started out slow.Foot traffic picked up and was solid for about 2 and half hours for us in Con purgatory.Then the last 2 hours the con was pretty much dead. If it wasn't for a couple of credit card sale BlueBabyArt would not have profited at this con. The cost of the table wasn't worth it because our table was in a crappy location.

The con itself had no real guests of note or any noteworthy events that I knew of. I did meet some old con neighbors and met some cool new artists.But other than that this con was barely memorable.


The Good
* Meeting old con buddies and making new ones.
* The young lady artist sitting at the booth next me.
* Watching Luis talk "Brony" with his fellow Brony's who came by the table.
*Free Donuts. ^_^ YESH!!!!
* I finally found a real life look a like of Psylocke of the X-men.

The Bad
* Our table location.
* The cost of the table.
*Didn't make enough profit to buy a value meal at McDonald's
*A young kid said my art work looked like porn.::sigh::

The Ugly.
* I had to think of things to put into The Good section. Yes I know that sounds messed up but I'm being honest.


Bullshit Rant of The Month No "Scrubs"

 I feel like Mike Singletary when  coached the 49ers. He went off during post game interview when one of his star players wasn't giving a 100% effort and thought he was too good to take guidance from is coaches. Mike put the player on blast during his " I want players who want to be winners!" rant. So where am I going with this. Well me being the helpful yet blunt to the point I can come off as an asshole friend that I am decided to offer some artful advice and a little critique to one of the artists in my circle. Lets just say that it could have ended worse. But things did end on a sour note and left a bad taste in my mouth.Especially when it concerns how artists relate to other artists.

I consider those who I collaborate with or commission work from to be my friends. Granted being friends is a two way relationship. And in this case my assuming that I am cool and tight with this individual blew up in my face. This person didn't react well to my helpful advice.They played it off that they were not mad. But their comments told me otherwise. Because shots were fired at me as a person and as an artist. I should have known better.This whole incident I brought on myself because I knew this persons track record in terms of how they react to unwanted advice,help,and critiques. Even still I didn't expect the person would come at me the way they did. I sent the person a final note and apologized if I hurt their feelings. The person wrote back and told me why they snapped even though they say they weren't snapping. Yet they were not contrite in what they posted. After I realized this I was like ok.But after I thought about it I felt a little butt hurt to the point I had a slight  case artist's block earlier in the day.But I got over it and began busting my ass even harder to get projects done.

It seems the more pissy I get,the more shit I get done. Go figure....

I guess from now on I won't be commenting on this persons work. It seems quite a few artists these days got very thin skin when it comes to constructive critiques,negative comments, and even helpful advice.Its not just this one person its quite a few artists in general. In one group I'm in on in Facebook there are some touchy people on their as well.


I finally realized over the last couple of years why those that are good or elite in anything choose to only be around and associate only with those with a similar mind set. I used to be a part of and into the FGC( Fighting Game Community) and they had a term for players who wanted to be good but were not good enough.Players who thought they were good but really were not. And players who felt they were good enough as is and didn't want to learn or get better. The term used to describe these type of players is  "Scrub".Yes its the same "Scrub" that's been popularized in a 90's TLC song


It still makes me cringe just saying "Scrub". But that's because I realized I had a "Scrub" mind set most of my life. I'm taking it upon myself this year to get out of having a Scrub mentality. Especially with my art.Because right now its all I got to offer to the world.Its one of the few things in my life I'm confident in doing. So I'm sorry if  I comment on your work and post a critique or offer advice. It only means that I care about you as a person and as an artist. If I didn't care I wouldn't comment at all. If I consider you a friend I shouldn't have to sugar coat what I say. And Vice Versa. And if I do say something I'm not trying to be a dick about it.Nor am I out to make you feel bad.

The only time I do post a critique or offer advice is when I noticed something in your work that is very VERY FLAWED or the work posted is not up to that artists usual standard of work.Meaning your work has to have a very bad flaw or  its just fucked up. Otherwise I don't post anything.If its  good I'll fave it. If its really good I'll boost your ego with words of praise.^_^


I'm sure some of you are like "well you're no pro!" Or "I feel I'm better than you.So I don't need to hear what you have to say" .Yes some of you are better than me.Yet some of ya'll are not selling  or hustling your work like I am. Some of you are not as good as I am.Yet you are out there out selling and out hustling me. Some of you draw for you and I get that. But don't use that excuse when some one calls you out on your work and wants you to get better. Some of you may sell a lot of prints or your comic.Yet your work is still technically not good.Even still don't use that as an excuse not to get better. All I'm saying is don't be a "Scrub".  

Because scrubs don't get no love from me.....(continues singing the TLC song)

UPDATES

*Just knocking out some commisshies
*Penciling the fan art for the rest of the year.I'm not saying what it is.I want ya'll to be surprised.
* I am now open for Comic Book Sketch cover Commissions.You send or give me a comic with a blank cover I'll doodle on it for only $15. $15 is standard price I charge for my sketches now. I also will be buying some blank sketch covers and doodling on those as well.I will be charging $15 for doodle I sketch on them as well as the price I paid for the comic. For example...

Black Widow #1 blank sketch cover comic is $6

The sketch I draw on it is $15

$15 + $6 =$21

And that's still $20 to $40  cheaper than what most artists charge at cons these days.
If your not sure about the quality of sketch work your getting I will be posting scans of covers I'm working on soon.

Well that's it for now.

Dat Black Dood.
Mack
Shantae $15 Sketch 1 of 2 by Bfetish
Shantae $15 Sketch 1 of 2

$15 Sketch 1 of 2.

Shantae

This character is from a well known video game that was playable on the Gameboy Advance I believe.

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Wii Fit Trainer colors byShadowBlackfox by Bfetish
Wii Fit Trainer colors byShadowBlackfox
Shadowblackfox.Did a pretty good job coloring a sketch commission for me. His art has improved alot over the past couple of years. Hit this guy up for some commission work.

Line art by me
Colors by shadowblackfox.deviantart.com/
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  • Mood: Astonished
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: Old 90's Wizard magazines
  • Watching: New season of anime I downloaded.and more Pron
  • Playing: some videogames when I need to take break from art
  • Eating: whatevers in the fridge
  • Drinking: I got banned from drinking coffe.so water O_O
       2 cons down with one coming up this Sunday. The guest list for Sac Con is pretty good. With DMC(the other half of the legendary Rap group Run DMC) and who bunch of actors and puppeteers that worked on or in Ninja Turtles and Star Wars I feel the place is going to get quite a bit of foot traffic. Which is good. But nothing is guaranteed when it comes to sells. Speaking of sales here is a quick rundown of our last 2 shows.


Lodi Grape Con

  What can I say other than it was a small show and BlueBaby Art profited. It was a very ugly day.It was pretty ugly all over Northern California because of a storm.I'm not complaining we needed the rain here. I'll be honest I wasn't a fan of the venue of the con. It reminded me of an old school that gets converted into a rec center. The venue was the Lodi fair grounds where they have their wine festivals.

  I will say that over 2,000 people showed up.Foot traffic was decent until the last 2 hours.Everybody looked like they had a good time. I picked up a few comic book sketch covers(More info about this later in the journal) and a Transformer Arcee figure. I've been waiting over 20 yrs for a toy Transformer version of Arcee that actually looks like and transforms into a car as she did in the 80's cartoon show.


A wrestling promotion put on a great show outside. And over priced food was sold at the venue. If you were looking to buy geek loot this con did not disappoint. A lot of hard to find rare toys and comics were priced pretty cheaply. The cosplayers brought their A game as well


  Overall it was a good show for BlueBabyArt. I made some connections made a few new buddies .Then Luis and I packed up and headed out.

The Good.
*Vendors had great affordable comics and toys
*Decent foot traffic.
*We made money ^_^

The Bad
*The Venue.I just wasn't feeling it.
*I was barely functioning on 2 and half hours of sleep.

The Ugly
*A few people that past by our table smelled like a wet animal that bathed in its own crap


East Bay Comic Show er..Con

  I'm kinda mixed on this one.This show reminded me a lot of the small monthly comic shows that popped up in San Jose back in the mid to late 90's. These types of shows were just a way for you to acquire more geek loot at higher prices. Luis and I were placed in a smaller room( Con Purgatory) to the left of the main showroom. What sucks is that people blew most of their money before they recognized that there was another room with other vendors and artists. The venue was nice.The show was in a Hilton hotel so no complaints there.

  So the day started out slow.Foot traffic picked up and was solid for about 2 and half hours for us in Con purgatory.Then the last 2 hours the con was pretty much dead. If it wasn't for a couple of credit card sale BlueBabyArt would not have profited at this con. The cost of the table wasn't worth it because our table was in a crappy location.

The con itself had no real guests of note or any noteworthy events that I knew of. I did meet some old con neighbors and met some cool new artists.But other than that this con was barely memorable.


The Good
* Meeting old con buddies and making new ones.
* The young lady artist sitting at the booth next me.
* Watching Luis talk "Brony" with his fellow Brony's who came by the table.
*Free Donuts. ^_^ YESH!!!!
* I finally found a real life look a like of Psylocke of the X-men.

The Bad
* Our table location.
* The cost of the table.
*Didn't make enough profit to buy a value meal at McDonald's
*A young kid said my art work looked like porn.::sigh::

The Ugly.
* I had to think of things to put into The Good section. Yes I know that sounds messed up but I'm being honest.


Bullshit Rant of The Month No "Scrubs"

 I feel like Mike Singletary when  coached the 49ers. He went off during post game interview when one of his star players wasn't giving a 100% effort and thought he was too good to take guidance from is coaches. Mike put the player on blast during his " I want players who want to be winners!" rant. So where am I going with this. Well me being the helpful yet blunt to the point I can come off as an asshole friend that I am decided to offer some artful advice and a little critique to one of the artists in my circle. Lets just say that it could have ended worse. But things did end on a sour note and left a bad taste in my mouth.Especially when it concerns how artists relate to other artists.

I consider those who I collaborate with or commission work from to be my friends. Granted being friends is a two way relationship. And in this case my assuming that I am cool and tight with this individual blew up in my face. This person didn't react well to my helpful advice.They played it off that they were not mad. But their comments told me otherwise. Because shots were fired at me as a person and as an artist. I should have known better.This whole incident I brought on myself because I knew this persons track record in terms of how they react to unwanted advice,help,and critiques. Even still I didn't expect the person would come at me the way they did. I sent the person a final note and apologized if I hurt their feelings. The person wrote back and told me why they snapped even though they say they weren't snapping. Yet they were not contrite in what they posted. After I realized this I was like ok.But after I thought about it I felt a little butt hurt to the point I had a slight  case artist's block earlier in the day.But I got over it and began busting my ass even harder to get projects done.

It seems the more pissy I get,the more shit I get done. Go figure....

I guess from now on I won't be commenting on this persons work. It seems quite a few artists these days got very thin skin when it comes to constructive critiques,negative comments, and even helpful advice.Its not just this one person its quite a few artists in general. In one group I'm in on in Facebook there are some touchy people on their as well.


I finally realized over the last couple of years why those that are good or elite in anything choose to only be around and associate only with those with a similar mind set. I used to be a part of and into the FGC( Fighting Game Community) and they had a term for players who wanted to be good but were not good enough.Players who thought they were good but really were not. And players who felt they were good enough as is and didn't want to learn or get better. The term used to describe these type of players is  "Scrub".Yes its the same "Scrub" that's been popularized in a 90's TLC song


It still makes me cringe just saying "Scrub". But that's because I realized I had a "Scrub" mind set most of my life. I'm taking it upon myself this year to get out of having a Scrub mentality. Especially with my art.Because right now its all I got to offer to the world.Its one of the few things in my life I'm confident in doing. So I'm sorry if  I comment on your work and post a critique or offer advice. It only means that I care about you as a person and as an artist. If I didn't care I wouldn't comment at all. If I consider you a friend I shouldn't have to sugar coat what I say. And Vice Versa. And if I do say something I'm not trying to be a dick about it.Nor am I out to make you feel bad.

The only time I do post a critique or offer advice is when I noticed something in your work that is very VERY FLAWED or the work posted is not up to that artists usual standard of work.Meaning your work has to have a very bad flaw or  its just fucked up. Otherwise I don't post anything.If its  good I'll fave it. If its really good I'll boost your ego with words of praise.^_^


I'm sure some of you are like "well you're no pro!" Or "I feel I'm better than you.So I don't need to hear what you have to say" .Yes some of you are better than me.Yet some of ya'll are not selling  or hustling your work like I am. Some of you are not as good as I am.Yet you are out there out selling and out hustling me. Some of you draw for you and I get that. But don't use that excuse when some one calls you out on your work and wants you to get better. Some of you may sell a lot of prints or your comic.Yet your work is still technically not good.Even still don't use that as an excuse not to get better. All I'm saying is don't be a "Scrub".  

Because scrubs don't get no love from me.....(continues singing the TLC song)

UPDATES

*Just knocking out some commisshies
*Penciling the fan art for the rest of the year.I'm not saying what it is.I want ya'll to be surprised.
* I am now open for Comic Book Sketch cover Commissions.You send or give me a comic with a blank cover I'll doodle on it for only $15. $15 is standard price I charge for my sketches now. I also will be buying some blank sketch covers and doodling on those as well.I will be charging $15 for doodle I sketch on them as well as the price I paid for the comic. For example...

Black Widow #1 blank sketch cover comic is $6

The sketch I draw on it is $15

$15 + $6 =$21

And that's still $20 to $40  cheaper than what most artists charge at cons these days.
If your not sure about the quality of sketch work your getting I will be posting scans of covers I'm working on soon.

Well that's it for now.

Dat Black Dood.
Mack

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Montreal Mack
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Well I'm back,pretty much full time. The real world is kicking my ass but I'm kicking back. I'm going to be posting a crap load of new pieces.So be sure to leave a comment of praise or critcism.

I'm an older guy and pretty easy going. This drawing thing I do is all I got to leave something of myself to let the world know I do exist.

Current Residence: Stockton CA
Favourite genre of music: J pop,R&B,some Hip Hop,some Rock,and some of everything else.
Favourite photographer: none yet
Favourite style of art: Old fashioned. Just plain old pencil to paper.
Favourite cartoon character: Jinx(Gi Joe the Movie.)
Personal Quote: none yet.
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Welcome to :iconnation-horizon: !
and thank you for the fave
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this line art work is so good! well done!
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Ha! I found you.
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Thank you for the fave! and birthday wishes! ^,^ 
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got any thing i could ink or color?
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Sure I'll send you some stuff to color.
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ok
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