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The book I illustrated is now for sale on Amazon! Buy one they're cheap! I had hoped the scans would turn out better but they gave me a hard deadline. I actually haven't even seen the inside yet so hopefully it looks okay.
www.amazon.com/Falling-Amy-Eye…
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: The Dana Gould Hour
  • Reading: The Scarlet Letter
  • Drinking: Earl grey tea
Lancelot mused by Maryanneleslie
Lancelot mused
This is a commission I did years ago based on the poem The Lady of Shallott by Tennyson. This is the moment where she washes up on the bank of the river and Lancelot first sees her. I would recommend listening to Loreena McKennits song, she sings an abbreviated version of the poem and it's lovely and very romantic! 
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Aya by Maryanneleslie
Aya
Here's a peek at what has kept me so busy for apparently months! Where does the time go
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I'm the worst. I didn't even notice I got a DD until just now, for Loreena! I don't even get how those are picked or what's really involved but I'm super grateful. I can't bear to log in unless I have something to show and I've been working on a couple of books with tight deadlines. Don't get excited, I've made only a couple hundred bucks for months of work, before the cost of supplies. I know it's wrong but I just want one g-darned thing published before I expire. I feel like I've been waiting all my life to be A Real Illustrator. 
  • Mood: Confused
  • Reading: The Poe Shadow
  • Drinking: Iced coffee
Help me. I'm so confused and have too many names. 
I'm working on a couple of books that will allegedly be published. They're for small independent publishers. I'm illustrating them.
I made the majority of my work, and acquired the tiniest following under my maiden name. Now that I might actually start earning money from it, the income will be taxed, under my married name. I'm trying to communicate this to my publisher, who keeps calling me "Leslie". 
And if I were to open an etsy shop to sell art, I'd like to keep it in my maiden name. But the money would go to my married name. Is this allowed? Do artists function under nom de plumes? I even toyed with changing my whole "brand" to MAB, my married name in initials, which happily also spells the fairy queen from Shakespeare. What do you think? Mary-Anne Leslie is such a long handle. Would MAB be better? Like Mary Englebreit, who signs everything ME. 
Unfortunately MAB is short for Mary-Anne Belich, and Belich is such an awkward sounding name. Am I way overthinking this and confusing everyone? 

The hyphen in my name might also be throwing off search results etc. Although maybe it's narrowing them down in a good way. It's unique, and my da page is coming up as one of the first results from googling. Thank you for indulging this little conversation I'm having with myself.
  • Mood: Confused
  • Reading: The Poe Shadow
  • Drinking: Iced coffee
The book I illustrated is now for sale on Amazon! Buy one they're cheap! I had hoped the scans would turn out better but they gave me a hard deadline. I actually haven't even seen the inside yet so hopefully it looks okay.
www.amazon.com/Falling-Amy-Eye…
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: The Dana Gould Hour
  • Reading: The Scarlet Letter
  • Drinking: Earl grey tea

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Mary-Anne Leslie
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Mary-Anne has had a passion for drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. After receiving an art scholarship in high school, she earned degrees in illustration and classical animation at Capilano University in her hometown of Vancouver. Mary-Anne's style evokes her love for the clean, delicate lines of an animation cel or a stained glass window, accented with lacy washes of color. Her art reflects elements of vintage storybook illustration, animation, art nouveau and graphic design. Mary-Anne has exhibited her art at galleries in Vancouver, and illustrated a book of children's poems for the government of Canada, among other projects.
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I found another print option
www.magcloud.com/

I like Ka-Blam for their versatility
on small orders.
I like print ninja for large orders.

Magcloud looks interesting because they give you digital options. Their printed costs kinda suck.
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Cid-Alderlaine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Happy Birthday, Champ~!
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daeien Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Happy birthday! :cake:
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Mitsukishinobi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu ^^ Party

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s-carter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Very Happy Birthday to you, my friend! :la:

I hope you have a fantastic day and night planned ahead!  :boogie:

:cake::party::cake:
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TillesseKruspette Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday ^^ :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) Meow :3 Love Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday- have a great day! :D
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Scarlett-Aimpyh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
happy birthday ^^
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marcelosalomao Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Your work is excellent, very lovely. 
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