I got flown out to attend an illustration workshop in LA, so I got to meet Dave Dorman, Larry Elmore, Steve Hickman, Cliff Nielsen, Ty Carter, and others from a couple of studios.
I got to see some of DisneyToon’s “restricted areas”, saw some unannounced film projects. We have to sign an NDA just to walk in the place, of course, but it was amazing to see their workflow in action. The sheer volume of art produced is insane
Ignore the unflattering photo, they copied my ID for the badge.
I got a free signed poster from Larry, though I don’t have a pic of it right now. Also doing a poster swap with Steve Hickman
I’m going to attend C2E2 next week, hang out with Dave Dorman for a bit. Also planning to visit his studio in the near future.
Also my Holy Days painting won some tasty prize money after the artists named above selected it for a contest. I’m using some of that money to go to Illuxcon in September.