Hello to all my movers and shakers and all my dreamers of dreams! Today, I have another painting for you. This time, it's Captain America, Steve Rogers, with rosary in hand in honor of both the release of Avengers: Infinity War and of the National Day of Prayer. Both of these passed while I was… Continue reading Speedpaint: Captain America: Say Your Prayers
Finn Felipov Concept Sheet
Hello to all my movers and shakers, and to all my dreamers of dreams! So, to be completely honest with you, I actually forgot to make this post last Saturday. In my defense, I have been fighting a cold for the past week (and all the sleep deprivation that comes with it) so I can… Continue reading Finn Felipov Concept Sheet
Speedpaint: Motaki Atakaru
Good afternoon, movers and shakers and dreamers of dreams! I know, I know- "Amanda's updating after only TWO DAYS?!?! Is it the end of the world?!" I'm happy to say that, no, the world is not ending just because I'm posting earlier than normal. The sketch the other night was unexpected, actually; this one has… Continue reading Speedpaint: Motaki Atakaru
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
Hello, all you movers and shakers, and all you dreamers of dreams! Today, I have for you a speedpaint of a pic I made for my friend's birthday. She's half-Samoan, all awesome, and was really excited when Disney's Moana was released in theaters. (And for good reason!) So here, for your viewing pleasure, is my… Continue reading Speedpaint: Moana
Speedpaint! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all you Irish out there! And that goes just as well for those of you who, like myself, are of the Irish Diaspora! 🙂 Since I'm wearing my best Kelly Green today, I decided to share a little bit of my own Irish luck with all of you: My first… Continue reading Speedpaint! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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
Happy New Year!
A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you! (Belated though these wishes are.) Things have been so busy that I cannot even believe how quickly the time has flown past. Work, combined with orchestral performances (I play the violoncello for my church orchestra), combined with writing my own novel and… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Bottle Logo Design Mock-Ups
Good evening, everyone! So, received a prompt, recently, about bottle designs, and decided to mock some up very quickly and see how they looked. Personally, I think my favorites are numbers 1, 2, and 3, though I do like the overall design for 4 and 6. Frankly, I'm not satisfied with number 5, but I… Continue reading Bottle Logo Design Mock-Ups
Hello, and welcome back to my blog! Just wanted to show off my new logo design and display it proudly! After reading up on good logo design, I realized that my previous logo was not very marketing-savvy. I knew it was a rushed job going in (had not yet had time to make a permanent… Continue reading New Logo!