Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Digital Art / Artist Premium Member Christopher CaycoMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 1 Year
22 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 215 Deviations 559 Comments 14,489 Pageviews

Random Favourites





:iconnever-ending-art: :iconmanganimearts: :iconhand-painted: :iconnintyfans: :iconanimeknightfans:


ccayco's Profile Picture
Christopher Cayco
Artist | Digital Art
United States
I'm an illustrator located in California, US.
I just got through my second ever Artist Alley at an anime convention. It was a great experience. The first one, which was February 2013, not so great.

It was a free-to-enter convention located in a shopping mall and was a combination of the local anime, TCG, and video game business owners. Their combined crowds resulted in a HUGE turnout for being a small name convention. I was given the featured artist table, meaning my table was right at the main intersection of the mall, facing the entrance. Even better, all the dance competitions and cosplay contests were taking place smack in front of my table, so everyone at least saw what I had to offer.

I was stationed next to a local graphic designer, who was also new to the artist alley. I'm glad we both lacked experience, as I think it helped us relate to each other's situations and feelings better. I did run into a weird problem where people didn't think I actually created my images, and that I was just vending generic posters. I had to, on multiple occasions, direct them to my YouTube Channel to show I made them.

Highlight of the day: a man came up to me and gave me a cash tip simply because he liked my work. He didn't even buy anything, as he was in a rush and just passing through the mall. He shook my hand, said "Good job." and went on his way. SERIOUSLY? What a great feeling. I was really only expecting to break even, given the con was smaller, but I came out of the hole and then some.

I'm very grateful for all the positive response and helpful tips from everyone, not just the artists. And on top of all the great contacts, sales (aka $), and lessons I learned, it was just a lot of fun. I'm a fan of this, and I'm going to make this a regular part of my life. Travel, draw, meet people who actually like the same thing as I do, and get paid? I'm in.


Add a Comment:
pipaspases Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks: for the Llama, yours was my 1000th...  
(1 Reply)
ElementalHeroShadow2 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
thanks for the llama man, can't wait for that drawing tutorial you mentioned you working on.
trumi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I honestly apologize for my bipolar outburst and unjust judgement.

You just wanted to help and show me the different point of view...

I will be able to learn a lot of kindness and manners from you.

You have my respect.
Cheers and happy summer.
AndrewGeorge1991 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama^^ have one back^^
Lydia-Xavier Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BlackWhite2girl sent me to tell you that she now has a YouTube channel (I helped her with its creation).
(1 Reply)
darkone4587 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the Llama.
Dorsa-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thank you kindly for the Llama!! :D
(1 Reply)
VandaLann Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thank you for the llama! :D
BlackWhite2girl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey, I'm in the MangAnimeArts group as well! I'm not the best, but please check out my work! I will love feedback! Just remember this while looking at my work: I'm 10. Thank you! P.S. Your work is AMAZING!!!!!
cwolf222 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Hello, just for to say that I featured your Pokemon Fan Art here:…
(1 Reply)
Add a Comment: