Amelia is a freelance Illustator. She does a lot of illustrations for children’s book, but also portraits and characters. She is currently working on her own comic book. We can’t wait to read it.
KALTBLUT: When did you start drawing?
Amelia: As long as I can remember, but I think I really being interested in expressing myself through drawing when I was about four. From there, I continued to practice and became serious about having a career in art when I was about 16.
KALTBLUT: How did you come to do illustrations for children?
Amelia: I read a lot as a kid and some of my fondest memories are of reading books with beautiful illustrations. I wanted to be able to give that same sense of wonder to kids that I was so lucky to have had.
KALTBLUT: What is your favorite Medium to use?
Amelia: I really love watercolor and gouache because I can build them up slowly and go back into them with colored pencil. But I also like experimenting with all kinds of techniques.
KALTBLUT: What inspires you when you’re drawing?
Amelia: I draw inspiration from many sources. I live in a very rural part of Maryland, so nature definitely plays a large role. But I’m also looking at folklore, fantasy, Japanese art, film/animation, other artists, music, and literature.
KALTBLUT: Do you have any mentor, artist that inspires you?
Amelia: It’s really hard to choose just one, because I try to discover new art and media each day. But the foundation of my work is rooted in inspiration by Brian Froud, Maurice Sendak, Bill Watterson, and countless children’s illustrators.
Amelia: I like to have several projects in motion at a time. Currently, I’m creating a logo for my brother’s band and a comic I plan on posting online, in addition to a few editorial pieces for online publications.