Monday, June 25, 2007

"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

It dawned on me that I haven't posted any of Amanda's artwork in awhile so I asked her what she had good over in her Deviant Art account that I could snitch for here. She told me to take a look and after perusing her gallery I decided on the sketch below.

Lately she's been dabbling in watercolors a little bit and doing quite well with them (though making one heck of a mess on the dining room table!) and I'll probably be posting one of those pictures soon but for today I thought I would post this pencil sketch that she did of Bob Bryar, the drummer for her favorite band My Chemical Romance.

Drawing of Bob BryarFor those of you who have been following Amanda's art here, you'll recall that she generally does drawings in a Japanese animation Chibi style and even though she does very well with that, I was quite pleased when she did this sketch as it shows that she can draw in other styles as well and do what I think is a more than passable job.

It's beginning to look like we might need to start saving up for the School of Visual Arts New York very soon ...


  1. Anonymous2:25 AM EDT

    Quite the talented and expensive child you have there.

    I don't know if you do memes but you been tagged anyway :)

  2. Anonymous3:33 AM EDT

    I agree - you'd better start saving for art school!

    I'm not a jealous person normally, but I've always been a tad envious of those who could draw.

    And she is definitely one to be jealous of! :-)

  3. Amanda is a talented young lady!

  4. it is wonderful! tell her i said so too! ha ha

    smiles, bee

  5. She is so amazingly talented! Does anyone know this??? Anyone who could get her pointed in an art type direction?

  6. Nice artwork, Amanda. I should hope to see your works one day in a grander setting - perhaps the Philadelphia Museum of Art?

  7. Wonderful Wouldn't it be cool if we all had money and she could go to any school her heart pleased. Aw Dreams. I love that she drew this. Good job!!!

  8. I think this is very, very good. Wow, she is talented. Are there some teachers that can get her hooks up and headed in the right direction. Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. Her work never ceases to amaze me! She is awesomely talented. I love it. :)

  10. Very talented.
    love how it's a portrait but still has that anime influence.
    Cincinnati has a very good art institute.
    My friend Christine (from the blog Epiphany Sanctuary)went there and now is a graphic designer.

  11. Anonymous11:57 PM EDT

    Nice portrait.

    FWIW, has she tried sketching or painting with her opposite hand to normal or sketched portraits from photos of heads placed upside down? A good way to tap into the other part of the brain.


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