Amanda Boyd Yin
The Embrace

From, LITTLE SPIRIT, a picture book about letting your imagination unfold with the wonders of nature

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Book inside or spot illustration/s

How did you make this work:
LITTLE SPIRIT, illustrates a poem written by author, Karin Rainho, for her daughter Gracie, expressing our deep connection to the natural world. In this illustration, Gracie is being embraced by the ocean. Using a dip pen and ink, I worked to capture Gracie’s joy as she imagines waves hugging her. Layering watercolors, I hoped to replicate the unique light quality of golden hour on the shore.

Commissioner Name :
Karin Rainho
Commissioner Company :
Karin Rainho, author

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BFA, Parsons School of Design

Currently Based:
United States of America (USA)

Amanda Boyd Yin works in watercolor and ink, emphasizing light, movement and line quality. Inspired by nature and by human nature, she creates remarkable likenesses of people and animals as well as expressive landscapes. After receiving her BFA from Parsons School of Design, Amanda worked as a designer before recently pursuing illustration and portraiture.