This year (2016) overall sales were down, because attendance was down. Several friends of mine speculated it was because of the political atmosphere of the election. Personally I have yet to see (from my end being freelance) that the economy is getting better. I guess only time will tell.
Now that show season is over it's time to get working on advancing my painting skills. For a while, I've been itching to experiment without worrying about messing up expensive watercolor paper. I just feel like I'm severely lacking the experimentation element of art, being so consumed with finishing work to sell.
Over the weekend I got a peek at Brian Stelfreeze's Artbook. I absolutely love the way he uses color. And I've been in love with Drew's work since I was old enough to realize who he was. So I bought a few things: books from Amazon (Amazon Prime 18% off w/free 2 day shipping) and a new sketchbook from Michael's (YAY 50% off coupon).
I may have time to just play and start recording some of this for video episodes on my YouTube channel and maybe make some of it only available on my Patreon site. Which is another thing I really need to work on.
This week, I'm cutting and decorating mats for the smaller works from my convention art bin. I'm also going to try and squeeze in some personal sketch/art cards. I'll be listing everything in my Etsy Shop as I go.
Till next time!