Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Cupcakes

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I decided to make cupcakes and try and make everything from scratch (minus the frosting, i used pillsbury frosting and made it into what i wanted)

For the cupcakes I went with a vanilla cupcakes with peanut butter and chocolate chips. and I couldn't just make regular cupcakes so i made marzipan and sculpted it into little pumpkins for the tops of each of the cupcakes.
They actually came out pretty tasty and they were fun to make even though it took one full day just to make the marzipan. I dont have a food processor, so it took me a lot longer to make everything than it should have.

Hop teaser trailer

Hop recently released a teaser trailer!

Go watch it. Its cute!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Hop! Here is the first poster for the movie that I'm working on over at Rhythm and Hues. I'm really excited to share this with you guys. The movie is going to be super cute.

From the creators of Despicable Me comes Hop, the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. In theaters April 1, 2011!"!/hop

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rhythm and Hues!!!

I am super excited to be joining the Rhythm and Hues team for the Summer Animation Apprenticeship . I got the call this afternoon and I'm still blow away by the news. This is an incredibly awesome opportunity and not only that but there are at least 8 other AMer's who got the apprenticeship as well. It's going to rock! Can't wait to get there and start learning and meeting everyone!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Devils Angels and Dating Animatic v54

Hey Everyone,
The latest version of Devils Angels and Dating has been posted and I wanted to share it with everyone. I think we are about 25 % done with the animation already! I'm working on my second series of shots for it right now (only blocking but soon I'll hopefully have the blocking plus update in there.It's coming along well and everyones having a blast on it. I hope you all enjoy the progress so far :) If you want to follow along on the progress or join in on the team head on over to

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cupid Wink

Hey Everyone! Lately I've had a lot of work to do so I haven't had much time to post anything. About 2 weeks ago, i got my first professional 3d shot that I got to work on and I'm pretty excited about it. Can't wait to be able to share it with you guys. I've also been working, very slowly, on my new shot from Devils Angels and Dating. This is 3 shots in one.

sh0330_CPD_wink from amanda wagner on Vimeo.

This is rough blocking of the shot so far, just to lay the ideas down. I'm hoping to get more into the shot soon.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Demo Reel

New demo Reel. I hope you all enjoy it :)

1: "museum" Animated character in Maya.
2: "Puppy vs. Robot" Animated character in Maya.
3: "Kitchen Conflict" Animated character in Maya.
4: "See em fly" Animated character in Maya.
5: "Devils Angels and Dating" collaberative animation; animated character and props in Maya(except for the back of the chair).

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Hey Everyone!
I feel like it's been forever since I've updated this thing, so I thought I would let everyone know what I've been up to.
Recently, I've been slowly updating my website. It's going to be completely different and hopefully awesome and fun. One of the things that inspired me to remake my website was when i put myself on a schedule to do more art work and decided to create a little flash loading screen. I'm trying to get it to work in the new website (moving from as2 to as3. ahhhhhh) but I thought I would share a little sneak peek of the site by sharing my loader with you guys. I hope you enjoy it.

I've also been a part of a short film collaboration called Devils Angels and Dating .(Directed by Michael Cawood) Its been a bunch of fun. I just completed my first 3 shots and I'm moving on to 4-6. My shot is overly funny because of what it is and I'ld also like to share that with you guys too. So here is a peek at my shots from D.A.D (these are 3 shots animated as one)

Hopefully soon I'll actually have my new website ready to go and I should be coming out with a new demo reel very soon. Have an awesome week everyone!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Calla Lilies

I was playing around in Illustrator today and decided to make some calla lilies. I used the mesh tool to make these guys :) This is my first time using the tool, but i hope to make some more awesome stuff in the future. I love working in Illustrator. Its amazing what you can make. Check out Yukio Miyamoto. He definitely pushes this tool to the limit and has amazing works of art.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Sea Dragon : Line Art

Hey everyone! Lately I've been putting a new schedule together to try and do more art pieces and to more animations. This new piece is called The Sea Dragon and it was inspired by an amazing artist named Bobby Chiu, coral and the leafy sea dragon (actual creature). I thought about it and decided to take elements from the leafy sea dragon, an iguana and 2 pieces or coral to create my line drawing. I plan on digital painting this guy in a style that is a little different from the norm that I do. Its going to be ,hopefully, more on the fantasy realistic side (so still sort of stylized. not 100% realistic) than the children art look. Fingers crossed. Any comments or crits on the line art would be great before i take this little guy into the photoshop. Thanks everyone :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Hey Everyone! Here is the picture i promised for the weekly theme Baby sea creatures. I just finished it. I hope you like it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Weekly Theme: Futurist Jungle Tribe

Hey Everyone! It's be awhile. This weeks theme was Futuristic Jungle Tribe and here is my quick sketch. The weapon is suppose to be sort of held together with energy. ( hard to tell with the sketch:) ) Last weeks theme was Baby Sea Creature and i did it but im coloring it so im hoping to have that one post soon as well.