Whazzzzup? Here I am again, rambling and writing about the stuff revolving inside my head. Pizza? Tacos? A quesadilla maybe? I guess I should go eat before I start to write, it seems like I'm hungry. Ah, screw it, I know I can ignore the growling of my stomach for a bit and keep writing.
I am in a very good mood (yaaay!). Why? Because I'm going to be insanely busy during the next few days. I guess I sound like a masochist, uh? Nah, I just like to work, more specifically: I like to draw. See, next week is AVN AEE. No, that's not a code name for a new dance move, but it refers to Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo... yeah, I know, the name itself doesn't help much to understand what it stands for. Long story short: AVN AEE is the most important expo show within the porn industry in United States, held annually every January, here in Fabulous Las Vegas.
I myself have been to the show many times as a visitor and once as a vendor. I like to go to look around. Yes, I do like to look around, and believe it or not, there are more things to see there than T&A. Being that said, there is a lot to see in that department as well :) Hey, after all, it is a porn show!
But not everything is look & see around for me when it comes to AVN AEE (or simply AVN to everybody who knows about this expo ). I also go there with my artwork/business in mind. AVN is a great, great opportunity to meet with the talent part of the adult industry, in front and behind the camera. Since AVN is an expo catered to the fans as well as the businesses, it really provides me with the opportunity to connect with the right people. And that's what I've been doing in the last couple of years, after I realized that I can attend this show and have fun, while looking out for what's best for my artwork at the same time.
The AVN expo starts officially Wednesday next week (Jan 18). Soooo... what does AVN has to do with me being so busy now? Well, a great way to get in touch with models is to bring a sample of the artwork made with them as a reference. Models in the adult industry are not the exception. Therefore, you can be sure that I'll be taking prints of my artwork as I always do, as thank-you gift to the models in question. I already have a couple of images ready from last year that I'll be bringing to AVN, however I also want to render a couple more images, of models that granted me permissions to use their image a while ago. Due to my busy schedule during last year, I haven't been able to render those images yet... but the time is now! :)
So, cheers for a busy but productive couple of weeks ahead, where I'll be getting ready for a day at a porn convention, showing off my artwork. Pleasure or business? What about both? ;) See you next time!
Pin-up artist by day… and also by night. Well, mostly by night, because night time is my favorite time to paint.