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Sonia Leong and Sweatdrop Studios at Kitacon! by sonialeong

Myself and Morag Lewis of Sweatdrop Studios will be at Kitacon next weekend! WILL YOU BE THERE??!!

I will be giving these talks / appearing on these panels:
Saturday 11.00am Panel Room 2: Making Art Pay (hosted by Tab Kimpton)
Saturday 1.30pm Panel Room 3: Creating Manga - origins, styles and processes
Sunday 2.00pm Panel Room 1: Drawing Manga Characters - live demonstration
I am taking A4 sketch pre-orders for this event - if you want pencils/inks and colour, it's £10/£20, and I take Paypal. Requests during the event will be VERY limited due to how often I am away from the table.

I will be selling my latest books, A Brush With Magic and The Colours Of Magic!

Finally - some lucky attendees will have a copy of Sweatdrop's Monster anthology, Drop Dead Monstrous already in their con bag, but if not, you will get a FREE copy with any comic purchase from our table! (while stocks last)
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Chronicles of Ciel web advert by sonialeong
Please remember that you can buy ’A Brush With Magic’ and ‘The Colours Of Magic’ and the 'Signed Pack With Print’ FROM THE SWEATDROP STUDIOS ONLINE SHOP! 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 ❤ We take cards, Paypal and ship internationally! GO GO GO GO GO!
www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

KitaCon, Birmingham, 31 Jul - 2 Aug 2015
HiiroCon, Reading, 22 Aug 2015
Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 Aug 2015
Scotland MCM Comic Con, Glasgow, 26-27 Sept 2015
CollidaCon, London, 2-4 Oct 2015
London MCM Comic Con, 23-25 Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

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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

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The 1975
Sonia Leong and Sweatdrop Studios at Kitacon! by sonialeong
Sonia Leong and Sweatdrop Studios at Kitacon!

Myself and Morag Lewis of Sweatdrop Studios will be at Kitacon next weekend! WILL YOU BE THERE??!!

I will be giving these talks / appearing on these panels:
Saturday 11.00am Panel Room 2: Making Art Pay (hosted by Tab Kimpton)
Saturday 1.30pm Panel Room 3: Creating Manga - origins, styles and processes
Sunday 2.00pm Panel Room 1: Drawing Manga Characters - live demonstration

I am taking A4 sketch pre-orders for this event - if you want pencils/inks and colour, it's £10/£20, and I take Paypal. Requests during the event will be VERY limited due to how often I am away from the table.

I will be selling my latest books, A Brush With Magic and The Colours Of Magic!

Finally - some lucky attendees will have a copy of Sweatdrop's Monster anthology, Drop Dead Monstrous already in their con bag, but if not, you will get a FREE copy with any comic purchase from our table! (while stocks last)

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Wanna Bet? Rua and Silas from A Brush With Magic by sonialeong
Wanna Bet? Rua and Silas from A Brush With Magic
'A Brush With Magic' is the first book from my illustrated fantasy light novel series 'The Chronicles of Ciel', about the adventures of Rua, a warrior of the fox-like Vulpine race, and Silas, an Elven student mage.

The book is written mostly from third person over the shoulder of one of the two, but the interlude between the two main story arcs is narrated in first person from the point of view of a side character. As such, there are lots of event that take place off camera. So this is an illustration which features in the accompanying full colour artbook to the novel, 'The Colours Of Magic'.

In a café near their hotel, Silas accepts a bet from Rua that results in him having to dress up in an unlikely costume to infiltrate a masquerade ball. She asks him to walk to the hotel without tripping on the cobblestones once. But he is very, very clumsy with his feet.

Drawn in PaintTool SAI / Photoshop

If you want to read and buy the novel, the artbook or the signed pack, please head to the Sweatdrop Studios online store:
www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

The novel is available from Amazon too:
www.amazon.co.uk/Brush-Magic-S…

Where possible, please order from Sweatdrop directly as we don't lose out on wholesalers fees/charges.

If you want to see all the progress that led to the release of the book etc., please look at my Tumblr tagged #brushmagic 
sonia-leong.tumblr.com/tagged/…

And if you want to see progress on the series as a whole and the sequel, try these:
sonia-leong.tumblr.com/tagged/…
sonia-leong.tumblr.com/tagged/…
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Chronicles of Ciel web advert by sonialeong
Chronicles of Ciel web advert
I know that many of you have been following the development of this series over the past three or so years, and I finally published it last month! So this deviation is mainly to make sure that you all know about it (as you may have missed my journals or not see the descriptions to go with the artwork recently). YOU CAN BUY IT! It is on Amazon as well if you search for it, but obviously it's far better for me if you buy direct from me and my Studio's web shop as that way, we don't lose out on Amazon's fees. We take credit cards and paypal and we ship internationally too!

So yes, A Brush With Magic is the first novel in this world and series, which I've called The Chronicles of Ciel. The Colours Of Magic is the artbook that accompanies this novel, although there are over seventy illustrations in the novel as it is! So plenty of imagery to get your teeth into. And you can  only get the artbook from Sweatdrop.

And the best thing about buying from my studio's website is that you can get a signed pack with an extra print, also signed by me. There are preview images on both Sweatdrop and Amazon.

So please share this pic if you can, and let your friends know about it! It is an original creation, fully written, illustrated and designed by me and I would love to make my money back on the print run and afford working on the sequel XD

The actual link to my studio's website is here for you too: www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

Thank you *bows*
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Final character design for Ruadhri'ogan by sonialeong
Final character design for Ruadhri'ogan
The companion piece to this design of Silas L'Heritier
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This is the final design of Rua, one half of the lead pair of my illustrated fantasy light novel 'A Brush With Magic'!

You can buy novel (224 pages, prose fantasy with 70+ Manga illustrations in black/white) from Amazon:
www.amazon.co.uk/Brush-Magic-S…

Or you can buy it AND the full colour artbook, 'The Colours Of Magic' AND signed versions direct from me and my studio's website (we prefer this, as we don't lose out as much on fees to Amazon!):
www.sweatdrop.com/shop/id143_A…
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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

Sonia Leong and Sweatdrop Studios at Kitacon! by sonialeong

Myself and Morag Lewis of Sweatdrop Studios will be at Kitacon next weekend! WILL YOU BE THERE??!!

I will be giving these talks / appearing on these panels:
Saturday 11.00am Panel Room 2: Making Art Pay (hosted by Tab Kimpton)
Saturday 1.30pm Panel Room 3: Creating Manga - origins, styles and processes
Sunday 2.00pm Panel Room 1: Drawing Manga Characters - live demonstration
I am taking A4 sketch pre-orders for this event - if you want pencils/inks and colour, it's £10/£20, and I take Paypal. Requests during the event will be VERY limited due to how often I am away from the table.

I will be selling my latest books, A Brush With Magic and The Colours Of Magic!

Finally - some lucky attendees will have a copy of Sweatdrop's Monster anthology, Drop Dead Monstrous already in their con bag, but if not, you will get a FREE copy with any comic purchase from our table! (while stocks last)
~~~~~~~~

Chronicles of Ciel web advert by sonialeong
Please remember that you can buy ’A Brush With Magic’ and ‘The Colours Of Magic’ and the 'Signed Pack With Print’ FROM THE SWEATDROP STUDIOS ONLINE SHOP! 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 ❤ We take cards, Paypal and ship internationally! GO GO GO GO GO!
www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

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

KitaCon, Birmingham, 31 Jul - 2 Aug 2015
HiiroCon, Reading, 22 Aug 2015
Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 Aug 2015
Scotland MCM Comic Con, Glasgow, 26-27 Sept 2015
CollidaCon, London, 2-4 Oct 2015
London MCM Comic Con, 23-25 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

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:iconthecrimsongeorgia:
TheCrimsongeorgia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Hello Sonia!  Just wanted to say your art is outstandingly awesome and you are very talented. 
My parents got me your 'Draw Manga' book for Christmas last year and it has helped me out a lot in my drawing and I want to say thank you for the helpfulness you and your book provided. :)

Stay awesome Sonia! :D
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much for being so kind :) I'm really glad that you are finding my book useful! 
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist
Hi. I wish you a happy mothers day! :)
All the best. ^^
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LittleMissMystic Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too 
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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 
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Hakanlover Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Haaaaaappy birthday!! I hope you have a great day filled with joy!<3
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daeien Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday :D
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Sonia! :party::cake::heart::huggle:
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GFORCELEVEL1988 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Hi, Happy Birthday and hope you have a nice day as well :hug:
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bashkun Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday, hope you have a great day X3
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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. :)
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Tribble-Industries Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake...the fangirls hijacked it. 
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SkeboD Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday you talented person you :D
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