Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Upcoming shows, appearances & latest news...

Hi everyone

I hope all is well with you!

I've been gone for a bit, as I just finished illustrating 106 sketch cards for Topps Trading cards ~  "TERMINATOR SALVATION set!!! 

I am soooo excited about being invited to illustrate sketch cards for this set! It was quite a challenge as we had to use limited references from Terminator Salvation ONLY! That being said, I allowed my imagination & my creativity to really flow, I found ways to make EVERY sketch card I illustrated unique & I really had fun working on this set!

I have to wait until the movie has been released to show you some of my sketch cards, so "I'll be back" regarding those after 4/20...

Thank you all for being so patient with your commission orders while I had to meet that deadline! I truly appreciate all of your continued love & support!

Wonder Con was AMAZING, as was my trip to Lucas Film, Rancho Obi Wan and the Skywalker Ranch! Truly BEYOND a dream come true in every way imaginable...

I am grateful! 

I felt like I was in a dream wandering around the Skywalker Ranch and I caught myself more than a few times singing "The Hills Are alive, with the sound of music..." It was sooooo peaceful & beautiful there...Skywalker Ranch reminded me of Ireland or Scotland...maybe it was the hills, the families of deer, wild turkeys & cattle wandering about freely, or even the architecture...

Ahhhhhhh...I can see how it is an inspiring place to work & create...George Lucas is BEYOND genius in everything he does! The layout of the ranch was so that you can't see one building from the other and the architecture was art in itself! As we approached the main house, we were told George was there, that was his car in front of the Main house...Unfortunately, I didn't get to see him this time! We did get to see original Norman Rockwell paintings hanging on the walls, encased props from the Indiana Jones movies (I LOVED seeing the Crystal skull it was really cool looking in person)...But my favorite things in the main house were the libraries, WOW WOW WOW...I have an obsession with books... & the grand piano with the sheet music for "Ave Maria" on it...heaven! 

Lucas Film @The Presidio was pretty Incredible! The cafeteria in itself is really cool and the views from the BIG windows all around of the Golden Gate bridge were breathtaking! As we wandered about, checking out what was for sale in the store, saying hi to friends & Being able to see some of the items from some of my favorite movies at Lucas Film was spectacular ~ One of the models of ET and a model of the creative from "The Abyss" are a couple of things that touched me! 

Ahhhh, and then there was Rancho Obi Wan...words CAN NOT even begin to describe this Star Wars Collection!!! Just imagine everything that has ever been created Star Wars...I'll leave it to your imagination...

This was my first Wonder Con & certainly NOT my last! I didn't have a table, and I'm really glad! This being a smaller convention than San Diego Comic Con, I really had the opportunity to see old friends, meet with new people, talk with people without haven't to rush or be rushed and I was REALLY able to make some GREAT contacts! 

Since we're on the topic of Conventions, here's my schedule of conventions I have confirmed:

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON July 23-26th (I have confirmed an "Artists Alley" Table)

DRAGON CON Sept 4-7th (I will have a table & be doing signings & panels)


Thank you for your continued love & support!

PeAcE LovE aRt & sOuL
Denise Vasquez

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