Gospels, MS 58, Trinity College Dublin
that is carved
THAT IS A ROCK
I have no idea how the artist manages to make it looks like not just cloth, but TRANSPARENT cloth. Amazing.
Hey Guys this is a sculpture of a Vestal Virgin, carved during the roman empire. its my favorite and is pretty fucking awesome.
I had the same reaction when I saw this motherfucker in the Louvre
I walked around that hunk of orgasm rock for a good ten minutes trying to figure out HOW.
b-but that’s not how rocks work???!!?
FUCKING BERNINI THO
Oh my goodness, guys - Alina’s and my sequel to The Illuminator’s Gift is going to be released in 100 days!! I can’t believe it. This time last year, I didn’t even know I would be designing and painting the cover to her first novel, much less fully illustrate her second! Is this real life? God is amazing, and I am so thankful for dreams coming true.
OH WOW. OH GOODNESS. OH MY.
LOVE LOVE LOVE….I’ve been drawing maps all day for TIG2 and may I just say, I have so much respect for the skill, knowledge and artisanship that goes into crafting these globes.
I have all my concepts pulled together, my author on board with the illustrations, my art supplies all purchased and stocked. Let’s do this thing! Let’s illustrate a book! :) :D
This week has just been amazing!! I am so thrilled to announce that some of my #sketches are now being sold at The Game Getaway! If you’re ever in Folsom, CA, be sure to check out this awesome little #game shop; spend some time nerding and geeking out; and say hi to my #illustrated prints! :) #CaptainAmerica and #PaddingtonBear and his #Tardis would love for you to visit.
Yesterday, Alina Sayre and I sat at our favourite tables in our favourite Panera for 7 hours chatting, planning, #sketching, #brainstorming, and #fangirling over each other’s talents. We dreamed massive #dreams (I still want to go to #ComicCon 2015!) and sorted out the nitty gritty business work of #publishing #books. At the end of the day, we were both so pumped and completely thrilled for our #sequel to The Illuminator’s Gift! Today all I want to do is begin illustrating this wonderful #novel. We’re planning a December release, just in time for #CyberMonday, so stay tuned for #behind-the-scenes news and sneak peeks as we craft this beautiful book! :) :D
Yay, more thank-you postcards. I have so much for which to be grateful and thankful. Even though my life is so very far from perfect and definitely nothing like I thought it would be post-college, I am insanely blessed. At the end of July, I was able to sit in on an art class at a local private school and chat with the art teacher for a little while one-on-one as well. Her encouragement and insight was just so amazing, optimistic and kind. This is the postcard I mailed her afterwards. I hope she enjoyed it. :)
A few weeks ago, Alina and I were thrilled to celebrate our book, The Illuminator’s Gift, with a release party at Village House of Books in Los Gatos. We had an absolute blast! The release was a huge success and we’d love to think that everyone who attended had as marvelous a time as we did. There was a coloring contest, book signings, Q&A with the author and illustrator (yours truly), and of course food and readings from our book!
We were also completely thrilled to announce that the sequel to The Illuminator’s Gift will be released later this year!! I’m not sure who’s more excited about this, Alina or me! :) Stay tuned for more on our second book as we head into the fall.
In the meantime, a million thanks to Steve and Cheryl at VHOB for hosting this wonderful evening. I love their shop and encourage you all to visit it if you’re in the Bay Area.
More photos from the book release can be seen here.
A little something I painted for my wee niece. Her daddy built her a boat for a cradle and her mommy sewed the mattress cover. I painted the whole thing with her sleeping inside. I love my family. :)
Free online tool that provides you with a figure drawing class of any length you choose, anywhere you have internet access. Practice often!
I don’t know about you guys, but I can ALWAYS use more practice drawing human anatomy. This website is super fantastic in that it lets you set up different modes to work in. The class is my favorite because it is very close to what we did at university - several short gesture poses followed by longer studies and in depth illustrations. I also appreciate that you can change the class time - all the way up to a 6 hour class! Check it out! :) kriseasler, I thought of you…
Just one last video from my fun with paintbrushes, water, and blue ink from a week or two ago. :)
One of the best parts of being an illustrator is designing and painting things that others would ordinarily buy, such as personal notes and stationary. I absolutely love adding an artistic detail on a small letter or thank-you card because it adds a definite “Amalia” touch to the mail as well as showing how much I love the recipients. (PLUS it’s just plain fun!) I often express my love through my artwork, so if I hand paint a letter or note to you, you should know it means I love you bunches. ;) :)
Recently, I’ve been very blessed with generous love from some wonderful friends and so I’ve been busy painting thank-you postcards. (Paint your own watercolor postcards are the best!) They’ve turned out so lovely - if I may take a brief “proud illustrator mom” moment - that I thought I’d share them here on the blog.
Let me know what you all think! I’d love to hear your thoughts!