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Videos and conventions

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 21, 2012, 1:55 PM



I've uploaded a new drawing video of one of my latest pieces ^^
:star::star: youtube.com/watch?v=s6A0zsBg8q0 :star::star:
I've preserved everything to the best of my ability to demonstrate what it's like for me to work on a detailed piece for 30 hours. It's not meaningful to watch it in its entirety because it gets repetitive really fast, but I've always wondered how something like this would be like for a lot of artists I follow, so I figured I would make one myself. More info about the video is in the video comment!

And there are a few other new videos as well in my channel that I didn't post here about (:

I'm starting to apply for conventions for this year. I had intended to go to anime boston but decided against it last minute ): The first confirmed convention is Anime North in May! I'm applying to a few others too but seeing how fighting for space in AA these days is a bloody battle to the death, I'm going to wait until I have confirmation and payment processed for each con before saying I'm going haha ;; I wish there were more cons in Canada because going to the states sucks LOL... I hate being treated like a criminal ugh

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

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:iconkarin-adele:
karin-adele Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
are you willing to go to Animethon? it's in Alberta. LOL
but i guess it's too tight... right before fan expo...well, i'll be waiting for you at AN!
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's too far XD
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:iconkarin-adele:
karin-adele Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
yeah, guess it is. waiting for you at AN!
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careko Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
tables for fanexpo are already open, I got mine and it's confirmed. but they are getting really expensive tho.

I'll be going to boston, but the tax rule made things complicated for alot of people. I add to get a us tax number (waited 2hrs to get the line since I'm a canadian resident.) process was long, but boston is really a good place. you should try it once. but tables are hard to get too
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Elfdawn11 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Wish you could come to Sakuracon <3
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HetemSenar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Treated like a criminal? You mean the border control? XD
Yeah, the US is unfortunately pretty pyscho about such things these days...
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fireaangel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student
Saw your new video! I drew alongside it. :3

;A; Sorry our border people treat you like a criminal. I don't understand why they let in people that need to stay out but give harmless visitors a hard time. WHAT IS LOGIC?
Good luck with all the applications and everything!!

Aaah I wish I could go to Anime North... Maybe next year.
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Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Have you considered trying to go about the guest approach at conventions?
You're so well established on DA and with your comic that you might be able to.
I think you'd make a great art guest.

I think you'd be required to run some panels though, but that could just go towards help spreading your work more and meeting new people :)
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
don't guests need to get invited XD? and that wouldn't change anything about the trouble I encounter at the border either @_@
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Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I believe so. Maybe if you inform your followers "If you'd like to see me at a convention near you, request to see me as a guest :) !" or something of that sort?

I wish the whole border system wasn't the way it is...What happened last time? They don't get all suspicious because of your luggage do they?!(which is..uh artist alley stuff :< ! )
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
luggage, the fact that I'm traveling alone, the fact that I'm staying at a hotel and not an actual destination, the fact that I'm a freelancer, all that good stuff!
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Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
ahh..I see where you're coming from now..yeah...that's hard, especially with freelance and travel/lodging.

Maybe next year you can find someone to travel down with, or a friend that lives in the area to stay with :)

There's always next year to plan for. I hope you can make it eventually. If anything there's the conventions in Canada at least :<
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ruina Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
A-aww, a little sad I don't see AX on the list... ;; I guess I can go visit again at NYAF then. ;w; Hope you can get tables at the other cons too~ (I think Otakon's AA reg opened yesterday, right?)
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah! and I didn't even know AX's tables went for sale LAST YEAR LOL lksfhgkldsjflkj
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
Yeahhhh.... I was lucky to have found it through their twitter... x_x;; If you'd like, I'd be more than happy to share the table... though I guess it'd be another con to travel to the states for you... but yarr, if you're interested at all~ :nod:
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ooh, thank you for your offer! I don't want to take up your precious space since I do take up a lot LOL;;
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   General Artist
Haha, aww okee, if you say so. ;w; Again, good luck getting tables at the other cons!
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taruhead Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I absolutely love you art, and watching you draw them -- It's perfectly magical!! * A * Thank you for sharing~~ ;; v ;;
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AWWW, wish I could've seen you at AB! Ellen and I are going to be there this year.
But hey, I hope otakon works out again! LET'S HOPE WE BOTH GET TABLES. :heart:
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:iconfeeshseagullmine:
feeshseagullmine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
y u no come to AX ;_;?
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
y they sell table last year q_q
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:iconfeeshseagullmine:
feeshseagullmine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
qq I almost got tricked too
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:icontechlynn:
Techlynn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
You were going to come to Anime Boston?! Ahh, that would have been so awesome. Your stuff is so great.~ i don't recognize any of the artists there this year D: What made you decide against it?
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
requirement to register with the irs )':
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:icontechlynn:
Techlynn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
dang. so sad. ;___; understandable though. Well, I wish you luck in your sales at the other cons your going to then. ;3
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tingc888 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do hope you will come to the west coast one day. :-)
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:iconmou-s:
mou-s Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Shilin you're incredible. Every single piece I do takes like 30 hours, and they look nothing like yours. D8
Thank you for the upload!!<3
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sad they look nothing like mine because I can only wish to make paintings as phenomenal as yours Q____Q thank you for the compliment :heart:
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the-cheshires-grin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
That is so incredibly beautiful and enchanting. The more you make, the more I'll watch.
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:iconkuro-torii:
Kuro-Torii Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
You should come to a con in Vancouver again sometime! This year there are 4 cons in Vancouver! (fanexpo, anime revolution, mini-comi, and cos & effect)
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Graphics-PP Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I totally watched the whole thing, I had nothing better to do lol.
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Taly5 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I think I' m starting to worship you -.-
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Shanyume Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If all goes well you should look at least once apply for a convention on the west coast :D
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:iconreafu-fu:
reafu-fu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good luck with the others you're hoping to attend :D!
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icelandicishnese Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Anime Boston ;_;
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AoiAgeha Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
i agree ;-;
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catscantdraw Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
aahhh I hope to see you again at NYAF! I am definitely going to buy more stuff this time haha
Maybe I'll go to Otakon too! ;w;
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miss-marv Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
aw man, I'm not going to anime north this year! :(
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Haylau Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was GOING to go to anime north as I live super close XD only four hours away, but I wasnt allowed to go this year and I was really sad ~_~ I was going to cosplay Chii from Chobits and maybe Shion from No.6 XD but next year I am going to go olololol
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the video upload! cant wait to watch it! Good luck with all the con stuff too ; )
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shadowsmyst Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You seem to be based in the east, but there are a lot of conventions to the west in Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB if you fancy coming over to this side of the country. If you want a list, let me know.
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shilin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm waiting for vancouver to settle down because its cons have been all over the place @_@ and these are chances I can't afford to take due to travel costs. but I'll for sure hit up the west coast once it does!
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shadowsmyst Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There has been a lot of new ones, although some are definitely rising to be better than others. I agree traveling is a bit of a challenge though. That's personally why I'm not traveling myself. Some of them are more stable. I'd say Cos & Effect ([link]) is pretty solid. Vcon is solid (been in Vancouver since 1977 [link]). FanExpo vancouver just started up, so I don't know about them, and this is also the first year for VanCAF (Vancouver Comic Arts Festival), so I'm not sure how that's going to go. A good group to keep an eye on though. I hear Anime Evolution is coming back as well, possibly next year. The ones held at UBC (Cos & Effect, possibly anime evolution) might be more economical as you can stay in the dorms for a very affordable price.
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