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"Dark Dragon", MEGA-CON, etc. [Dec. 16th, 2006|08:41 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I sound like a broken record everytime I post, but man - we have been busy!

I think now though the bulk of holiday rush will be over, since most people wanting their Christmas orders, etc. have had their stuff shipped, which is good. Hopefully everything that is supposed to arrive in time will arrive in time. ::crosses fingers::

Got a little more Christmas shopping done myself, which is good. Still a lot more to do and not much time to do it. I'm flying up to Kansas City on Christmas Eve, gonna be there for about a week, that'll be nice (hoping no blizzards come while I'm there!).

All righty - the new painting - this is a GOOD one (well, I think that they're all good ones, but this is extra good) - click below to see it:

"Dark Dragon" ORIGINAL PAINTING! 5-DAY AUCTION



Isn't it pretty? I'm running it as a 5-day auction so I'll have plenty of time to ship before I leave town.

In other news - MEGA-CON! Yep, after pressuring and prodding from various sources, I've decided to do Mega-Con this year. Mega-Con is the premier anime/fantasy/scifi/comics/gaming convention down here - it is in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center (I had a booth there at INATS earlier this year, it is a great venue for this type of thing). FEBRUARY 16th, 17th, & 18th!

I will have a big exhibitor's booth in the center of the room, right in the middle of the action. Original paintings, prints, merchandise, statues, books, etc. Signing autographs, posing for pictures, chatting, etc. For more info check out my updated "appearances" page here:

Jasmine's Upcoming Appearances

Also be sure to check out Mega-Con's official page:

http://www.megaconvention.com

Matty is stoked because Lou Ferrigno is going to be there, hehe!

UNFORTUNATELY this does mean that I won't be able to have a tent at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival this year, because the two events "overlap" and I'm not good at being in two places at once.

Okay, I'd better get back to work. Blah.
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From: bre1707
2006-12-17 02:05 am (UTC)

Wow!

Lovely as usual Jasmine! I really love the colors, specially on the corset. Highly detailed, The dragon looks like he's staring at out at you, neat. =P -Bre
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Wow!

Thank you Bre!!
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From: owllightstudios
2006-12-17 02:07 am (UTC)
oh, man, that painting is stunning!! O_O
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you Victoria!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you Meredith, I had fun with this one and very happy with how it turned out.
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[User Picture]From: eaglemaina
2006-12-17 02:22 am (UTC)
I adore the color scheme on this one! Definitly one of my new favourites! Very nice work!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you very very much!!
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2006-12-17 02:47 am (UTC)
Your painting is wonderful! I especially love her clothes! Gosh it would be so awesome if I could somehow get to MegaCon. It's in Orlando, and I'm in Gainesville, so I might be able to swing it. I never been to any kind of "con" before, I think it would really kick my butt into getting serious about my art. And it would be great to meet you and Matt!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you Becca!

I haven't been to Mega-Con yet either, but I have heard good things from exhibitors and other visitors too, so I'm looking forward to it. It would be awesome if you could come - we'd like to meet you!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you Sophia! I kind of sketched it out with a pencil first, I think that helped with the composition (in fact, I should probably do that with a lot of my paintings first, lol - that might help!).
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2006-12-17 08:57 am (UTC)
oh my, it's so gorgeous!! If I had the money I would surely have been bidding. I want it hahaha.
So yes, it is a very pretty one, we simply have to agree. I bet it's as if the dragon walks atraight out of the painting.

Lol, so you are not good at being at two places either? I have been trying and trying but somehow I always end up feeling all mixed up ;)

Good luck with the mega-con!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you Miri!!!

Yeah, I seriously need to practice my bi-location abilities!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-12-17 09:03 am (UTC)
This is absolutely gorgeous honey!! =)
I'm so excited to hear about Mega-Con. I think I will have to get out there. =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jess!

Awesome! That would be great if you could get out to the Mega-Con - it's right in the Orange County Convention Center, around where I-4 crosses the Bee Line Expressway. It should be fun!
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2006-12-17 12:37 pm (UTC)
Beautiful and unique painting jasmine! I love the black dragon and how you incorporated in the monarch butterfly pattern!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you Candace!

Typically I give dragons kind of scaley, bat-like wings, so I thought I'd try butterfly-like wings for a change, and I really like how it turned out.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-12-17 05:53 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh I just love this one Jasmine :D I think your Dragon series is my fave :D

Mega Con? I didn't even know there was such a thing! How cool it's right there in Orlando too! Your really going to make a killing there! You'll be able to go home at night and restock for the next day! Hehe! Matt is going to go hang out at the Hulks table :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you Carrie!!

Mega-Con sounds pretty cool - it was recommended to me both by other exhibitors and by patrons/visitors, so it sounds pretty great. It's not far from my house and it's in the same building I did INATS at earlier this year, so hopefully it won't be too overwhelming!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-18 03:07 am (UTC)

New fan w/ suggestions...

Well, you've got a fan in me, lol. I love fairies, but I'm anti-Disney...so your work fits juuuust right. As soon as I become wealthy enough to commission some work, I'll be starting with you. (My favorite so far is definitely Tribal Fairy.)

Oh, I have a suggestion in case you're looking to expand subject matter (within fairy genre). I'd love to see some ethnic variety in fantasy art...all dragonslayers and mermaids can't all be so pale, lol. How about a Rasta Fairy? or Thug Fairy? (Big ups on the Hindu Fairy and Geisha.) Just an idea, though. Some artists seem to insist that fairies, elves, etc. are all nature-based beings, and are loathe to portray them any other way. I think it'd be alot more interesting to see an urban fairy...like a fairy on the subway, above people's heads, but still holding on to the rail.

I also always wanted to see fairies with a dash of pseudo-reality...eg. a painting of a fairy after a long day of fairy-ing - kicking off an elfin shoe, holding an acorn of brew - that kind of thing.

That's pretty much it. Keep up the great work!

Tamyra
www.myspace.com/tamyraville

(BTW, my myspace isn't usually that sexy. I'm actually kinda anti-govt, but I've been a little repressed lately, lol...)

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:44 pm (UTC)

Re: New fan w/ suggestions...

Hi Tamyra!!

Thank you so much for your post and for your suggestions - I'm always interested in hearing new ideas for expanding my work. I'm DEFINITELY trying to integrate more new faces and ethnic influences in my work. I just did a new painting the other day here:

http://www.strangeling.org/fairygroupportrait2.jpg

where I show a good variety of faeries (with skintones ranging from fair, to brown, to green, lol).

I'm also working on an urban influenced series called "Camouflage" - I have finished the first one here:

http://www.strangeling.com/camouflage1.html with kind of a graffiti influence, and I have many more planned. LOL - I like your "acorn of brew" idea.

Thank you again for taking the time to comment and for the suggestions!!
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From: hadanegra
2006-12-18 03:33 am (UTC)

your art work...

oh, your art work is fantastique... im a total fan of the things that u paint specially the fairies... i hope find soon your books in mexico... i found one by one spanish publishin house where are many fairy artists and you are there... but in fact im just searching a hole book about your fairies... keep working and keep your magic... x.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:45 pm (UTC)

Re: your art work...

Thank you so much!! It makes me happy to hear that my artwork is being appreciated all over the world. I recently visited Mexico and had a wonderful time there.

Thank you again =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-18 04:31 am (UTC)

GORGEOUS

I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!

-Abby in KC
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:45 pm (UTC)

Re: GORGEOUS

Thank you Abby!!
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[User Picture]From: breathing_hard
2006-12-18 05:43 pm (UTC)

You always amaze me.

MegaCon is so much drama.. but I'm sure you'll have fun.

And wow.. Dark Dragon has to be one of your best.. ever. I am awed, and floored, and anything else I can be. Oh Jasmine, it's amazing. Really!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:46 pm (UTC)

Re: You always amaze me.

Thank you Tamara!

I'm looking forward to it - I had a great time with my booth at Dragon*Con. I know I probably won't get to walk around much, but I'll at least get to talk to folks at my booth & sell stuff, etc.
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[User Picture]From: thephoenixx
2006-12-18 05:47 pm (UTC)
This piece is AMAZING! I just love the colors and composition. I do hope you have safe travles during the holiday and get to relax and enjoy a bit. Really great work. Happy Holidays.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-12-22 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Happy Holidays to you as well!
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