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Who’s behind this nonsense?

merchesico mercedes leon illustration web contactIt’s me. My name is Mercedes Leon and I am an illustrator. I was born in North Spain 29 years ago. I lived as a teenager in Barcelona (where I came up with the idea of being any kind of artist), then I spent six years in Madrid studying Fine Art at UCM. It was good fun, those years. I did lots of paintings and charcoal drawings, but that proved to be not enough. I came back to my parent’s home, in Asturias, and started doing things as an aspiring illustrator (christmas greetings, text books, invites). After a while I even got a job as Art Director / designer at a marketing agency. But still that wasn’t enough, so after six months there I applied to an MA in the much sought-after Camberwell College, in London. I moved to London in September 2011 with my boyfriend, and lived in a slum house during the course –where I started this blog. Since the Uni was not really demanding, I had a lot of time to look at the stats and publish lots of shit posts. When my course finished, I became self employed and started earning some money doing stuff for Creative Clerkenwell, Financial Times Publishing, Tigerprint, and small businesses. In August 2013 I moved up north, and now I’m living in Shipley, West Yorshire so I’ve changed the header from London Drawings to English Drawings. I’m working 9 to 5 for Tigerprint (who makes cards, gifts and wrap for M&S) (God knows how much I’ve longed for a proper nice job), and I keep doing other projects in my spare time.
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15 Comments leave one →
  1. scalesurfer permalink
    January 21, 2012 12:49 pm

    nice blog and work! keeep it up! ✦

  2. January 21, 2012 12:56 pm


  3. March 15, 2012 11:03 am

    Thanks for sharing you work 🙂 I thought you should have the Sunshine Award!

    • March 19, 2012 1:01 pm

      thanks to you for taking the time to look at it! it’s a big honour! I’m very happy 😀

  4. Kat permalink
    April 10, 2012 6:12 pm

    Love your style! thanks for sharing!

  5. April 28, 2012 7:56 pm

    You have such a distinctive illustrating style, very cool and fresh. I like it a lot.
    And thanks so much for all the likes, and for following me. I really appreciate it!

  6. June 15, 2012 9:03 pm

    love your drawings a lot!! thanks for following me 🙂

  7. June 29, 2012 1:20 am

    I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award as I really appreciate what you do …… you can read more about it here

    • June 29, 2012 12:10 pm

      Oh, thank you!!!! It makes me feel really proud… you have such a nice taste and lovely crafts! It’s a big honour 😀 hope to keep making you smile (that’s maybe the best and most rewarding appreciation)

  8. peter sutton permalink
    January 20, 2013 7:01 pm

    This is a great blog. I particularly love the maps.

    • January 22, 2013 7:25 pm

      Oh, thanks! And I’m so glad you liked the maps… I’ll try and make more of them (any suggestions welcome, and the weirder the merrier!)

  9. February 7, 2013 9:42 pm

    An absolutely beautiful blog, I’m so glad I dropped by but it made me late for work. Bugger. Cheers Sue

    • February 8, 2013 9:26 pm

      Oh Sue, I’m so glad it made you late 😀
      I’m loving a lot yours too, so it’s a pleasure to start knowing and following each other. A big honour.
      Cheers back!

  10. March 16, 2014 1:38 pm

    AAAAawsome! 🙂

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