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Orion of Project Autumn, Comic Village Celebration by sonialeong
Orion of Project Autumn, Comic Village Celebration
I was one of the artists on Project Autumn, a sci-fi anthology comic series with many UK artists who regularly attend the MCM Comic Con in London. This is the full sized splash artwork of Orion, the lead character of the series. I did this in PaintTool SAI in a digital watercolour style :) The first issue came out just a few weeks ago!

If you want to pick up the comic to see Orion jump through different worlds in different artists' styles, head here!
www.brambletyne.com/project-au…
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The Further Adventures of Apollonia by sonialeong
The Further Adventures of Apollonia

Very sad news about Prince. I feel ought to show a little something where I was hired to draw the great man himself. A couple of years ago, I was commissioned by a dance music magazine, MixMag, to produce a comic about Apollonia, a trio of DJs who named themselves after the famous character from the film Purple Rain. So here are 'The Further Adventures Of Apollonia'... spot all the Prince songs in the dialogue!

I hope everyone enjoys and has great memories about this legendary pop star. Rest in peace, Prince.

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Sonia Leong 2016 Events! by sonialeong

I’ve made a handy list of all the public events I’m attending so far! Tell your friends and family and everyone in the UK in case I'm heading their way!

Here it is again but with URLs for you to click on and follow if needed:

Birmingham Comics Festival, 23 Apr 2016
www.thecomicfestival.com/

Oxford Shakespeare, Story Museum, 30 Apr 2016
www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticket…

London MCM Comic Con, 27-29 May 2016
www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Comic Con Leicester, 4-5 Jun 2016
www.comicconleicester.co.uk/

London Anime Gaming Con, 2-3 Jul 2016
summer.londonanimecon.com/inde…

Shrewsbury Int Comic Art Fest, 15-17 Jul 2016
www.thecomicsshow.co.uk/Shrews…

Manchester MCM Comic Con, 30-31 Jul 2016
www.mcmcomiccon.com/manchester…

Preston Comic Con, 6 Aug 2016
www.prestoncomiccon.co.uk/

Cardiff Anime Gaming Con, 20-21 Aug 2016
www.cardiffanimecon.com/

Melksham Comic Con, 27-28 Aug 2016
melkshamcomiccon.com/

(Obviously, I do not advertise any private bookings I have with a school etc, so please don’t freak out if you think I’m coming to your event and it’s not here!)

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T ~ fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
You are also very welcome to follow me on...
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sonia.leong.m…
Twitter - twitter.com/sonia_leong
Tumblr - sonia-leong.tumblr.com/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/sonia.leong/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: Comanche - In This Moment
  • Watching: The One Show
  • Playing: MHU4
  • Eating: CURRY❤ (Lamb Jalfrezi)
  • Drinking: Sparkling water
Sonia Leong 2016 Events! by sonialeong
Sonia Leong 2016 Events!

I’ve made a handy list of all the public events I’m attending so far! Here it is again but with URLs for you to click on and follow if needed:

Birmingham Comics Festival, 23 Apr 2016
www.thecomicfestival.com/

Oxford Shakespeare, Story Museum, 30 Apr 2016
www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticket…

London MCM Comic Con, 27-29 May 2016
www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Comic Con Leicester, 4-5 Jun 2016
www.comicconleicester.co.uk/

London Anime Gaming Con, 2-3 Jul 2016
summer.londonanimecon.com/inde…

Shrewsbury Int Comic Art Fest, 15-17 Jul 2016
www.thecomicsshow.co.uk/Shrews…

Manchester MCM Comic Con, 30-31 Jul 2016
www.mcmcomiccon.com/manchester…

Preston Comic Con, 6 Aug 2016
www.prestoncomiccon.co.uk/

Cardiff Anime Gaming Con, 20-21 Aug 2016
www.cardiffanimecon.com/

Melksham Comic Con, 27-28 Aug 2016
melkshamcomiccon.com/

(Obviously, I do not advertise any private bookings I have with a school etc, so please don’t freak out if you think I’m coming to your event and it’s not here!)

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sonialeong
Sonia Leong
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
I'm a professional comic artist and illustrator specialising in Anime/Manga. My first graphic novel was Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (SelfMadeHero). My awards include Young Adult Library Services Association "2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" and "Best Books for Young Adults 2008" for Romeo and Juliet ; Winner in Tokyopop's first UK Rising Stars of Manga competition (2005/06) and Winner in NEO Magazine's 2005 Manga Competition. I designed the Catgirl mascot for Wacom-Europe's Manga campaign which began in 2006. My artwork features prominently in the British movie, Popcorn (2007) and also on the set of Channel 4's popular sitcom The IT Crowd. I contributed Siren to Comic Book Tattoo: Tales inspired by Tori Amos (Image Comics). I illustrated the Manga Life series of self-help comic books (Infinite Ideas), Find True Love and Be Creative. My work also appears in Domo: The Manga (Tokyopop/Big Tent) and Bravest Warriors: The Search for Catbug (VIZ Media). I'm also known for my work in children's publishing, namely the illustrations for the I, Hero series (Hachettes) by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, Girls FC series (Walker) by Helena Pielichaty and Ninja: First Mission (Barrington Stoke) by Chris Bradford (Author of Young Samurai series).

I am the Company Secretary of Sweatdrop Studios, a leading UK comic collaborative and independent publisher of Manga. My works with Sweatdrop include Once Upon a Time, Love Stuffing and Aya Takeo, a full-colour comic originally published online.

I've contributed to numerous instructional art books and been teaching Manga workshops since 2004, where I began by giving lectures at the Artist & Illustrators Magazine Exhibition. My UK appearances include the Guardian Hay Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum and London County Hall. I frequently represent UK creators overseas, working with the British Council. I've exhibited artwork in the Kyoto International Manga Museum, London County Hall, London Cartoon Museum, Japanese Embassy, Manchester URBIS Centre and provided product demonstrations on behalf of Copic, Letraset, Wacom and Promethean.

COMMISSIONS:
Experience:
I've been a full-time freelance illustrator since 2005. Prior to that I had several years' experience of illustration and graphic design part-time and in my former role working for an educational charity in contracts/marketing. I have over eighty (and counting!) publications across magazines, comics/graphic novels, art books and film/TV projects to my credit.

Clients and associates:
Artists & Illustrators Magazine, Asahi, Authors Abroad, Axis Publishing, Barrington Stoke, Barrons' Educational, Bournemouth Russell-Cotes Museum, British Council, Channel 4, COMiCA at the ICA, Copic, Families in Business Magazine, Garage Magazine, Guardian Hay Festival, Hachette's Childrens Books, Harper-Collins, Ilex Publishing, Image Comics, Infinite Ideas, International Manga and Anime Festival (IMAF), Japan 21, Japanese Embassy (London), Letraset, London MCM Expo, Manga Entertainment, Moshi Moshi Brighton, New Holland Publishers, NEO Magazine, Peters Bookselling, Popcorn (2007, British film), Promethean, Quarto Publishing, Rockport Publishers, SelfMadeHero/MetroMedia, Seven Stories Press, Tablestar Games LLC, Tokyopop, Victoria & Albert Museum, VideoJug, Wacom, Walker Books, Wolff-Olins

Products:
Comics/graphic novels, illustration, branding/mascots, website graphics, character design, concept art, portraits, covers, how-to-draw publications/tutorials, workshops, presentations, product demonstration

Mediums/Software:
Pencils, colour pencils (Faber Castell Polychromos), pen and ink (Pilot, Pentel, Sakura, ZIG), screentone, watercolours (Windsor & Newton), colour markers (Copic, Letraset, Deleter, Chameleon, Kuretake), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, PaintTool SAI, OpenCanvas

Fees:
They depend very much on the subject matter, size of the project, how much time it will take, materials used and final usage/rights. Please email me for a quotation. I accept payments via paypal, UK cheques, bank transfers.
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Sonia Leong 2016 Events! by sonialeong

I’ve made a handy list of all the public events I’m attending so far! Tell your friends and family and everyone in the UK in case I'm heading their way!

Here it is again but with URLs for you to click on and follow if needed:

Birmingham Comics Festival, 23 Apr 2016
www.thecomicfestival.com/

Oxford Shakespeare, Story Museum, 30 Apr 2016
www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticket…

London MCM Comic Con, 27-29 May 2016
www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Comic Con Leicester, 4-5 Jun 2016
www.comicconleicester.co.uk/

London Anime Gaming Con, 2-3 Jul 2016
summer.londonanimecon.com/inde…

Shrewsbury Int Comic Art Fest, 15-17 Jul 2016
www.thecomicsshow.co.uk/Shrews…

Manchester MCM Comic Con, 30-31 Jul 2016
www.mcmcomiccon.com/manchester…

Preston Comic Con, 6 Aug 2016
www.prestoncomiccon.co.uk/

Cardiff Anime Gaming Con, 20-21 Aug 2016
www.cardiffanimecon.com/

Melksham Comic Con, 27-28 Aug 2016
melkshamcomiccon.com/

(Obviously, I do not advertise any private bookings I have with a school etc, so please don’t freak out if you think I’m coming to your event and it’s not here!)

~~~~~~~~

OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T ~ fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
You are also very welcome to follow me on...
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sonia.leong.m…
Twitter - twitter.com/sonia_leong
Tumblr - sonia-leong.tumblr.com/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/sonia.leong/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: Comanche - In This Moment
  • Watching: The One Show
  • Playing: MHU4
  • Eating: CURRY❤ (Lamb Jalfrezi)
  • Drinking: Sparkling water

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:icontenchi8:
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist
Hi there! Just thought I drop by to wish you a happy mother's day. :)
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Frahbulous Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday and thank you for helping me draw!
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GFORCELEVEL1988 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Hi, Happy Birthday and Hope you have a nice day as well :hug:
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Pokechu12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! ^^ 
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Hakanlover Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Student General Artist
happy birthday!!
(coincidentally, its my birthday today as well!)
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WinxLover01 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Happy birthday!!
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samosvulter Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Misc Emoji-04 (Happy Birthday) [V1] and BEST wishes~~Happy DeviantART Birthday birthday cake 
I hope you'll have a good time celebrating it~Emoji06 
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday! Birthday cake  icon
Hope you have a great day! All the best. :)
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teturo Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
A Very Happy Birthday to you:iconcakelickplz:
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SeanMaguire1991 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Happy Birthday!!!
Hope you have a fantastic day and get lots of cake!
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soniamanga Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Happy birthday!
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Sonia! :party::cake:
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Yui Hirasawa (Castanets Dance) [V1]
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daeien Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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