Amanda Draws Stuff Sometimes

A little process work and some detail shots of my Haruka & Michiru Leyendecker inspired piece.

2 days ago  +  9 notes
tagged as:  #process  #Digital Illustration  #fan art

When I went to MetroCon last month Lisa Villella had a booth there with a print of the Iwatobi swim club modeled after this Leyendecker piece.  Well I immediately bought the print because of my intense passion for both J.C. Leyendecker and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.  Then I was bitten by the idea to do the same concept with Sailor Moon.  
I looked through some of my favorite Leyendecker pieces and settled on this one for a picture of Haruka and Michiru (Sailor’s Uranus and Neptune).  I treated the process as a sort of master copy to learn what I could from Leyendecker’s handling of brush strokes and shapes.

When I went to MetroCon last month Lisa Villella had a booth there with a print of the Iwatobi swim club modeled after this Leyendecker piece.  Well I immediately bought the print because of my intense passion for both J.C. Leyendecker and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.  Then I was bitten by the idea to do the same concept with Sailor Moon.  

I looked through some of my favorite Leyendecker pieces and settled on this one for a picture of Haruka and Michiru (Sailor’s Uranus and Neptune).  I treated the process as a sort of master copy to learn what I could from Leyendecker’s handling of brush strokes and shapes.

3 days ago  +  90 notes
tagged as:  #Sailor Moon  #Sailor Uranus  #Sailor Neptune  #JC Leyendecker  #fan art

About a month ago my friends and I attended MetroCon in Tampa and premiered our Lolita Disney Princess group.  I designed/made the Ariel and Aurora dresses for Dani and myself.

1 week ago  +  6 notes
tagged as:  #Costuming  #Cosplay  #Disney  #Aurora  #Ariel  #Lolita

A little teaser of something I’m working on 

A little teaser of something I’m working on 

1 month ago  +  2 notes

Sorry I’ve been so lax here lately. I haven’t been able to dedicate much time to art with work and other obligations but I figured I’d at least give an update on the sewing side of my creative endeavors! This is a dress I designed and made for a Lolita Disney princess group that was inspired by Ariel and the Sailor Lolita fashion aesthetic. This dress will be worn with the rest of the group at MetroCon next month.

1 month ago  +  2 notes
tagged as:  #Lolita  #sailor Lolita  #sewing  #Ariel  #cosplay

In anticipation of the upcoming remake I’ve been watching a lot of the original Sailor Moon series lately and felt compelled to draw my personal favorite senshi, Sailor Uranus.  I used Nao Takagi, who portrayed her in the live action musicals, as a facial reference. 

In anticipation of the upcoming remake I’ve been watching a lot of the original Sailor Moon series lately and felt compelled to draw my personal favorite senshi, Sailor Uranus.  I used Nao Takagi, who portrayed her in the live action musicals, as a facial reference. 

3 months ago  +  7 notes
tagged as:  #fan art  #Digital Illustration  #sailor moon  #sailor uranus  #Haruka Tennou  #Nao Takagi

Final design for Touchstone!  His outfit was a big step outside what I’d normally do, especially the kilt and the tights, but I had fun with it.

Final design for Touchstone!  His outfit was a big step outside what I’d normally do, especially the kilt and the tights, but I had fun with it.

5 months ago  +  61 notes
tagged as:  #The Old Kingdom  #Touchstone  #fan art  #character design  #digital illustration

Trying out hairstyles for Touchstone.  Facially I based him off a mix of Michael Ealy and Chris Evans and I’m leaning toward the top hairstyle.

Trying out hairstyles for Touchstone.  Facially I based him off a mix of Michael Ealy and Chris Evans and I’m leaning toward the top hairstyle.

5 months ago  +  5 notes
tagged as:  #Touchstone  #The Old Kingdom  #Old Kingdom  #character design  #fan art

I’m still chugging away designing costumes and characters from Sabriel.  Here’s my interpretation of Sabriel’s Abhorsen outfit; I wanted it to call back slightly to her Wyverly uniform with the surcoat lapels and the high collar of the undershirt.  Next up on the chopping block is Touchstone’s design, which should be a fun step outside my usual aesthetic.

I’m still chugging away designing costumes and characters from Sabriel.  Here’s my interpretation of Sabriel’s Abhorsen outfit; I wanted it to call back slightly to her Wyverly uniform with the surcoat lapels and the high collar of the undershirt.  Next up on the chopping block is Touchstone’s design, which should be a fun step outside my usual aesthetic.

5 months ago  +  43 notes
tagged as:  #Old Kingdom  #Abhorsen  #Sabriel  #Old Kingdom trilogy  #fan art  #Digital Illustration  #character design


Lirael and Kibeth at the binding of Orannis

I’d been wanting to do an illustration of Lirael and the Disreputable Dog for a while now and finally got a composition I liked and worked from there.  

Lirael and Kibeth at the binding of Orannis

I’d been wanting to do an illustration of Lirael and the Disreputable Dog for a while now and finally got a composition I liked and worked from there.  

5 months ago  +  268 notes
tagged as:  #Lirael  #Old Kingdom trilogy  #Disreputable Dog  #Kibeth  #Garth Nix  #Old Kingdom  #fan art  #Digital Illustration