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::welcome + feature::

Hello and welcome to my deviantArt page! I upload various bits and pieces of finished art, sketches and photographs of me in fashion/cosplay shoots at least once a week. Please head to my gallery to see everything!


::traditional work::

::digital work::

::aya.takeo volumes 1-3::

Aya Takeo is a story of space, time, civilisation and star-crossed love: a noblewoman separated from her lowly warrior, amidst a backdrop of a neo-classical Japan under invasion from spider mecha!





Sonia Leong
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom


Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom

Sonia Leong is an award-winning Manga artist and Company Secretary
of UK-based Sweatdrop Studios. Known for Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and
Juliet (SelfMadeHero) she's worked with Tokyopop, Image, NEO Magazine,
Channel 4, Harper-Collins, Hachettes, Walker and others on over eighty
publications across magazines, comics/graphic novels, children's
books, art books and film/TV projects. She teaches about Manga,
appearing at the Hay Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum, London County
Hall and internationally with the British Council. Her art's been
featured in the Kyoto International Manga Museum and London Cartoon
Museum. She also provides product demonstrations on behalf of Copic,
Letraset, Wacom and Promethean.


New facebook page + mini Winter 2013 update

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 10, 2013, 1:02 PM
Buy my books:
Sweatdrop Studios

Next events:
No events planned due to Maternity Leave
Possible London MCM Expo Oct 2013?

Hi everyone! Just wanted to announce that I have set up a new official facebook page to archive/organise various artworks, work in progress, and to give any notice of events I'll be attending etc. I am on facebook more often than on deviantArt, so it is well worth a quick "like" if you want up-to-the-minute information from me.

My Official Facebook:

In other news, I am working on MANY little projects, I will be announcing them shortly as I get confirmation and public stuff to show you online. Having a little baby makes things ten times longer to deal with, but I'm slowly getting there, LOL. Please be patient and stick with me, I have so many nice things to get out!

In case you missed out my recent publications , please check out my previous journal entry for links and descriptions! Here:…


PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time. I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
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insidiousELMO 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :D I was reading your books at the library and I wanted to just say that you are an absolutely amazing artist and such an inspiration~ <333

Thank you for helping me and other artists learn and grow! :D
sonialeong 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Awwww that's so sweet of you to say! Thank you for being so lovely and it's a pleasure to help others!
charlenequek Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

:iconsayhiplz: Sorry for the lateness of this message because I am trying to be everywhere at once juggling being a busy teacher by day and an anime & manga otaku by night, coming on da to chill & trying to :work: to complete my art projects on weekends makes mokona a very busy magic user:

But first and foremost I want to say this:

Welcome to AnimeLoverClub! :hug: Thank you for joining!

Hope to see you in the chatroom soon.…

Come on in, stay and chat if you see someone in there!

So what anime and manga do you follow fellow fan? Here are all mine:…


From ze Mokona Modoki Oki Doki Wa Puuuuuu :iconmokonalaplz:

sonialeong Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the warm welcome! I don't have a huge amount of time to use the chatroom as I'm a working mum, but I will try!

I have a big backlog of anime dvd sets to get through which includes Gurren Lagann, Ouran High School Host club, Utawarerumono, Samurai Seven, Code Geass, Ergo Proxy, Shakugan no Shana and Le Chevalier D'Eon.

Have watched Azumanga Daioh, Carcaptor Sakura, GITS/GITSSAC, Galaxy Angel, Hellsing, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Jubei-chan, Utena, Rurouni Kenshin,Trinity Blood, Ranma, Tenchi Muyo, Haruhi, DNA, Slayers, Angelic Layer, Comic Party, MOUSE, Full Metal Panic, Evangelion, Onegai Teacher, Iria, Tylor, Lupon, Chrono Crusade,Digi Charat, Gunsmith Cats, Nadesico,Niea Under Seven, GTO, Yami no Matsuei, Love Hina, Mahoromatic, Kino no Tabo, Escaflowne, Rayearth, Saber Marionette, Lodoss Wars, Lost Universe, Elfen Lied, Excel Saga, Burst Angel, Last Exile, Read Or Die.... and a whole bunch more! XD

Am mostly into Manga more because I can pick it up and take it around :3
charlenequek Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I completely understand the busy of work life. 😵

Hope when the whirlwind settled when it does you will get some time to watch your anime.

Manga is easier to cover ground on as you can read on the go.

Omg! I love your list! Jubei chan!!! 😁
Major like the show! I should watch it again at some point.

I love trigun to bits too. Such a cool wacky show that's made me cry!

I'm a big Yue and Keroberos fan from CCS! I have all the cards drawn in my gallery.

I like Alucard in hellsing though not his mistress who's so manly. 😝

If you've seen samurai x, have you seen hakuouki? It's awesome too!

Chrono crusade made me cry to pieces. I didn't like the ending!

By DNA is it DNAngel?

FMP fumoffu gave me a tummy ache first time I saw it and Rayearth is of course a classic in itself! :iconblushplz: have you seen Rayearth upgrades: Tsubasa reservoir chronicles, xxxholic and Kobato?

Ouran and shakugan no Shans are must watch shows when you can.

:iconblushplz: it's very nice to meet you! Have a great day ahead!
Hello Sonia. I just bought your book (the Complete Guide to Drawing Manga). I really like it. ^w^
sonialeong Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Uwaaa, thank you so much :D :D :D
Your welcome :) (Smile) 
Hi Sonia!
I really love your art! I'm trying to teach myself manga using your book (the complete guide to drawing manga). Its by far the best manga drawing book I've ever read by the way, thank you soooo much. My favorite drawings the book were the red haired girl with headphones on page 84, the fox warrior from page 108, and the boy with the oxen on page  121. Thank you agian! You are so awesome! :D (Big Grin) 
sonialeong Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
*hugs* Thank you!!!
No problem! 
RoseOfRed Mar 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hallo Sonia, I just wanted to say 3 things:

1. I love your art style! It's amazing, and you have really inspired me!

2. You visited my school today to do the assemblies and manga workshops. Do you remember Leventhorpe?

3. You are an amazing cosplayer! Your talents are exceptional!
sonialeong Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much :D :D :D And of course I remember Leventhorpe!
RoseOfRed Mar 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thats great! Keep up the good work, your such an inspiration!

P.S. Reading your books in the school library :3
sonialeong Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
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