Video: Otakon 2012 Chalk Art Time Lapse
Another year, and another Otakon has come and gone. I seriously love this show with all of it’s Manga, Anime, J-Rock and Cosplay inspired crazy goodness. Once again I was asked to take up residence in Artist Alley in the lower level of the Baltimore Convention Center, and spend 30 hours creating a massive mural, this time based on the work of artist Del Borovic.
A theme to this year was "Cooking", going so far as to have number of recipes throughout the official program. The image I had to recreate was of Otakon mascot Hiroko in a kitchen TRYING to create pancakes, but obviously having some difficulty. In the background is a stuffed toy version of their other mascot, Hiroshi, along with several photos of him on the cabinet doors.
Throughout the piece are a number of Easter-Egg references to cool things at the show. In all, the detail, lighting and amount of background work in the piece was amazing, and it was certainly a challenge to recreate.
You can also click here to see my 2011 Otakon Chalk Art Time Lapse to get an idea of what I have created in previous years.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi, and most of all thanks to the staff of the Otakon for, as always, letting me be a part of an amazing event. Can’t wait until next year.