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I've been on DA for nine years, y'all. The first few on my old account then I wanted to change my username. It feels like I haven't progressed as much as I'd like but I have Picses Midheaven so it's to be expected. 
I got degrees in graphic design, illustration AND classical animation, which I did nothing with for reasons I shan't divulge here. Ok Graphic design was so boring I wanted to DIE, classical animation is basically dead. By the time I came out of it I was trained to draw in so many styles I didn't know which direction to even begin. In 2007 I tried to focus as much as possible and be as sincere as I could and drew 

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(That's from my old account lol I closed it but it's still there)
And I feel like I've come a long way, although I took my sweet damn time. And for the first time in a long time my brain is exploding with ideas to the point of it being painful! I don't know why it took sooo long but, hey there's hope kids. No I'm not currently employed in this particular aspect of art, but the satisfaction it gives me is worth all the work. Yes, I list myself as professional because I am available professionally, was trained professionally, and what little money I do earn is technically from art, just not fairies in period costume art. Yet.
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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 earning a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design at Capilano University 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. My influences/heroes include Edmund Dulac, Don Rosa and Edward Gorey

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E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015   Artist
Loved your artwork, a very unique and delicate style. :clap:
SRG-Wands Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like your art! Very mystical! :)
Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^__^
tokatun Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Very pretty!
DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful artwork! :wow: :love: I adore the elegant and gothic look of your works and the use of color.
Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Gasp! Thank you so much! Your art is amazing so it means a lot, thank you! And to be told I have a gothic look warms my heart, you've no idea ^__^ skull emoticons wink skull emoticons wink skull emoticons XD 
DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! and thank you too :blush: 

ah glad to hear that! :la: :hug: 
ei9 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Very Beautiful gallery mary keep it up!
Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm trying lol
luckyblackcat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is very lovely and it inspires me to try out new mediums and explore textures.  You have such a pretty style and you have a great eye and imagination that you give into your art! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and I hope to enjoy more!  
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