Thursday, February 13, 2014

Uncertain



I always wondered if Link was uncertain or hesitant about his task... of course he really is just the 'link' between the player and the game, but still.

Sorry for lack of updates, been doing freelance and then working on this thing in-between for a while. I wanted to do more with graphic shapes, not sure if that happened at all. Oh well, done for now.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fashion, Skincare and Travel








Freelance illustration for a client's personal blog. Had fun doing these! You can view them on the blog here: mamahalin.com

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Winning Entry: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo of America Fan Art Contest



I won!!! I won the top 5 grand prize for the Wind Waker HD Fan Art contest held by Nintendo of America!

Along with a Wii U and the Wind Waker HD, I will have my animation shown at the Symphony tour in Seattle during concert and in the lobby hall… which is of course amazing. But I’m honestly so honored. Maybe I’m going nuts with my feelings towards this game, but I can’t help it. I just love it.

I only wish that every fan art submission for this contest could get the recognition they deserve. There is so much fantastic work… congratulations to all of them!

Wind Waker HD Fan Art Contest (I WON - AGAIN!)








Yay! Here are storyboards I did for the Wind Waker HD Fan Art Contest held by Nintendo of America. I won the grand prize and placed in the top 5 in the country. I just wish that everyone's art could of been shown... everyone deserves to get recognition.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Lost Song Backgrounds








Artwork I did for The Lost Song by Daedalic Entertainment. I did background painting and some character design for the whole 22 page interactive book. Really enjoyed it!

The Lost Song - Now in app stores!




Hey guys!

What a neat feeling. The first professional project I ever worked on is out! The interactive children's book "The Lost Song" by Daedalic Entertainment is now in Apple and Windows app stores. I was in charge of background painting and character designing as well as working together with everyone to achieve the right animations and feel of the book. Lots of fun times were had and I really enjoyed working together with Yury Schicker and Karen Agerbo Bennetzen (who also worked on the viral animated short "The Reward").

It has lots of animations, puzzles (natural for Ravensburger) and comes in 5 different languages for all you language savvy people out there! German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. So spread it around, Daedalic makes great stuff and it needs to be heard.

 I'll be posting some artwork I did in it shortly as well as more work in the future as I try to push my work and also expand my markets. You may also see me at some conventions soon. : ) Stay tuned!

Proost,
Amanda

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pike


His name is Pike. Some pencil drawings of an old character I used in an illustration once... it's nice to revisit old inspirations sometimes. And sketching is always relaxing.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Waffles Breakfast Minute

Hehe, just something I did for a friend who likes Waffles and made some videos for fun.
Waffles Breakfast Minute

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Dragon Meeting


"Have you seen my tail?" the dragon asks...

I thought of a story about how a dragon lives in a forest and has never seen the end of his tail, but maybe someone else can help find it for him. Must be kind of frustrating! Both the final and process image for this illustration, both have different atmospheres that I like.  And I've always liked dragons and reptiles... who doesn't?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Amsterdam Pixar Expo


Visited the Pixar Animation Expo in Amsterdam. It was a really great experience, showing the history of Pixar from the first short to the artwork of their most recent film. I've actually never been a huge fan of Pixar films... but I will say getting to see some of the artwork up-close is a real treat, and even more inspiring than seeing it on the big screen. : )