Evillecon 2014 Mascots and Concept Art

I’m getting pretty excited about Evillecon Anime Convention coming up this Friday March 28 thru Sunday March 30th in Evansville, Indiana. But I’m also excited to see my mascots proudly adorning the Evillecon website!

That’s right, those cute kids in horsey costumes are my work. It started out with the Evillecon Team wanting me to explore the theme of “Year of the Horse” so I shot them some ideas, which they eventually asked me to develop along a My Little Pony slant:

Apologies to Hotline Miami and Twilight Sparkle! After looking at everything, they asked me to do My Little Pony style costumes using the mascots I designed them back in 2012, these kids here:

evillecon 2012 year of the dragon mascots by sandpaperdaisy

So I got busy and this was the result! I initially did deeper colors, which were then switched to more pastel colors.

The final three were the accepted mascots, and then they were altered a bit here and there by the Evillecon Team for display on their website. Below are the official mascots in their full website glory! You may see them other places during the convention as well.

And also, a reminder that my friend Cora and I will be appearing at the Artist Alley!

sandpaperdaisy and cora dean to sell at evillecon 2014 artist alley

Franklin Street EDAC Outdoor Sale!!

Saturday, April 19th we’ll be having a huge, awesome art/jewelry/craft sale from 11am to 4pm. The sale will be on the front lawn of the lovely West Branch Library at 2000 W. Franklin Street, Evansville, Indiana. There’ll be food and children’s activities as well including bounce palaces, zorb balls, and an art and science station, all followed by a free concert in the park at 6pm. COME ONE COME ALL! The map of artist tables (pink), children’s events, food and the concert stage is below.

After you’ve seen the art crawl, check out the dual fabulous art shows Wormwood and The Big Lebowski in Little China!