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Big Changes Coming to the Shop!

January 17, 2023 at 8:15:04 PM

Hello everyone! As an artist, I am constantly inspired by the world around me and driven to create something new and beautiful. I am...

A Summary of the Evolution of Art Supplies

January 12, 2023 at 6:38:17 PM

The evolution of tools used to create visual art is a fascinating topic, as it showcases how technology and human ingenuity have...

5 Things I think All Artists Should be Doing

January 6, 2023 at 5:18:35 PM

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...

The Evolution of the Clown: From Jester to Horror Movie Monster

January 14, 2023 at 3:00:33 PM

The origins of the clown can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where they were often depicted as jesters or fools. These...

Mindfulness: The Seed of Inspiration

January 10, 2023 at 7:47:00 PM

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...

Unlock Your Creative Potential with References

January 4, 2023 at 7:58:40 PM

As a professional artist with about 15 years of experience in the creative industry, I can say with confidence that references are an...

Comic Books are for Everyone

January 13, 2023 at 3:02:01 PM

Comic books are often thought of as a medium exclusively for children, and emotionally immature adults. However, the truth is that they...

10 Tips for Overcoming Creative Blocks & Finding Inspiration

January 9, 2023 at 3:25:36 PM

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...

Proof @ScottHolyk doesn't take Rejection Well.

November 28, 2022 at 12:40:06 AM

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...

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...
"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...
"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...
"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...
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....
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....
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...
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...
"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...
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!
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?)
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...
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...
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...
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.
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!
Beautiful Monsters are Here!
Beautiful Monsters is a themed art collection by indie artist, Leanore. Featuring unique faces created in traditional watercolor.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
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...
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...
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