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Leon

Freelance Digital Artist & Storyboarder

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Whirlwind Romance, Summer 2014
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2014. So the beloved 'Cheer' has sadly ended. I put this compilation of my my favorite frames and pages as tribute to the blood sweat and tears we put into this one. I almost had a stroke completing the 3rd issue! Ah, good times!
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2014. Haha! A cute li'l Save the Date invite I designed for a friend. Him and his Fiance' paid me with a bottle of El Jimador (My favourite Tequila) upon my request of course;) I did the characters, kudos goes to the designer for the rest of the stuff.
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2014. A skateboard deck, I designed for an exhibition in Cape Town for Friends of Design Skateboard art and culture.
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2013. A Vinyl Toy I designed based on an old character I created. Exhibited at Friends of Design Hero Expo.
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Industrial Design portfolio item
Leon - Modified profile
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Leon - Updated status
Said "Working on Multiple projects at the mo! Busy busy~"
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Kat - Gave 1 kudo
Said "What programs do you use to draw? :3" to Leon
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Leon - Over 30 days ago
I use Alias Sketchbook and Photoshop CS.
Mostly Photoshop.
Still really wanna try SAI. I've heard good things.
Although, once I've got my studio space I'm going back to pencil for a while.
Hayao Miyazaki says he doesn't even hire people who don't draw in pencil.
Not that thats the reason, its just a good thing to remember where we came from. Say, Comicon.... watcha gonna do?
Kat - Over 30 days ago
Sai is great, especially when you're working with outlines because you can adjust the lines just by holding down the ctrl button and then moving the pen around on the tablet to the way you like it. You can even adjust the pressure to every line drawn to make them thinner or thicker. Ah~ love it. I can't wait to see your pencil work! That is, if you post any...are you? I was actually thinking about purchasing a nice little hard cover sketch book the other day and draw in pencil myself. I'd probably post them up on deviantart instead though. Hayao-san is very specific with his kind of work so I'm sure he's picky when he hires lol. I want to get my hands on that game Ninokuni! -Ghibli's first video game!!! You have to check it out! I hand out badges to Exhibitors at Comic con ^-^; It's pretty hectic..I get to meet the wonderful group of publishers, and artists etc :)
Leon - Over 30 days ago
Hey!
Sorry for the late reply. Swamped!
So how was Comic con?! Hectic I bet.
Ninokuni looks so cute. I've been waiting for an rpg like that. I'll get it as soon as I can read Japanese properly or when it's released in English which ever comes first.
Wanna hear something stupid? I took the day off from the man to work on a project for a Japmagazine art collection. So excited to see the deadline was extended, but on further inspection, that deadline was 3 years ago!! What a waist! Please don't judge me and my stupidity! Anyway, not giving up that easily. There are still other prospects coming up. I'll post it when I'm finished.
Would you mind criting it for me? Until then,
Have a good 1.
Later
Kat - Over 30 days ago
Wow has it been 12 days ago since my post? Time has been flying by for me! Comic con was insane! I met quite a few really awesome exhibitors. Bai Ling even dropped by my booth to pick up her badge lol crazy.
There's going to be a English release on Ninokuni! It's sort of why I'm looking forward to it though I don't mind games that are in Japanese. :p
Ohhh geezus! Was this project still posted somewhere? o_O Not judging you at all loooooooool :p I look forward to seeing your finished work and I'll definitely check it out for ya
Kat - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Your work is amazing! *-*)" to Leon
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Jonathan Rowe - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Really like your work mate....nice to see all that you are doing and to follow you on the site!" to Leon
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Leon - Over 30 days ago
Thanks J! I appreciate it!
Jeff Mackie - Gave 1 kudo
Said "love your work" to Leon
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Leon - Updated status
Said "Hi Everyone! I'd just like to say thanks for all the Kudos! I'm looking forward to kudos the friends I haven't yet checked out, but to be honest, I haven't gone onto freelanced in ages! Work is keeping me ultra busy. So a BIG HELLO! to my new friends, there's some serious talent out there and hopefully I can get some fresh pics going for you Kudos and comment on. Big Love! Peace!"
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Leon - Updated status
Said "Wow, better get crackig on this graphic novel."
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2008. My very first showreel. It includes some of the novice animations I've done, as well as some illustration and concept work.
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Animation portfolio item
Leon - Over 30 days ago
Cool
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2007. Cartoon Concepts for a client based in New York.
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2010. Farewell Picture for an animation company I used to work for. One of my very first digital paintings.
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2014. Another Skateboard Deck I designed because, my boss liked the one I made so much, he insisted that I make one for the Strika Entertainment's studio, based on our flagship project's star: Shakes from Supa Strikas.
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2014. Poster design for Kuduchild EP Launch. Each song on the EP has a different poster from a different artist. This was mine for "Milk Teeth".
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2009. My very first fan art of Goku and Luffy.
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Kat - Over 30 days ago
I just love love love it when Luffy says "Sugge~~--!!" ("SO COOL!!") Just the way he says it in Japanese is hilarious.
Leon - Over 30 days ago
How can someone as strong as Luffy be so easily entertained?! I love it! He's my favourite! Thats why I put Goku and Luffy together. After a good fight and a huge snack, I think they could get along well. "Su GE!!"
Keep drawing! I wanna see some more stuff!
Kat - Over 30 days ago
Will do ~!
Kat - Over 30 days ago
By the way, are you caught up on that anime? :3 I'm about 3 months behind D;
Leon - Over 30 days ago
A friend gave me up to 500 and something... but work keeps me pretty busy so I haven't been able to watch any lately :.(
I miss it so much! Besides One Piece, what else have you been watching? Have you checked out Gurren Lagann yet? Just stop me if you're not THAT into anime.
Kat - Over 30 days ago
Aww, yeah silly work gets in the way of everything lol. I watch pleeeenty of anime XD I've been pretty interested in Jormungand lately because I'm really trying to learn how to draw guns D; Never watched Gurren Lagann yet though >_<; I need to start watching it!
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2012. Fooling around with scale and color
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Digital Art portfolio item
Leon - Over 30 days ago
This is my latest doodle.
Wasn't sure what I was going for at first, So I meshed a whole bunch of new skills I acquired, and so the pic evolved into what it is now.
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About Me:
I'm an easy going, Specialized illustrator.
I studied animation at Boston Media House in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Before that, I studied art at Pro Arte Alphen Park Arts school for 6 years.
I specialize in Illustration in different styles and design.
I've worked in the industry for 9 years now.
Currently working at Strika Entertainment for 4 years now.
We specialize in Comic books and Animation.

Whilst the gears in my head keep turning, it is constantly producing fresh, colourful ideas.
I look up to the diverse skills and works by masters like Eiichiro Oda, Jake Parker, Takehiko Inouhe, Matt Forsythe and Monique Dong.

Applications that I use are (Both Mac and PC):
• Adobe Photoshop
• Abobe Premiere Pro
• Adobe Illustrator
• Autodesk Scetchbook Pro
• Toon Boom...
Location
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa