It's been another busy week for the Cave! Most excitingly, I had a stall at the London Gaming Market at Bloomsbury on Sunday. The event seemed more spacious than last time, which made it more pleasant for attendees and traders alike. Although it didn't seem as busy as previous markets, it was still well attended, and definitely worth having a stall at! Here are some pics of my setup:
While my bigger, more expensive artwork didn't sell, it did a good job of attracting compliments and attention. As usual, Zelda and Mario were popular, and Sonic sold out very quickly. Must remember to make more Sonics next time!
I also bought a few things at the market:
The Nintendo light was from the folks at Let's Talk Retro, and goes perfectly in my games room. It hangs below the loft bed, dousing my consoles in a warm glow reminiscent of a certain district in Amsterdam. Anyway... I couldn't resist getting a little Lego Batman to go with my Daredevil one, and the prints are by Duncan Gutteridge (the artist who painted the Sonic 2 box cover), who was there to sign his work! Once I figure out where to put them, they will be on proud display!
Since the market I have had some commission requests, which is good as they are of subjects that interest me... more on that next time though!
The latest bead picture I've been working on is of Hellboy (the movie version):
I like how this one came out, it needed very few modifications to the computer design - the only thing I wanted to change was the eyes, which I think look much better now they are brighter. This one will be for sale at the London Film & Comic Con in July, where someone might want to buy it and get it signed by Ron Perlman, who will be a special guest there. I also plan to do a larger portrait of Hellboy in the next couple of months.
I also did a smaller scale project last week - Ghostbusters MegaMan sprites. I decided to design ones for the new, all-female lineup. I used the image below on the left as reference and adapted them to fit the ladies. I think I'll make a Ghostbusters logo and put them all in a big square frame, or a long narrow one.
Lastly, I'd just like to recommend a gaming website, Devon Gamers Shack. Jodi from the site was at the Gaming Market at the weekend and wrote a decent review (more in depth than mine!) and even gave me a little shoutout! So thank you Jodi, and keep up the awesome work!
My name is Iain and my addiction is making pixel bead art. My main inspirations are comics, video games and movies.