I'm Leah Lucci: designer, illustrator, wearer of purple, Dodge Neon connoisseur, and world-class bad singer. BE MY PAL.
I specialize in character, graphic design, illustration, portraits.
I'm working on a series of childhood stuffed animals versus child monsters (i.e. the safety of home vs the real world and its bullies). I haven't done the monsters yet, but here are the stuffed animals. I drew them from memory as opposed to referencing what Cheer Bear and Rainbow Brite's dog looked like. I looked after. I didn't get them quite right. That's OK; I think the wonkiness adds to the charm. These are drawn in reverse for a woodcut effect, then scanned and printed and gone over with gouache and watercolor.
May 2019 was a month that I focused on collaging my own handmade paper together to create illustrations. I also started trying out gouache, to mixed results. It's a skill I intend to learn!
Due to financial/logistical reasons, I can't do literal linocuts as often as I'd like, so I draw my illustrations in reverse, flip them digitally, have them printed, and then color them in by hand. The result is basically an "artist's print". I only make one of each. These were watercolor, but I've recently discovered gouache, so keep an eye out for future pieces that incorporate that.
Classic story: vampire guy and werewolf guy start a basketball team; a dog joins; a clown comes after him. It's your archetypal Air Bud Situation. If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times.
My current sketchbook is the lovingly titled "Blue Sketchbook." Feel free to enjoy its many, many pages, plus two bonus zoom-ins of favorite spreads! Let me know if you have any questions.
Some of these started out as illustrations of masks and developed bodies or other characteristics.
Here are some more from the masks series! They were so juicy and interesting to draw.
I spent a chunk of my New Years break rendering masks in ink and watercolor. I can't get over their shapes and the emotionality of them.
Oh men, launching their phallic-shaped objects into the world behind. TYPICAL.
You hear a whispered "hello" coming from your flowers.
Romping through the woods, I happened upon a faerie ring of Slenderman and his acolyte children. I stepped back slowly. I didn't want crunching branches to give me away.
This collage is entitled "The Final Voyage of the Bunny." I don't know who he is, or why it's called that, or why it feels so sad.
I like the notion of Poison Ivy from Batman being a sort of vengeful Mother Earth. I sometimes wish Mother Earth would give us the smackdown. We deserve it.
Have you ever felt like you were scratching at the surface of a breakthrough? I'm in the middle of what might be something major or might be nothing at all.
I've begun cutting apart my old sketchbooks and glueing them back together. The results of which are sometimes more interesting than the old drawings themselves. This saint is my favorite of my most recent bunch. She's the prettiest Christmas tree of all.
I'm trying a new subtractive technique to get black tones in my drawing, then watercoloring over top. It's sort of a printmaking approach. Sort of.
I used a reference from Flickr Commons to draw this. Rawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwr.
I'm trying some new techniques out. Not sure I like either of them, particularly, but one has to try occasionally.
The site's glitchy today -- so here are my 2 final Inktober pieces! ENJOY GUYS!
Here are more Inktober paintings! My sketchbook is getting crinkly when I turn the pages from all this ink. I love that sound. It echoes the sound of crunchy leaves outside. Ah, fall. HALLOWEEN FOREVER.
Here are 5 #Inktober paintings. I've been painting every single night and loving it. I think that my high school art teacher might have been right when he said doing a daily painting was key to his being an artist.
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