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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.”