2020, Amanda's Sketchbook, Revenant

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row...

2018, Amanda's Sketchbook, Illustration Timelapse Videos, Timelapse Videos

2-Minute Practice Time-Lapse! A Hand

Good morning to all my movers and shakers and all my dreamers of dreams! This is the first video that I will post today, but only because the other one is much longer, and will be rendering and uploading for most of the night. The other night, I made the decision to record myself as… Continue reading 2-Minute Practice Time-Lapse! A Hand

2018, Amanda's Sketchbook, The Black Chasm

Inked: Finn Felipov

Good night or good morning, my movers and shakers and dreamers of dreams! Not going to lie: it's WAY too late at night for me to be completely coherent, but I wanted to share this. This is Finn from the #BlackChasm. I just wanted to draw him... and then I inked the drawing... and got… Continue reading Inked: Finn Felipov

2018, Amanda's Sketchbook, Book Covers, Concept Art, The Black Chasm

Book Cover Samples

Good evening, and welcome back to my blog! Today, for your viewing pleasure, I have some more thumbnail book cover mock-ups, this time variations on the same theme with the idea of creating a series of four books. For this example, I have used the title of the first book in my series, and have… Continue reading Book Cover Samples

2018, Amanda's Sketchbook, Book Covers, Concept Art, The Black Chasm

Cover Art Thumbnails

Hey, everyone, and welcome back to my page! As I continue writing my novel, I constantly find myself revising and editing- and not just the text itself. I've probably gone through about 15 different cover art iterations in the search for just the right cover. Composition, color, value, contrast, focal point, not to mention type,… Continue reading Cover Art Thumbnails

2018, Amanda's Sketchbook

American Honey

Howdy, folks! Playing around with Photoshop, this time, while chatting on Discord with one of my best friends, Kelling, who is the owner and operator of Creative Hearts Studio. This started out as a sketch of a girl posing, and then I decided that the shape of her head was pretty enough that she could… Continue reading American Honey

2018, Amanda's Sketchbook, Literature, The Black Chasm


Good afternoon, readers of the world! It's official: My goal for finishing Draft 2 of my book is Feb. 28, 2018. It will mean buckling down and writing another 7-8 chapters on the double, but I think that it is doable. At that time, before I send it off to an editor to pick apart… Continue reading Deadlines