Leanne Huynh

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It sounds like South­ern Cal­i­for­nia artist Leanne has a pretty good ex­is­tence: “I spend my slap-happy days paint­ing all the things, try­ing not to kill my plants (only three so far!), at­tend­ing a bunch of con­ven­tions and meet­ing amaz­ing peo­ple!”

She grew up in the colour­ful world of 8-bit video games and 1980s car­toons and spent her child­hood, as she de­scribes it, “draw­ing, colour­ing, play­ing with Lego and try­ing to beat my older brothers in video games.”

An arts grad­u­ate from the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine, Leanne has notched up time as a painter for hire for Bl­iz­zard En­ter­tain­ment, Riot Games and Car­bine Stu­dios/NCSoft.

1 Ros­alinde “With this piece, I ap­plied a gra­di­ent early in the process of paint­ing her and re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the har­mon­is­ing colours from it. With her ivy shawl and crown of flow­ers, I can con­fi­dently say that Ros­alinde is a big fan of na­ture.”

3 Q “I’ve re­cently start­ing at­tend­ing comic con­ven­tions and sell­ing my art there. This piece, named Q, is in­spired by my booth­mate, Kieu (pro­nounced ‘Q’). She sells su­per-cute art­work with cats and fruits on them, which prompted me to paint her with a cat and an ap­ple on her head.”

2 Em “In Viet­namese, ‘Em’ can be trans­lated to mean ‘lit­tle sib­ling’, which is what I named this young girl. Em is wear­ing a tra­di­tional Viet­namese hat and dress nor­mally re­served for a for­mal event. I never got to wear this as a kid, but al­ways thought the saucer hat was in­ter­est­ing.”

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