Thursday, May 7, 2015

Round one: Notes from Reapercon

Howdy, partner!!

Reapercon 2015 was an amazing event.  

Having the previous year's experience to fall back on was invaluable.

As you can see, the classrooms got a lot bigger!

They were not quite big enough to avoid being trashed by our basing class... thanks to Mike and his fabulous bark.

Bark, Sculpey and Oxide paste everywhere!!!

Here's the table set up in the main hall, being manned by a new Hobby Lawman... from Wild West Oxidous, of course :-)

The BONES shrine.  

This year, I went out to the courtyard tables in the Main Hall, so that I could be joined in by those who were curious, or wanted to follow up on a class.  That would be one of my class veterans on the right.  He survived one after the other, mostly intact.

And my Birthday Brother from up north, Paul!  We were separated at birth by several years and national borders.

Re-convening downstairs after the classes was a great way to supplement them.  One of the things we tried to do was take the figures that were worked on in the Shaded Basecoat class, and see how easy it was to take them in a completely different direction than the original intention.

That's one of the principles behind that technique.  The ability to change things radically, since you don't already have lots of time invested in one section or another.

This was the Reaper Hall of fame banquet.  Humans and cows alike were called to the Mothership!  It was great to have Mr. Justin there as well. :-)

The wild and whacky speed painting event proved that I could 'out MacGyver' Mac Gyver.

Yes, that's me painting with my hair!  Only the finest Wappel Sable.  Very rare, as the beast can only be found on the South Side of Chicago.

Here's a quick view of the awards ceremony.  Anne gets though all of them so quickly, but you don't even realize how rapidly it's moving, as everybody is having so much fun!

And from the good folks at Parallax, the entry that won a Gold in the Painter's Category.

More to come, including pictures from the Main Hall, and a field trip to Denton.

All of the Reaper folks were incredibly generous with their time.  I have said it before, but they were beyond amazing, staying with us late into the night, enduring long days at the con, at the shop, and more.

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