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AHHHH CTNx was so fun!! Extreeeemely crowded and overwhelming but it was nice not having to carry my portfolio around this time. I also got to buy stuff this year since I'm actually making good money haha. But omg it was insanely crowded. On Saturday I could barely walk through the isles. It was still great though and a lot of my followers were able to pick me out in the crowd bc of my beanie and eyebrows and it was so awesome to talk to them~

I got to meet some of my art heroes!! Tiffany Ford recognized me and asked to hang out??? And I got to chat with Ross from Game Grumps for a sec (i wasn't sure if i was gonna talk to him but we're twitter mutuals so i went for it and it was worth it). I met a bunch of other cool artists I vaguely knew from twitter and they were even cooler IRL! One of the Pixar recruiters I pitched to over the summer remembered me! Apparently she was keeping tabs on me and congratulated me on my job at Disney and told me to hit her up when I was feeling ready to hop on over to Pixar! Which is cool and makes me feel a bit better about continuing in this industry since it's so goDDAMN fickle.

Best of all I got to see my CCA buddies who I had to leave on such short notice. I missed them all so much. It was really nice getting to catch up with them and just hang out with them (also one of them bought me drinks for my house bc ya girl is still underaged huehue so bless their soul). I got to do like a mini lecture thing for my school about getting into the industry. So many students were asking for portfolio reviews and advice and I felt very NOT qualified to do all that but I did my best~ It was very strange to be on the other side of it all but amazing nevertheless.

If you're planning to go into the art/animation industry, I cannot tell you how helpful and important CTNx and events like it are. I highly recommend looking into it next year or keeping an eye out for other events like CTN that are popping up (like Ground Zero Animation Expo).

Just thought I'd document my experience and share with you guys!! I'm not nearly as active here as I'd like to be haha

Hope you're all still doing well~
  • Listening to: Flamingo by Kero Kero Bonito
  • Watching: Big City Greens
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Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
You are lucky that in your country there is something like that
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vrosas Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Some day we can see you own´s cartoons in tv
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CheZi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
I'm totally jealous that you got to talk to Ross.
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shypegasister10 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I’m so glad you had fun! I REALLY wish I could go to one of these conventions!
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joeSFX Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Damn Ki, every time I read your blog posts I am more impressed by how far you've gotten. Barely 20 and already working for disney with a chance to jump to pixar. It feels like it was just yesterday when you started posting your MLP NG characters :') How much longer until you have a show of your own? 
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DuckPrince Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student Filmographer
It was so awesome meeting you!  You're absolutely adorable idk if thats weird to say omfg but  I hope we can hang out again in the future :D (its arielle haha)
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TheStarsofPines Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student General Artist
So cool! My school takes 4-5 students there every year and I hope to be able to go either next year or the year following as I’m now a year behind thanks to me being accepted into the Disney College Program haha. 

Seeing all of their posts and pictures really got me hyped. So glad you had fun too! Have you ever been to the Ottawa International Film Festival? Is CTN like it? I imagine CTN is wayyyy bigger though!
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catxborsuq Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
^^
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Morlon01 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
It's kinda nice to watch you grow as a professional artist :).

Also nice to hear you're doing well :).
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spoonlol2 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2017
"told me to hit her up when I was feeling ready to hop on over to Pixar!"
This comes to mind for some reason
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ChoralSeashelle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
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DeskManiac Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
You're an amazing artist and it's so awesome to know that you had such a great time there! Best of luck in everything!
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jamestkelley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I’m glad to hear you had fun. Good luck in all of your artistic exploits! :)
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
That sounds amazing ki! I am so happy to hear everything is going great for you. Keep it up!
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Neodusk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you're having a good time.
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KaatLove Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
aAA duDE!! thats so awesome im so happy you get to follow your dreams!!!
i love seeing your updates bc someday i kinda wanna become an animator haha 

i cant wait to see what work you do!!
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Heilos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hope to make it out to one of those events one day, sounds like a fun time!
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kianamai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Student Filmographer
Ah it's great!! I'm sure you know this already but everyone in the animation community is so nice and supportive ;0; Hope you can make it out to one too!!
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Heilos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah I've had one or two of my crew mates on our team attend before and I think one this year too! I'll have to save for it maybe next year, we'll see! :)
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