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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Melbourne International Games Week 2016 Edition: GCAP & PAXAus

Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

MIGW is only finally done for me when this post gets out there so here goes! 


Also note that my 6 videos will be updated here as they get published.
Because spacing it out is better haha

    Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

    Who is this Quiet Hermit Ninja? Didn't bother using this for my PAXAus panels to introduce myself but hullo peeps! I'm terrible at socialising as a hermit ninja :'D

    CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    Inktober + Shooty Skies Retro Arcade Anarchy & Nightmare Before Christmas Doodles [OCT2016]

    Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

    As much as it's going on right now, this blog post is not about Melbourne International Games Week! This is the usual monthly blog post! It shall have its own special blog post next Friday or so! 


    I'm probably still trying to cope with the intense social stimulation haha

    Don't think people will have the time to read this mega post of art and monthly reflection anymore (knowing the numbers & that people prefer social media anyway) but hey, the reason why I still blog remains: 

    I'm rambling and reflecting all I like here to myself ;D 

    So if you're still here, thank you so much ;___;

      Let's go crazy! Journal Time.


      Sally Illustrations because I wanted to! 

      CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

      Friday, October 7, 2016

      Hermit Burp Leonie Wrangles Vector Art 3 + Creative Self Care & Compassion [SEP2016]

      Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

      It's a month alright :0 


      And then I ramble and reflect heaps about self compassion & care thanks to an art buddy. Ooh here we go!!

        Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

        This is my life's Venn Diagram at this moment - a snapshot. Feeling grateful right now :D Social life arguably shouldn't be there but I guess it's a special thing for me instead. :0
        Inspired by this Venn Diagram of @kevinjaystanton's musings on life.
        Do try making one and you don't have to show it to anyone - it's an interesting way to visualise what you're juggling at the moment!
        And when I mean design, I mean Character Design & Visual Development and all that :D

        CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

        Friday, September 2, 2016

        Hermit Bear Leonie Wrestles Vector Art II [AUG2016]

        Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

        More Vector art learning in the past month :0 


          Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

          BurpDoodle: For Love and Justice!
          It was International Sailor Moon Day during the first Friday of August so...I'm late D:
          Dedicated to Lauren and all the peeps who like this series! :0

          I grew up with and was really into Sailor Moon (among many other things) during primary school; did terrible fanart for it for a while then. I just decided to give her a large poofy dress this time ;)

          A different approach with this one in Illustrator. Making my own wall patterns and tackling with the colouring :S Still need to do heaps of practice before I feel any good at this program because I struggled here more than the Love & Fun Machine piece :0

          CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
          Feeling of Lack/Internet Culture: working towards happiness VS happiness with what you have
          (feeling insecure about SuperListenMode comics & social media sharing)

          Friday, August 5, 2016

          Hermit Bear Leonie Tackles Vector Art [JUL2016]

          Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

          This month shall be about learning and rambling about it. 


          You know, the usual ;)
          And I'm being terrible at vector art.
          Out of my comfort zone!

          Hooo here we go!

            Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

            My Neighbour Totoro fanart
            Had an awesome & understanding person at work in mind when I did this practice :0 Cute Totoro family!


            CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

            Friday, July 1, 2016

            BurpAvatars: The Case Study & Time to Retreat [JUN2016]

            Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

            My dear reader!

            It is time for an investigation!!

            What investigation you ask?

            Well we're going to see what's going on behind the curtains on...

            BURPAVATARS!

            Did I learn anything? 
            Is it a dead project now?

            So let's get going, shall we? ;)

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

              BurpAvatar Test Stickers! :D
              First time I tried printing stickers! 
              It's hard guessing what people would like versus what you like at times so I stuck with the latter.
              I gave these out to kind and amazing people around work! 
              It's interesting that people went for the fanart or "glamorous" ones first! Note that these art pieces weren't made with stickers in mind so some of them probably don't suit as stickers? 
              Some were too scared to take my self portraits; but I didn't mind because they're so stylised :0
              Keen to do it again someday so watch out for my twitter if you want!

              CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

              Friday, June 3, 2016

              What are you so afraid of? Managing insecurities [MAY2016]

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

              It's June already! :0 Hello Winter! 


              And gosh, my blog posts are deep in there lately!

              Especially now that I'm not a hermit (as much) anymore and am around people more skilled than me! 
              Striving to grow into a better person...even at a turtle-like pace!

              Thanks for bearing with me! :0

                Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                Went for something relatively simple this time (:


                CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
                What are you so afraid of?

                Friday, May 6, 2016

                Five years ago I wrote a letter to my 2016 self & BurpAvatar Exploration P3 [APR 2016]

                Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                Diving deeper into BurpAvatar styles! 


                  Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                  BurpAvatar Test & Art Study
                  Poofy and regal! :0

                  CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

                  Friday, April 1, 2016

                  Somehow Slytherin // Being both Ambitious and Afraid of Greatness & BurpAvatar Exploration Pt2 [MAR 2016]

                  Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                  Let's talk about dreams about greatness and reality... 


                    Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                    It's weird. When I was in my teaching career and did the Pottermore quiz, I was sorted into the Hufflepuff house; I was in a different state of mind (a more hopeless and sad one). Doing it now again landed me in the "cunning, ambitious, resourceful, shrewd, determined" Slytherin House. Whoa! 
                    I don't know if I'm any/all of these things (because you can't take the quiz too seriously)! 

                    Whelp, I'll just try my best to keep progressing and making art for people and for myself :0 
                    Making the most of what I have. I'll let you judge for yourself if I'm any of these things.

                    Since I'm "sorted" and as an eternal learning student, I went along with it ;)
                    I'm quiet, invisible and reserved anyway in person so who cares hoho

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