What a great start to the year... three decent pieces under my belt in the first month, with more on the way, plans to get myself to more shows this year (including some bigger ones if I have the nerve...) and now a DD. Wow. Big thanks to `Nameda for suggesting and ^Astralseed for featuring!!
And thanks for all the lovely comments so far, and to the new watchers... I hope I don't disappoint
I feel like I should also mention my interview and feature in a news article for %Traditionalists, also from this month, because it made me blush to read it haha. Thanks to *Devynn for interviewing me!
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*Devynn Interviews ~AmandaDrage:
Bio: written by *Devynn
Amanda Drage was born and lives in Northamptonshire, England. Amanda began her art career as an equine artist, drawing horses from a very young age. She has been on deviantART for eight years in which she rose to prominance among the equine art community, her attention for detail, varied mediums, and intimate style catching attention with every piece she posted. In recent years, she began to branch out from equine art, trying her hand at wildlife art, where she excelled. Today, she continues to balance w
OKAY deflating my head now! LOL
Right now I'm working on more colourpencil and pastel pieces, because I'm enjoying them a lot. Who knows how long that will last before I go back to paints. I'm currently working on a drawing of a precious Spanish foal named Nicola. I haven't drawn many foals, but lately I've found loads of cute foal references.
After that I have a piece on velour of a lovely dunskin overo stallion, in a pose that was an absolute bitch and a half to sketch out Hopefully I can fix it along the way and the drawing will turn out fine.
I'm still working on "Arnie", too, and I don't really have much left to go. Here's the last WIP photo I took - although I have since obliterated the awful beach-babe mane and softened it slightly. It was damaging his masculinity.
My studio corner is so very chilly... I need another cup of tea to warm myself up before I resume work on the foalie. Some days I have been sitting here in my gloves and bear-trapper hat. Unfortunately the best and most convenient place in the house for my computer and art equipment happens to be next to a window and two air vents!! Hopefully the ice and snow will thaw out soon and I won't feel so much like an icecube.
In non-art news... I am disproportionately excited about the fact that we now have a proper dining table. The living-room is finally complete and feels so homely now (or as homely as a living-room inhabited by two artists and converted into a glorified studio can feel). I'm going to try my hardest to resist covering the top of it with stuff and getting paint on it. It is strictly NOT for painting on