Who’s behind this nonsense?
It’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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