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Introducing "Tekken Tuesday"
Hey there, fellow fighters and gaming enthusiasts! I've got some electrifying news to share—brace yourselves for the launch of a brand...
Cheers to Creativity and Connection: Embracing the Livestream Adventure!
Hey, lovely folks! It's been an absolute whirlwind of creativity and camaraderie since I've been back on my regular streaming routine. My...
I might Actually Stream This Weekend!
It's no secret that it's been a very long time since I streamed on ANY platforms. If you know why, you know why. If you don't, mind your...
Unleash Your Creativity: Exploring the Benefits of Krita for Digital Artists
Alright, my fellow art enthusiasts, today we're diving deep into the enchanting world of Krita, the unsung hero of free digital art...
Spooktacular Movie Night: "Friday the 13th" on Discord!
Hey there, movie buffs and thrill-seekers! Get ready to scream your hearts out, because we've got an electrifying event coming your way:...
Unleash Your Creative Mojo: A Guide to Staying Inspired as an Artist!
Hey there, fellow art enthusiasts! Whether you're a painter, sculptor, or doodler extraordinaire, we all know that staying inspired can...
The Wilting Flower
In the depths of night, I lie awake Contemplating life and its cruel fate For death is but a shadow, always near A looming presence that...
The Unique Value of Collecting Art from Independent Artists
Collecting art from independent artists can be a wonderful and fulfilling experience. Not only does it give you the opportunity to own a...
Big Changes Coming to the Shop!
Hello everyone! As an artist, I am constantly inspired by the world around me and driven to create something new and beautiful. I am...
The Evolution of the Clown: From Jester to Horror Movie Monster
The origins of the clown can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where they were often depicted as jesters or fools. These...
Comic Books are for Everyone
Comic books are often thought of as a medium exclusively for children, and emotionally immature adults. However, the truth is that they...
A Summary of the Evolution of Art Supplies
The evolution of tools used to create visual art is a fascinating topic, as it showcases how technology and human ingenuity have...
Mindfulness: The Seed of Inspiration
I know from personal experience how easy it is for an artist to get caught up in the technicalities of our craft – the endless cycle of...
"Peaceful & Lush" by Leanore
I did this digital painting in Clip Studio Paint in the middle of 2021. I'd been making a bunch of brushes with odd textures and shapes...
10 Tips for Overcoming Creative Blocks & Finding Inspiration
If you're an artist, it's natural to experience creative blocks from time to time. Maybe you've been working on a project for weeks and...
5 Things I think All Artists Should be Doing
Hey there, artists! Whether you're just starting out or you've been at it for a while, it can be tough to stay motivated and focused on...
Unlock Your Creative Potential with References
As a professional artist with about 15 years of experience in the creative industry, I can say with confidence that references are an...
"Phoenix in Flight" by Leanore
I painted this Artwork using in Photoshop CS3 in 2017. It started as an exercise in restricted color palettes and ended up being one of...
"Azure Stare" by Leanore
This artwork was created in 2021 using watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils on some unspectacular watercolor paper. There's a funny...
Proof @ScottHolyk doesn't take Rejection Well.
Over a week ago now, it was brought to my attention (by coming across my Twitter feed because he was tagging someone I follow over and...
"Practice Makes Purrfect" by Leanore
I worked with the concept of "The Witch's Familiar" based on "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and kept it loose and painterly! I created this...
Yes, Elon Musk owns Twitter.
I don't actually have a heck of a lot to say about it. I just figured since literally every other media outlet, blog, content creator,...
The Minerva Project is Going Strong!
I know I sort of took a slight detour to get the ArtBook wrapped up and published, but that doesn't mean that Minerva has ever touched...
I Finally Published an Art Book!
I finally did the thing I've been trying to do for the past 10 years. Actually, it may have been more than that. I honestly lost count....
Time for Another #RVUAA!
That's right, boys & girls, it's time for another Red Valkyrie Underground Art Auction! Not shockingly, I will be attending the 3pm to...
Acrylic Paint: What's it Made Of?
Acrylic paint is one of the most versatile art mediums you can use. Thanks to its durable and water-resistant properties, acrylic paint...
Working as an Artist: Tips & Advice
The art world is not an easy one to navigate these days. With a global audience and constant access to information, it’s no surprise the...
Loab: A Ghost in the AI Art Machine?
A string of tweets penned by artist and musician supercomposite has recently gone viral due to their fascinating and unnerving nature....
Robert Pattinson to Host Sotheby's Art Auction
Sotheby’s is hosting an auction in New York City, and actor Robert Pattinson is serving as a curator. Swizz Beatz (a record producer who...
Fall & Halloween Items are Here!
It's September, which means I've started adding all the fun items to the shop that I've been holding onto until Fall! That means seasonal...
Acrylic Paint: Durable, Versatile, & Easy to Use!
What is Acrylic Paint? Acrylic paint is a type of water-based paint that is typically made of synthetic or natural polymers. The polymers...
The Art World: What's Hot and What's Not?
The art world is constantly changing and evolving. New trends come and go, and the art market is always on the lookout for what’s hot in...
Sometimes, I stare at the Moon.
She sits up there alone and cold The Sun's reflection allowing us to behold Her silver face's features too beautiful to discern We're she...
Pablo Picasso: The Accused Art Thief!?
Let me tell you a Story... Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad...
Print on Demand Comic Book Publishing for Indie Comic Creators
In the world of independent comics, print on demand is a fantastic alternative to the traditional printing and fulfillment process. POD...
The Duality of Clowns
The history of clowns is filled with contradictions and duality. On one hand, they are funny and entertaining and on the other, they can...
6 Alternatives to Photoshop and Clip Studio
‍Let's try to save everyone some Money, shall we? If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to fanciful art programs like Adobe...
"Starglow Cityscape": New Art Drop!
I've been playing around with different colors, gradients, textures, techniques, brushes, filters, and basically everything that my tools...
Get on Minerva's List!
I am actually at a point in the Minerva project where I feel comfortable promoting it and posting updates for her first comic...
My Plans for Minerva
I'm obviously working on a solo book that will give everyone a good idea of the sort of fun and delightfully devilish hijinks that you...
Original Minerva Concept Sketch Now Available!
You can now get yourself an 8x10" enhanced matte art print of the sketch that started it all from the Web Store! This ballpoint pen...
Telling the story of Minerva's First Book in GIFs
Come back to this post after the book releases and I can almost guarantee you'll audibly laugh. LOL For now, it suits as a fun...
Minerva is Coming
This project is one that has completely overtaken all of my creative instincts. I did a ballpoint pen sketch one day and ended up with a...
My First Online Art Auction! #RVUAA
On July 9th, I'll be auctioning off some of my original artwork in the first online art auction. Here's what I'll be putting up for bidding!
Tips for Avoiding Creative Burn Out
Tips and tricks on how to keep yourself feeling passionate and energized when it comes to working on your creative projects. Working as a...
We've Expanded the Shipping Area
In addition to having to make sure that shipping charges are applied accurately to the correct items, I also have the sole responsibility...
The Shop is Going Strong
Things with the digital storefront are going pretty well, all things considered! I've been adjusting the pricing margins and adding...
First guest column~!
As a duly appointed representative of the city, county and state of Cringe, I am hereby ordering you to gaze it wild wonder at the first...
Postcard Prints are Here!
I'm making a push to get my artwork into as many hands as possible. The best way to do that? Make it super affordable! That's why I'm...
Watch me Paint a Hot Redhead!
My return features me painting a hot read-head giving us "Summer Vibes" with a fruity drink and a pair of rose-tinted sunglasses.
#ArtForSale: The ArtLife Web Store is Open!
31/05/2022 is now the home of it's very own Web Store! Shop Art, Stickers, Fashion & More!
Taking a Breath
I felt like sharing a bit about how important it is to take breaks to prevent burn out. I did so while taking a break. Lol
ARTiculate with Me: June 3rd
The first video is in the can and scheduled to premiere in the afternoon on the First Friday of June. (Did that Rhyme?)
YouTube Channel ReLaunch Update!
You've seen me mention it, but when is the Youtube Channel Relaunch happening? I've got some exciting news about my YouTube Channel! It's...
I've been Busy Making Art & Content!
I want to make sure that I'm keeping everyone updated on my progress with art and content creation!
Vague Sort-Of Almost Announcement Post
I'm about to make some pretty dramatic changes to the way that my streams and videos will look going forward. I wouldn't call it a total...
What Joseph Linsner Means to Me
I hope you're ready for a gushing fan girl post, because that's what this is going to be. I have such a deep and longstanding respect and...
Hey You! Guess What!?
Ko-Fi Membership Tiers are Here! As you may have noticed, by now, I have recently made the update to Membership Tiers over on my Ko-fi...
I Love My Watercolor Sketchbook
A short tale about making smarter paper choices for my art.
Don't Kill my "Vibe": 3 Simple habits for happier days
I've been trying to live life a little more "mellow" lately. It's been a little bit difficult but not impossible.
I've made WAY too many GIFs...
I'm not sure if I'm exaggerating or not actually. I just thought it would be fun to throw some of my favorite custom GIFs that I've made...
Get Twitchy with It!
Don't forget to follow me over on Twitch! I try my best to stream twice a week. Usually, it's an art and bullshit stream but I do...
A Funny story about basic analytics
I figured I'd give a summed up version of this story a little jotting down. It could prove to be educational for some folks. There are...
J. Scott Campbell Appreciation Post!
I found this post, barely started, in the drafts and decided to open it up to finish and post it. What made me laugh out loud is that the...
Website Updates!
Here's a breakdown of the recent updates and improvements that Leanore has made to the site.
My First Art-Print Giveaway!
Hey, Hi, Howdy, and Hello! You didn't read that title incorrectly, I'm hosting a giveaway on my OfficialArtLife Twitter account! What you...
This is a test post...
The best part about this is that I will likely never go back and delete it. If you're reading this... Comment "wahooo!" On a post on my...
Wow... Where do I start?
I am literally just rambling before bed. Post written on my phone. Because I am terrible. Lol
TILT Issue 1: an #Indiecomic Fulfilling & Still in Demand!
TILT is an indie, crowdfunded, comic that is written and developed by Doc Hog. It's an action tale surrounding the character Jennifer Polar.
It's been a while...
I haven't posted and updated blog post in 8 months.
I started a #Podcast!
Get Lost with Leanore is a podcast where Leanore talks about art, comics, movies, shows, and everything that goes along with it!
It has been 6 years & this is STILL my most viewed #video on #Youtube!
Even after being on Youtube for over 6 years, this is still my most viewed video on my channel.
If you Don't like it, Move Along: thoughts on Art Censorship & Rebooting Existing I.P.
My video didn't elaborate much, so I decided to write an article thing about my feelings on art censorship and related topics.
Fresh Youtube content! : I'm making #Art #Videos Again!
Updates on New Video Content and where to view the Art Life Goodness!
Beautiful Monsters are Here!
Beautiful Monsters is a themed art collection by indie artist, Leanore. Featuring unique faces created in traditional watercolor.
It's OK to not be OK.
Have you ever felt less than great? What about hopeless? Do you ever feel like no one cares about what you're feeling or going through?...
I Have to Try Harder.
I am going to have to really push myself to get my shit together & make you guys proud. Here's my situation, and my plans moving forward.
What the Fuck is "Spook Hole"?
Greetings! I'm very excited to announce that I will begin promoting my upcoming web series that I have titled "Spook Hole." This series...
May is gonna be my "Comeback" Month!
I haven't really "gone" anywhere, so that probably sounds really fucking strange for me to be all "I'm making a comeback!" However, it...
I hate Speaking, here's why
I thoroughly and intensely HATE the act of speaking in a conversational manner. The literal act of talking, or being spoken to, drives me...
My #Bisexual Identity Crisis
This is a really strange post for me to write. I don't have the dramatic sob story that typically comes with posts and personal stories...
Heather Antos didn't Troll my Discord Server: But someone did
On March 26th, someone impersonating Heather Antos joined my discord server and posted this: Sure, the post is kinda shitty... but it...
Why #ComicBook Lovers should be reading Alterna Comics
If you're already a comic book lover, or if you're just interested in checking out the medium... Alterna Comics is a MUST HAVE publisher...
Twitter Made me into a Chump
About 6 days ago, someone who I'm not going to give any direct attention to decided that they were suddenly the authority on "good art"...
#MondayMorning: Why do you Forsake Me?
Mondays, for me, are more difficult than most days. At least, usually. This has a lot to do with the fact that I have a day-job at the...
Done with #Patreon? Try #KoFi!
It isn't a secret that Patreon and it's users have been dealing with some issues lately. Either they've been closing down creator...
#HappyHalloween 2018
I'm writing this post in more of an obligatory fashion than anything else at this point. I don't have any plans to put effort into...
Dealing with the #AustinWaterCrisis: a Rant
I've been getting pretty frustrated with the current situation regarding readily available clean water in my hometown and current town of...
#Inktober is kicking my ass
I have utilized the hashtag at random during previous years, but this is the first year I have attempted to keep up with each and every...
Why I haven't finished my #ComicsGate "Article"
You might not even know what article I'm talking about. I spoke about it briefly on Twitter among a few mutuals. The idea being that I...
#CaptainMarvel Character Origins
The trailer for the Highly anticipated Captain Marvel feature film was released today and the internet has exploded. I have embedded the...
I'm sick, So I'm whiny
I'm sick. Sick enough to miss work and I'm actually pretty emotional about it. I currently feel like everyone hates me, and that I am...
New Self Portrait: I impressed myself
I know I was just talking about artists being hard on themselves, and how I'm struggling with my own style and blah blah blah... HOWEVER,...
Art Styles: My Internal Struggle
If you follow me on almost any social media outlet you are probably already pretty aware of my struggle with finding "my style". This...
Discovering Hope: A Short Story
She leaned her body hard against the wall behind her. Her body shook as bitter tears burned through her eyes and poured down her cheeks....
Half-Cocked but Back in Action!
First, I need to start off by thanking EVERYONE who showed me support and encouragement when my digital art tabled stopped working....
The Broken Tablet: My Tale of Woe
If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I lost my tablet to the creativity gods yesterday. It was a pretty devastating blow,...
Art & Site Updates for July
I realized it had been awhile since I had actually posted a worthwhile update on here. Obviously leading to the creation of the post...
Having a Bad Mental Health Day
It happens to the best of us. A day creeps up on you that's worse than any before it that comes to recent memory. I am currently having...
Create your Own Custom Font without Special Software
I bet you've already sifted through an obscene number of articles detailing to you how to use Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to create...
Why You Need to Make your Own Custom Fonts
As an artist that would someday like to develop and work on a successful comic of some sort, fonts are something that are frequently on...
#drawthisinyourstyle YoshiSquared's Demon Psychic
I was scrolling through the hashtag #drawthisinyourstyle on Twitter and I came across something by an artist I was already following,...
The Website is ALIVE
After toiling with it for about 2 weeks I felt confident enough to drop the funds on upgrading and launching the website. If you're...
I hate Mornings...
“People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine.” ― Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall Every single time...
Insomnia: Part One
Why am I naming this post ''Part One"? I get random bouts of imsomnia pretty often. So often that I am predicting more of these posts....
I'm a professional Amateur.
There is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that has always really resonated with me. Every Artist was First an Amateur. I strongly believe...
My first Blog Confession
I have decided to write my first blog confession. I'm finally in a place where I feel mentally prepared to make these sort of posts. I...
The Wheels on the Bus.
I am an active user of my local public transit system. Meaning if I am going somewhere by myself, I'm likely to be on a bus. No, I'm not...
Does anyone still Use DeviantArt?
DeviantArt was the site that every single teen with a remote interest in art or visual aesthetics was obsessed with when I was younger....
Finding Myself with a Website...
I have no clue how many, if any, of your will recall that I've had some sort of website to fiddle with since I was 13 years old. Well,...
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