Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Professional Sonia Leong33/Female/United Kingdom Recent Activity
Deviant for 10 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 459 Deviations 6,537 Comments 98,580 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Groups

Watchers

Activity


Aftermath II by sonialeong
Aftermath II
Went to see 'Mad Max: Fury Road' last night. In honour of its feminist badassery, here's Rua carrying Silas home. Because PARTNERS ARE EQUALS. Man or woman, we got each other's backs, we should compensate for each other's weaknesses and defer to each other's strengths.

That illustration is from my recent artbook 'The Colours of Magic'. The novel it accompanies, 'A Brush With Magic' has many strong women. And women of all types can be strong in many different ways. They don't have to be warriors to earn your respect.

If you would like to preview or purchase my books, head to the Sweatdrop Studios online store:
www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…
Loading...

A Brush With Magic’, ‘The Colours Of Magic’ and the 'Signed Pack With Print’ ARE NOW LIVE IN THE SWEATDROP STUDIOS ONLINE SHOP! We take cards, Paypal and ship internationally! GO GO GO GO GO!

www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

A Brush With Magic now for sale online! by sonialeong

PLEASE spread the word, every little sale direct through our Studios' own store really makes a huge difference :) Thank you all so much for your patience and following me on this journey ❤ 

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

Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 July 2014
London Expo, TBC Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

~~~~~~~~

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

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The 1975
A Brush With Magic now for sale online! by sonialeong
A Brush With Magic now for sale online!

A Brush With Magic’, ‘The Colours Of Magic’ and the 'Signed Pack With Print’ ARE NOW LIVE IN THE SWEATDROP STUDIOS ONLINE SHOP! We take cards, Paypal and ship internationally! GO GO GO GO GO!

www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

Please spread the word!

Loading...

I had an awesome time at London MCM Comic Con this weekend. Thank you so much, all of you who came by the Sweatdrop Studios stand in the Comic Village to say hi and buy my work!

To everyone who bought ‘A Brush With Magic’ and/or ‘The Colours Of Magic’: HUGE THANKS TO YOU! Your support has been so important 

To everyone who has already told me after reading it that they enjoyed it (and for that matter, those who have enjoyed any of my other books like ‘Draw Manga’ and ‘Manga Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet’): I LOVE YOU. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO ME THAT YOU LIKED MY WRITING/ART. You are the reason I do what I do. All I have ever wanted to do is to make other people feel the same love and excitement that I do when I read a book/comic that I love.

Links to how to purchase my latest books will follow soon, but in the meantime, OUTFIT SHOTS!
Valkyrie1 by sonialeong  Valkyrie3 by sonialeong

Valkyrie2 by sonialeong

My black/gold feather headdress is from Fairytas. The cheongsam I wore on Friday was made by my uncle. On Saturday, I wore a black coq feather shrug from Lovechild Boudoir  and corset from Axfords. On Sunday, my dress was from Haenuli.

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

Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 July 2014
London Expo, TBC Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

~~~~~~~~

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

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Bon Iver

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

Abwmexpoad by sonialeong

Who's getting excited about going to London MCM Comic Con this weekend? I AM! Launching my two latest books, the illustrated fantasy light novel 'A Brush With Magic' (£6.99) and its accompanying full colour artbook 'The Colours Of Magic' (£10) at the event, get your copies from the Sweatdrop Studios stand 3233 in the Comic Village all three days Friday 22 - Sunday 24 May 2015!

NEO Magazine says: 'Painting rich scenes just as effortlessly with words as she does with her pencil, Leong has created an engaging, lively and entertaining story... Interspersed with full page artwork,this is in the best tradition of Japanese light novels, mixing prose with illustrations... this short novel will have you begging for more. 4/5 STARS'

If you arrive early enough to get the free booklet, you can read an extract from the novel in the official MCM Show guide!

Both books will be available to purchase online after the show, from Sweatdrop Studios online shop: www.sweatdrop.com/shop

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! BUT - if you want this sort of sketch from me you better come by my table early as this time, I'm only offering a very small number of slots due to my new book launch, I can't devote too much time to sketches.


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

Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 July 2014
London Expo, TBC Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

~~~~~~~~

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

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The Goo Goo Dolls

deviantID

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

A Brush With Magic’, ‘The Colours Of Magic’ and the 'Signed Pack With Print’ ARE NOW LIVE IN THE SWEATDROP STUDIOS ONLINE SHOP! We take cards, Paypal and ship internationally! GO GO GO GO GO!

www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

A Brush With Magic now for sale online! by sonialeong

PLEASE spread the word, every little sale direct through our Studios' own store really makes a huge difference :) Thank you all so much for your patience and following me on this journey ❤ 

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

Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 July 2014
London Expo, TBC Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

~~~~~~~~

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

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The 1975

AdCast - Ads from the Community

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:icontenchi8:
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist
Hi. I wish you a happy mothers day! :)
All the best. ^^
Reply
:iconlittlemissmystic:
LittleMissMystic Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too 
Reply
:iconhachimakix23:
HachimakiX23 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday Sonia! Hope u had a good 1!
Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF 
Reply
:iconhakanlover:
Hakanlover Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Haaaaaappy birthday!! I hope you have a great day filled with joy!<3
Reply
:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
Reply
:iconthe-kid36:
the-kid36 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday :D
Reply
:icons3rb4n:
S3rb4n Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Reply
:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Sonia! :party::cake::heart::huggle:
Reply
:icongforcelevel1988:
GFORCELEVEL1988 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Hi, Happy Birthday and hope you have a nice day as well :hug:
Reply
:iconbashkun:
bashkun Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday, hope you have a great day X3
Reply
:icontenchi8:
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday! birthday cake Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Birthday cake  icon

Hope all is going well for you. Enjoy some tasty cakes. XD
I hope all the best for you. :)
Reply
:icontribble-industries:
Tribble-Industries Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake...the fangirls hijacked it. 
Reply
:iconskebod:
SkeboD Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday you talented person you :D
Reply
:iconteturo:
teturo Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
A very Happy Birthday to you :iconcakelickplz:
Reply
:iconsoniamanga:
soniamanga Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Happy Birthday!
Reply
Add a Comment: