HamaCon has come and gone. It was a different experience being in the Dealers room. I did learn some things that will help me next time I am in the Dealer's Room. Hopefully next year my friend Aimee will be in Artist Alley. HamaCon was my daughter's first convention and she enjoyed it very much. She decided to draw pokemon drawings and well as an 8 year old you can't expect awesome drawing. Just cute child drawings. She made a pile of pokemon drawing while I was setting up so she could sell. I even told her not to feel bad if people don't buy her work. To my surprise the support from the attendees that have seen her drawing and bought them was overwhelming. She has made a great deal of sale just selling and making $1 pokemon drawings on 4x6 index cards.
Though she did spend all her money at the dealer's room but what can I say about it? It's money she earned on her own and she had so much fun just doing that. Most everyone that have looked through her pile of work and bought have encouraged her to continue on drawing and practicing so she could get better. I love that about this years HamaCon. She is looking forward to next year. She wants to do more. So this week I gotten a new Cintiq 13HD. My old Cintiq 12wx has been passed down to my daughter and she's been messing around with Clip Paint Studio Pro (Manga Studio 5 Debut) and enjoying every bit of it. This summer is practically the summer where I am going to teach her the basics of art and let her have her imagination flow.
I also made her a deviantArt account which I will maintain until she is old enough to maintain it on her own. So going to encourage her to take feed back as soon as she understand critique.
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To all the HamaCon attendees out there that have purchased an art from my daughter and have given her positive advice to help her continue on something she would love to do, Thank you so much for making her first convention a wonderful experience.