2020, Amanda's Sketchbook, Revenant

In Flanders Fields

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

2018, Concept Art Timelapse Videos, The Black Chasm, Timelapse Videos

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

2018, Illustration Timelapse Videos, Timelapse Videos

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

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, Illustration Timelapse Videos, Timelapse Videos

Speedpaint: Moana

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

2018, Illustration Timelapse Videos, The Black Chasm, Timelapse Videos

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!

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, Concept Art, Illustrations

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!