My name is Amanda (but everyone calls me Mandy). I am 26 years old and presently living in a little town by the name of Clare Michigan (middle of the mitt, for those who know). I have been drawing - like most artists - since I was old enough to pick up a pencil. My mother says that I developed promising ability right about that time as well, but personally, I believe that my real talent began to emerge right around the age of eight. I attended art based K-12 schooling during my earlier years and am currently working on an art degree at a community college in my area.
My favorite mediums are pencil/graphite, acrylics, charcoals and as of late - computer media (though I`m still working on refining my technique). If I had to chose a favorite subject to create, I`d have to say animals and anime-style characters. My least favorite thing to create is landscapes and anything abstract (I`m just not very proficient at either).
I`m not exactly sure where my talents are going to take me as far as careers go as of yet, but at this point in my life â€“ I am open to pretty much anything.
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Amanda Tiedeman joined Pixels on February 10th, 2007.