So after a few dashing errands around Largs, Saturday saw me dragging my wife up to sunny Dundee. We started off with a portrait of the designer, Samantha McEwan, designer of the wonderfully wild Isolated Heroes (who I found out has a big following in Australia!). This designer portrait project is an ongoing one, so the results will be under wraps until I have a few more designers under my belt. The idea is to create a directory of portraits of Scottish designers with little insights into their work or their minds, which ever is easier to access!
But it takes more than a quick portrait designer to drag me up to Dundee. I was tempted into the journey by the lure of DOJ-CON, a convention of all things Anime run by the DOJ college's animation department. It was a real feast for the eyes, with a large number of the attendees dressed as their favourite characters. It was also a chance to bump into a few of the models I kind of new from Facebook contacts, but had never yet had the chance to meet. Due to the long journey home and the overwhelming kick to the visual senses, we left before the final masquerade parade, but I managed to sneak a few shots along the way.
Overall it was quite a smoothly run event, and my wife was chuffed to get a chance to talk to Virginia Hey of Bond, Mad Max and Farscape fame.