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I wish I could personally thank every single one of you who has shown me and my art support, it's not always possible to reply personally to each comment I get. I do read every single one!
So I must give a heartfelt thank you here and let you know how much I appreciate all of your kind words and support over the years.
I hope continuing sharing with you little pieces of my soul through my art is thanks enough :hug:
I made it! Touched down on English soil this morning after gosh-knows-how-many-hours of travel induced containment :heart:

For those of you who don't know, or have terminally shot term memories: I have been out in Australia for two Supanova conventions! I journaled the first part of my adventures here:  Supanova Melbourne and Gold Coast!So, like someone who never wants to get any sleep, I hopped on a plane to the Australia, for a convention or two :)

Melboune and Gold Cost Supanova!
My Economy Class flight was more like having my own private jet ;) No one wanted to go to Melbourne this time of year from London, as it turns out it's colder over here XD

Obligatory photo of pretty clouds out the window:

While trying to work out how to get to the Convention Showgrounds from Southern Cross Station, the first suggestion I got was to take a helicopter to Batman park. That is how cool Australia is :D

I haven't seen any spiders or crocodiles or anything that could kill me with a bite yet (unless you count the lady at the bus stop with the teeth)
I would share with you my beautiful photos of Melbourne,


Before leaving I had sent out a plea for help a the conventions, and it turns out people are really quite nice, and I was inundated with offers! So, like in some weird online blind date thing, I chose a few people who I'd never met before to help out behind my tables XD Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it was a recipe for awesomeness! The girls were delightful, worked really hard, and were not at all like the weird internet strangers your Mum warns you about. It was great to feel like I wasn't alone out there :heart:
Below is myself (you'd never guess which one ;)) and Mahalia and Lilliee, who were my boss little team at Melbourne. Huge thanks also to Annabel helped all on her own at the Gold Coast (and gosh, did she work hard!)

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Now, I'm a person who does certain things by halves, so I can do the next thing by one and a halves :D
My hotel in Melbourne was the half, boasting the 'historical features' of literally an old prison... yes that's the only window.

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A quick flight later...

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and I was ready for my one and a half I'd saved up for!:

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Almost literally all window XD
Ocean views one side and city views of the the other on the Gold Coast! I could even see the the convention center. And upon waking up at 7am for Supanova, and looking out my window, to my surprise I could already see people queuing ready!

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The conventions were a buzz with activity, I was in the Artists alley, and it wasn't too long before people found my table XD
Both were great shows, and all the hugs made up for the jet lag :D It's amazing to know I have so much support so far away :heart:! I might have shed a tiny tear at how awesome the experience was.
Here's the adorable Olivia, modeling her favourite bag (disclaimer: might not be her favourite, but she rocks it, no? ;)
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So I didn't see any real koalas this trip, but if I ever wanted to imagine what superheores in the shape of koalas looked like, then I didn't even need to use my imagination ;) They were all over the city!

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Everyone's buff in Australia, even this street sign guy has been working on his guns:
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My stay at the nice hotel paid for itself in toiletries :D
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On the few days I had to explore I chilled out at Surfers Paradise and was treated to a beautiful sunset
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But all too quickly it was time to get on a plane back to blighty...
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The 'leaving on a jet plane' song is now my nemisis. It was in my head for most of the 30+ hours travelling -_-
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Touchdown in the downpore! Ahh, must be home, it's raining :)
Img 9365[1] by DestinyBlue

And now I'm home, all snuggled up and wondering what the -real- time is, and what that means for dinner time.

Hope you enjoy some little snippets of my adventure. It was an intense experience, or maybe everything just feels intense after 5 hours sleep in two days. 

Thanks to everyone who made it possible and unforgettable! You rock! :heart:

I feel like it's not really over though.... as I head back to Australia again for Sydney and Perth Supanovas in June! (can't get enough of it ;))

But no rest for the wicked, as I have MCM Belfast to prepare for in less than a week:

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See you there! XD 

Peace, love and jet planes,
Blue x

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DestinyBlue
DestinyBlue
Artist | Professional
United Kingdom
My work as an artist takes me all over the UK, to many events and conventions, I get to meet a lot of interesting people and love my job!
For my upcoming schedule please check below.

~I couldn't do this with out your support! Thank you all so much *bows deeply*

FAQ

Where did you learn to draw?
I'm completely self taught! My high school art teacher told me cartoons were not art, so I didn't peruse any formal education in art. My drive came from within, to draw something into existence has always been intoxicating for me.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Drawing is the way I can best express myself. My art is like a visual diary, documenting feelings, thoughts and events. I find my inspirations all over, most often in everyday life, or the need get crap out of my head onto paper.
Please don't let me darker work fool you. I'm naturally a cheerful person; who has struggled with tough times. During the hard times I use drawing as an escape, a way to vent and put my story on paper, to be constructive with the destructive thoughts. It's been a life saver.

Do you do commissions?
Never, sorry. If someone is controlling my pen with their money I find it stifling. Staying independent is really important to me. I need to tell my own stories, an I know you guys appreciate seeing original work :)

Do you do requests?
No, sorry. See above. Minus money.

What tools do you use?
PhotoShop CS6 and SAI, and a Wacom intuos3 drawing tablet, or my snazzy new Cintiq Companion. I recommend looking at Wacoms 'Bamboo' range if you're just starting out :)

Do you read your comments?
Every. Single. One. The support and feedback you give me is beautiful and often overwhelming I'm truly sorry I cannot reply to everyone (If I did I would never get any drawing done XD) but I read them all, and so many of you have touched me more deeply then you'll ever know :heart:

Can I use your art for something personal/non profit?
Please do! I love it when people use my art for wallpapers/backgrounds/tattoos/scrapbooks
I also love to see my work shared, as long as credit is provided :heart:

Can I use your art for my commercial product?
No. You may not use my art for your financial gain.

Can I do a school assignment about you?
What an honour ^-^ Please feel free to, though I'm sorry I can't personally answer questions, I have covered a lot in my full FAQ: fav.me/d5x4z8h

Can I create something inspired by you?
Wow, yes! I adore seeing works I helped inspire :heart: Please do. Stuff like this makes my day :)

Where can I buy prints?
You can order signed prints which I produce and sign personally form my store: www.storenvy.com/DestinyBlue
I also have a Society6, where my art can be found on phone cases, pillows, mugs and the like society6.com/destinyblue

I have more questions!
That's not actually a question ;)
But if you would like to know anything more please check out my long full FAQ here: fav.me/d5x4z8h

Thank you! :heart:

Meet me at


Conventions 2015



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~ Dee-con ~
April 4th - Dundee

~ Supanova Melbourne ~
April 10th - 12th - Melbourne, Australia

~ Supanova Gold Coast ~
April 17th - 19th - Gold Coast, Australia

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~ MCM Belfast Comic Con ~
May 2nd - 3rd - Belfast, Ireland

~ MCM London Comic Con ~
May 22nd - 24th - London


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~ Supanova Sydney ~
June 19th - 21st - Sydney, Australia

~ Supanova Perth ~
June 26th - 28th - Perth, Australia

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~ Japan Expo ~
July 2nd - 6th - Paris, France

~ Hyper Japan ~
July 10th - 12th - London

~ Manchester MCM Comic Con ~
July 25th - 26th - Manchester

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~ MCM Dublin Comic Con ~
August 29th - 30th - Dublin, Ireland


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~ Toronto Fan Expo ~
September 3rd - 6th - Toronto, Canada

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Will update with shows which are later in the year later XD :heart:

Thanks so much for your support at these events, it really means a lot as it means I can keep drawing! :D

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Looking forward to seeing you there! :wave:

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princen-scythe Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
I hope to god I make it next year too!
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bloodzhot Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hi! We met brieftly on Saturday at Gold Coast Supanova. I must admit I wasn't familiar with you or your work but I was blown away by your art and how friendly you were, even amongst the sea of people at your stall. You took the time to talk to us and sign the pieces my sister and I bought, and even a hug! It was the standout experience of the convention for me. I just wanted to say thank you. You are a wonderful person and I shall be keeping an eye on your portfolio in the future.
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DestinyBlue Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional
Aw, great to hear it was a standout experience! :heart: Tell you sister I say hi, and hopefully see you both again next year ;)
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RedBerryBush Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked through your gallery ^^


I want to be like you someday ^^
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ScarlettErin Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Hi there! My account is new, but even without this account, I'd been falling in love with your artwork since a few years back. You inspired me, very much. I'm actually quite horrible at both drawing and painting, but I've always, always loved art. Art is honestly everything to me. I see everything as a work of art, even things as small a deal as rocks on the road. Your art is on a different level. With you and your work as my inspiration, I'll continue to practice making paintings and drawings and, hopefully, one day become as good as you. I'm in the Philippines, in Southeast Asia, and conventions here never happen, so I doubt you'll ever come here, but I'll be waiting! You probably won't even notice this, but hey! At least I tried to reach out to you. I hope my voice gets to you! Lots of love. <3
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DestinyBlue Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional
Thanks so much for your encouraging words :heart: I hope you keep up with your creativity ;)
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Bottled-Thoughts Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
Ive watched you for ages and I saw you at Supanova Gold Coast yesterday. Was really cool!! I hope you had a very successful trip! :D
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DestinyBlue Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional
Swtt! its been a really fun trip thanks :D
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Bottled-Thoughts Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
Glad to hear it :D
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NeonKatie Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!! Huggle huggle <3Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved =D

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