Tuesday, January 1, 2008

'L'art pour l'art'' ~ Art-Munkey's 2007 Wrap-Up

While I was spending a lot of time blogging during 2007, Amanda was spending a lot of time with her Sharpies, crayons, and colored pencils. I've featured some of her drawings in past posts but thought it might be nice to do an "art show" of sorts as we begin another year.

Some of these drawings will look familiar to those of you who have been reading on a regular basis and others are making their debut, though they've been posted on Amanda's Deviant Art site as they've become finished. I haven't featured some of them here as some of them are a bit "out there" but they're definitely all Amanda so I figured 'why not?' Who am I to censor the kid's creativity? Well actually as her mother I certainly can and, trust me, I will if necessary but the drawings in this post seem pretty 'safe'!

The drawing above is the very first one that I featured on this blog in a post titled Draw, Ya Varmit! on August 15th, 2006. Since then Amanda's drawing style, like her hair, has changed quite a bit while she develops her own characters and continues to improve so it should be interesting to see what happens as time continues to march on. Of course, it would probably help if she had an art teacher that was more encouraging than discouraging but thankfully she should only have this guy for the remainder of the year and next year perhaps she'll get someone more open-minded. After all, if Gerard Way, who has his own comic book out, gave her great compliments on her art this past summer then she must be doing something right! Right?

Now, without further ado, for your viewing pleasure I present to you -

The Art-Munkey - Uncensored!



  1. Anonymous11:01 PM EST

    Thanks for sharing her artwork! She has an awesome sense of style. You can tell she has fun doing these pieces.

  2. Anonymous7:38 AM EST

    I would hazard a guess that Amanda's personality comes blaring through her art. True artists, no matter what their medium are able to communicate something of who they are through their creations. I think Amanda does a great job of doing that. It will be an adventure to watch her art mature and grow as she does.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. She will be famous some day.......

  4. She's a talented young lady without a doubt! I love the Unicorn. :)

  5. I just love her drawings. There is such a variety and mood. She has a very special talent.

  6. She is so amazingly talented, it blows my mind! She's awesome and I definitely expect her to be discovered and well-known. I hope she never gives up on her talent.

  7. OMG I love the hug one, lol!! That is SO Amanda. Well, they all are, but that one especially. Amazing!!

  8. She just gets better and better. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. :)

  9. What spellbinding style. Pass on my appreciation to Amanda!

  10. I also love the hugs are drugs one.

    And the Merry Christmas greeting with the bloody, decapitated snowman is great.

  11. Great art. I especially liked that couple on the park bench, and I love 'the mad hatter'...

  12. Really fascinating and impressive. Thanks for the show.

  13. That is one talented young lady! She's gonna go far with her artwork.

    Both of my kids can draw really good... me, I can't draw a stick man.


  14. Anonymous12:15 PM EST

    I am reading from work...shhh...I dunno why blogger isn't blocked. But, anyhow I can't see the artwork, but she is a very talented young lady and beautiful to boot! :)

  15. 1. Wow - a picture of Amanda with all-black hair!!! Call Ripley's!
    2. Your pride (rightfully so) of her & her talent shines through.
    3. My favorite is the decapitated snowman! Although, I'm now craving Vinegar Fries...
    4. The Toon Network needs to snatch this girl UP!


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