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.

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.

3 thoughts on “Video: Otakon 2012 Chalk Art Time Lapse”

  1. Yes, there will be a time lapse for the Celebration VI video. There is a bit more time involved in getting the proper permissions and approvals from Lucasfilm before the video can go online. But I am working with them currently and I expect it won’t be much longer before I can post it. Keep you eyes peeled!

  2. All right. I understand about the time for permissions (and putting it together takes some time, too!). I really enjoyed your work for Celebration V, and the usage of it to reveal Savage was brilliant. I saw the Celebration VI chalk art on the banner, and I know there isn’t a timelapse video for every work you do, so I wanted to make sure that one would be coming for this. Thanks!

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