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Mary-Anne Leslie
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm from Vancouver Canada originally and now reside in Arizona. After taking Graphic Design and Illustration in college I decided I would also like to study classical animation which is now basically obsolete but did it ever hone my drawing skills! After experimenting with many mediums and techniques I fell in love with ballpoint pen when I needed a fast and inexpensive method for a job I was not making any money on. I've illustrated a couple of books for people who self published, and have sold several paintings and done murals in between for the cash. As you can probably tell, my favorite subjects to draw are anything Romantic, and I'm particularly fond of costume.
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sketch dump by Maryanneleslie
sketch dump
I'm moving and haven't had the time to make a nice new thing. But these might turn into something eventually. They're little vampire fairies I think.
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The Skellingtons by Maryanneleslie
The Skellingtons
Of all animated films, I find this to be the most romantic pairing. I think it's because Sally is crushing so hard on Jack and he virtually ignores her the whole movie so when he finally comes around, it's so sweet. We've all been in unrequited love, n'est-ce pas? and his singing voice is so lovely. Anyways I just had to draw them in Victorian garb. Their outfits might not entirely match timewise but I'd like to believe they acquired the outfits from a little grave robbing.
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Welp, as you can see, I finally gave up and got on the princess bandwagon. Sort of. I haven't committed enough to make them the same character design. So I don't know if it counts. But when I do Belle I will draw her on model. And Aurora. Mostly because they fit my style anyway. Or rather they inspired my style from day one. 
I've seen so much Disney Princess Fan Art on DA my inner non-conformist convinced me it was a bad idea. I didn't want to draw other people's designs/characters. I must only do OCs! Well, OCs and literary heroines. But recently I realized, they've become ours. They and even their design belongs to everyone. I mean disneys lawyers would probably disagree. But we know it's true. Same reason they can make a dozen different spider man movies in as many years. No, not original, but Spider-Man is to us what Apollo was to the ancient Greeks. They represent similar things and infinite stories are written, songs played and paintings painted about them. At least that's how I'm justifying it.
  • Mood: Content
  • Reading: Soul on Fire
  • Watching: Inside Amy Schumer
  • Drinking: Barefoot Chardonnay
You Precious Thing by Maryanneleslie
You Precious Thing
A little tribute to one of the best movies evar, Labyrinth. Most of the time spent was on her hair. So deliciously 80's.
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The Annunciation of Cinderella by Maryanneleslie
The Annunciation of Cinderella
Continuing my exploration of Princess Saints, the Princess of Princesses, Cinderella. In the Grimms version she is at her mother's grave when she receives the dress, which I thought was interesting, fairy godmother/angel? But mostly I based this on Perrault's version, and made her dress similar to the time when that was published. But the choker in the Disney version is so chic, I had to leave it in, even though I believe pearls would have been more likely. I may have added an occult symbol as well just to keep everyone on their toes.
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Rpriet1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your style!
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Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Meow :3 
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spiffychicken Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
Lovely gallery, I really like your style and elegant line work!  
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Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! bouncing chicking  8D Little Pixel Heart 
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s-carter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tag a quality deviant - you’re it! :thumbsup: Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are. If you're feeling the love, pass it on to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, of course nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! Tight Hug

Thank you for being my friend! :heart:
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aitchhagen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
You have an excellent gallery of work Mary-Anne!
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Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you kindly! 😊 I appreciate it
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ValerieJoyLauria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Watch!!
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ValerieJoyLauria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is AMAZING!  I am in awe...Clap 
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Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Shucks thank you! Your sculptures are really excellent and I love your style ^__^
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