:ART:LIFE:FASHION: by sonia leong...
The diary of a Manga artist of many hobbies
I’m doing something I’ve never done before: I am accepting pre-orders for my very limited event sketches for MCM Expo London Comic Con this weekend, 24-26 October 2014 (http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/)
I will take on a maximum of 10 requests
Email me directly (sonia@fyredrake.net) your request
I will reply with confirmation on whether your request has been accepted
You must be able to pay in advance in full with Paypal
Tell me when you are likely to pick up your piece (day, time)
A few ground rules and what you should expect:
Please give me a detailed character description, reference pics, any special poses, any colours you prefer, or monotone/sepia
Fan art, portraits and original characters are fine
The more freedom I have with poses/zoom, the better the picture tends to turn out
The artwork will have my style/look to them, don’t expect super realism or an exact copy of someone else’s style. Chibi is fine though!
The artwork is a SKETCH. It will not be super detailed all over, do not expect me to spend more than 45 mins in total on it.
I have the right to refuse if I don’t want to do your request
I have the right to reproduce the artwork for promotional and educational use
If you don’t get in, you have a chance to commission me on the day, at the event itself like usual, but I STRONGLY recommend coming to my stand ASAP as I very often sell out all of my slots by lunchtime.
I will also be accepting pre-orders for Leeds Thought Bubble 15-16 November 2014 (http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/), you are welcome to email me about that too :D

I’m doing something I’ve never done before: I am accepting pre-orders for my very limited event sketches for MCM Expo London Comic Con this weekend, 24-26 October 2014 (http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/)

  • I will take on a maximum of 10 requests
  • Email me directly (sonia@fyredrake.net) your request
  • I will reply with confirmation on whether your request has been accepted
  • You must be able to pay in advance in full with Paypal
  • Tell me when you are likely to pick up your piece (day, time)

A few ground rules and what you should expect:

  • Please give me a detailed character description, reference pics, any special poses, any colours you prefer, or monotone/sepia
  • Fan art, portraits and original characters are fine
  • The more freedom I have with poses/zoom, the better the picture tends to turn out
  • The artwork will have my style/look to them, don’t expect super realism or an exact copy of someone else’s style. Chibi is fine though!
  • The artwork is a SKETCH. It will not be super detailed all over, do not expect me to spend more than 45 mins in total on it.
  • I have the right to refuse if I don’t want to do your request
  • I have the right to reproduce the artwork for promotional and educational use

If you don’t get in, you have a chance to commission me on the day, at the event itself like usual, but I STRONGLY recommend coming to my stand ASAP as I very often sell out all of my slots by lunchtime.

I will also be accepting pre-orders for Leeds Thought Bubble 15-16 November 2014 (http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/), you are welcome to email me about that too :D

The Tea Party Club is the UK’s oldest and biggest lolita community. This year marks the seventh anniversary of events, which took place at the Gray’s Inn and the RAG Royal Army and Navy Club, 20-21 September with special guests Metamorphose Temps des Filles, Gothic Lolita Bible and more!

Saturday outfit: Metamorphose Temps Des Filles red velvet set with Innocent World cutsew blouse. Glasses Revlon, bag Coach and shoes Hotter.

Sunday’s outfit: Metamorphose Temps des Fille underbust jumperskirt, tights Grimoire, shoes Louboutin, suit jacket McQ Alexander McQueen, glasses BVLGARI, wing charm on glasses and choker Swarovski, glasses chain ear cuff is my own design, blouse and hairpieces from eBay.

Had an awesome time meeting up with old friends and making new ones, bought lots of swag and stuffed my face with cake and sarnies during afternoon tea XD (and I took lots of silly photos too, but I’ll keep it to this one of me doing my best investment banker impression)

At a friend’s birthday party today! Outfit rundown: glasses by Silhouettes; silk ruffle halter blouse by Jim Thompson; silk seashell printed layered skirt by Emma Cook; watch Chanel; bangle, ring and lace overlay stiletto heels by Karen Millen. Makeup palette from the black travel edition Yves Saint Laurent. #PrinceLeong wears Jojo Maman Bebe top and Baby B’Gosh chinos.

I had a wonderful time at the Melksham Comic Con,over the last weekend, huge thanks to Hayley Spencer and her team of Brians for making it one of the friendliest comic shows I’ve ever been to. I cannot recommend it enough to comic creators and fans, it’s very family friendly too.

Major shout outs to Gary Erskine, Lee Townsend, Mike Collins, Dani Abram, Lizzie Boyle, Jon Lock and my boys, (MAH BOIZ!) the Paradox Comics Group and many more that I can’t name. 

I was SUPER busy at this con due to all the talks/events I was involved in, but also because everyone kept me so busy with sketches! Here is a bunch for you all to enjoy.

Finally, thanks so much to everyone who came by my table and bought my stuff, you guys have made me really happy :) Thanks for being generous and supporting me ❤

I’ve arrived in Melksham where I’m a guest artist at the awesome Melksham Comic Con! One of the loveliest events I’ve ever had the privilege to be invited to, so happy to be back. I’ll be giving talks/demos on Manga on both Saturday and Sunday, and I’m also one of the panellists on Saturday’s mini game show ‘Comics in Just a Minute’ alongside many other awesome industry pros. Expect havoc XD

In other news, I’m totally channelling Karl Lagerfeld with today’s travelling outfit, as is typical of me being a Chanel fangirl, though only two of the items are actually Chanel. Most is Tesco and New Look XD (high-low mix all the way). And I make NO APOLOGIES for my chronic bitchface