Amanda Louise Spayd paints and sketches for “Migration”

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It was a magnificent day two years ago when I noticed Amanda Louise Spayd eating candy and drawing a small doodle on some scrap paper at Dragon Con. To everyone’s amazement, she exclaimed she hadn’t done this in a long time. Luckily, I had my dusty sketchbook handy and promptly asked for a sketch myself, and what appeared was simply breathtaking.

For Migration coming up March 1, at Stranger Factory, Amanda is officially exhibiting her drawings for the first time! She plans on working her prolific pencils, brushes, and fingers like a mad woman, surely resulting in a profusion of sketches, paintings, and mixed media pieces. Like her plush critters, her 2D work also incorporates lovely found objects and antique findings, and the transition in style between her drawings and 3D is seamless.

Be ready for derpy faces, obsessively detailed eyes, and critters so full of life they are ready to jump off the page. We’re glad to see Amanda dusting off her old tools to give us some 2D work!



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Amanda Spayd’s Original Sketch Pendants Drop Tomorrow!

We have a date! Amanda Louise Spayd is releasing her handmade art pendants TOMORROW (June 12) at 3pm EST via her online shop here! Each silvertone metal pendant is one of a kind and features an original graphite sketch on vintage paper and set in apoxy resin. Prices range from $20 to $48 (chains and ice-breaker guarantee included). Be sure to pop by the shop to see all the designs! Good luck!


Something’s Afoot with Chris Ryniak …

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Or rather: he haz a foot! Chris revealed these pudgy little digits a couple days ago via his Twitter account. They happen to belong to a one-off, sweet-toothed critter called the Cantler Eater, who’s part of the Monsters & Misfits II exhibition in Japan.

What is a Cantler you ask? Chris says: An antler made of candy :D

His daily sketch for today illustrates a similar concept (below). The creature that the foot belongs to will look a bit different, but the candy cravings are consistent among them. Cuteness everywhere!

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