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Rua to the Rescue! by sonialeong
Rua to the Rescue!
I had to write a tutorial so I thought I'd choose a fun subject matter. Rua to the Rescue! XD

my upcoming illustrated fantasy novel A Brush With Magic, to be published with Sweatdrop Studios (www.sweatdrop.com/) in late 2014.

For more art related to A Brush With Magic and more, please take a look through my gallery:
sonialeong.deviantart.com/gall…

Or head to my Tumblr, with hashtag #brushmagic:
sonia-leong.tumblr.com/tagged/…

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/

...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general :) (Smile)
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Happy Halloween! FujoFujo cosplays Dragon's Crown by sonialeong
Happy Halloween! FujoFujo cosplays Dragon's Crown
Hope everyone had a good Halloween! Me? I spent it getting this celebratory artwork done. I've put the FujoFujo girls in costume... DRAGON'S CROWN COSPLAY XD Enjoy... (Read my webcomic FujoFujo every Tuesday at www.fujofujo.com)
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I will be going to this weekend's MCM Expo London Comic Con!www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Attending MCM Expo London Comic Con this weekend! by sonialeong

On Friday I will be at the Toyota stand, promoting the new comic I made for their 2014 Aygo car  blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-aygo-…ic-con#.VEeWh_lRP3A

And I will also be giving some art demonstrations and talks at the NEO Magazine stand on Saturday 4.30pm and Sunday 12.15pm and 3pm as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations! www.neomag.co.uk/

At all other times, I will at the Sweatdrop Studios stand 572, smack dab in the middle of the Comic Village. I bring you LOTS OF NEW PRINT DESIGNS (Check out the super gory Rua dripping with blood!) and a reprint of my most popular Cyborg Butterfly design ^^


I will be offering my usual Event Sketches!  They can be portraits, fan art, original characters, so long as I like the request! COST is £10-£20 for A4 in either pencils, inks or full colour and can take around 30mins - 60mins depending on how busy the event is and whether I get interrupted a lot! If you want this sort of sketch from me you better come by my table early as the slots sell out FAST.


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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

Thought Bubble, 15-16 Nov 2014

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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/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: The 1975
Attending MCM Expo London Comic Con this weekend! by sonialeong
Attending MCM Expo London Comic Con this weekend!
I will be going to this weekend's MCM Expo London Comic Con!www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

On Friday I will be at the Toyota stand, promoting the new comic I made for their 2014 Aygo car  blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-aygo-…ic-con#.VEeWh_lRP3A

And I will also be giving some art demonstrations and talks at the NEO Magazine stand on Saturday 4.30pm and Sunday 12.15pm and 3pm as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations! www.neomag.co.uk/

At all other times, I will at the Sweatdrop Studios stand 572, smack dab in the middle of the Comic Village. I bring you LOTS OF NEW PRINT DESIGNS (Check out the super gory Rua dripping with blood!) and a reprint of my most popular Cyborg Butterfly design ^^
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Event Sketches, taking commission pre-orders by sonialeong
Event Sketches, taking commission pre-orders

I am accepting pre-orders for my very limited event sketches for MCM Expo London Comic Con this weekend, 24-26 October 2014 (www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/)

  • I will take on a maximum of 10 requests
  • Email me directly (sonia@fyredrake.net) your request
  • I will reply with confirmation on whether your request has been accepted
  • You must be able to pay in advance in full with Paypal
  • Tell me when you are likely to pick up your piece (day, time)

A few ground rules and what you should expect:

  • Please give me a detailed character description, reference pics, any special poses, any colours you prefer, or monotone/sepia
  • Fan art, portraits and original characters are fine
  • The more freedom I have with poses/zoom, the better the picture tends to turn out
  • The artwork will have my style/look to them, don’t expect super realism or an exact copy of someone else’s style. Chibi is fine though!
  • The artwork is a SKETCH. It will not be super detailed all over, do not expect me to spend more than 45 mins in total on it.
  • I have the right to refuse if I don’t want to do your request
  • I have the right to reproduce the artwork for promotional and educational use

If you don’t get in, you have a chance to commission me on the day, at the event itself like usual, but I STRONGLY recommend coming to my stand ASAP as I very often sell out all of my slots by lunchtime.

I will also be accepting pre-orders for Leeds Thought Bubble 15-16 November 2014 (thoughtbubblefestival.com/), you are welcome to email me about that too :D

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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.
Interests

I will be going to this weekend's MCM Expo London Comic Con!www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Attending MCM Expo London Comic Con this weekend! by sonialeong

On Friday I will be at the Toyota stand, promoting the new comic I made for their 2014 Aygo car  blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-aygo-…ic-con#.VEeWh_lRP3A

And I will also be giving some art demonstrations and talks at the NEO Magazine stand on Saturday 4.30pm and Sunday 12.15pm and 3pm as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations! www.neomag.co.uk/

At all other times, I will at the Sweatdrop Studios stand 572, smack dab in the middle of the Comic Village. I bring you LOTS OF NEW PRINT DESIGNS (Check out the super gory Rua dripping with blood!) and a reprint of my most popular Cyborg Butterfly design ^^


I will be offering my usual Event Sketches!  They can be portraits, fan art, original characters, so long as I like the request! COST is £10-£20 for A4 in either pencils, inks or full colour and can take around 30mins - 60mins depending on how busy the event is and whether I get interrupted a lot! If you want this sort of sketch from me you better come by my table early as the slots sell out FAST.


~~~~~~~~
UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

Thought Bubble, 15-16 Nov 2014

~~~~~~~~
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/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: The 1975

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:iconthedangerousartist:
TheDangerousArtist Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I came to let you know that I have read your how to draw books and I love them..Thanks for such wonderful advice!
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awwww thank you so much :D
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:iconjameyofthemegacosmos:
JameyoftheMegacosmos Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Hey there!

I noticed how much you love magical girls! Which ones do you know?

I also really love them! In fact, I'm writing my own series!
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know quite a lot of Magical girl series, but my favourite is still Cardcaptor Sakura :)
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JameyoftheMegacosmos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Heh, nice to hear. If you want to, you can check out my own magical girl series in my deviant group. It's in my signature below.
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Hordelung Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Artist
It seems we got off to a bad start last time, I want to apologies for that. Anyway, I have written a manga and am loking for an artist as I am unable to draw it myself. 
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:iconhordelung:
Hordelung Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Artist
How much does it cost to produce per manga/comic page?
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes. But for a whole book, I may change my page rate to reflect circumstances such as high royalties.
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:iconhordelung:
Hordelung Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Artist
How much are we talking here?
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
e.g. 200 pg book, I may discount my rate by about 10-50% or so if I'm paid upfront an advance on royalties of a few thousand £. But like I said, it changes a lot depending on the size and scale of the project, who I am working with, every one is different!

Is this helpful for you? Are you trying to figure out how much to charge someone? Or are you trying to hire me? You are being a bit abrupt.
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I normally charge anywhere from £50 to £300 depending on the style, finish, deadline and number of pages :)
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:iconhordelung:
Hordelung Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Artist
Is that £50 per page?
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:iconartdash:
ArtDash Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Konnichiwa, Sonia-sensei! I've got your book- Draw manga: Complete Skills. It's really good! And you're a very good drawer! I need to practice now so I can also be a good drawer ^^ But people say it even now. Still, I need to practice. (and find time to post my artwork, 'cause I have a lot of drawing which are not in my dA gallery yet...) So, thank you very much for writing that book. :tighthug:
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awww, you're very welcome, I'm so happy to be helpful :)
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:iconartdash:
ArtDash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yesss, you're so helpful ^^
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