Kylie Leane lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with her delightful pet cat Aislinn Dreamer.
Between her stints writing at the local cafe, she spends time illustrating and drawing aliens.
She was raised with a love of old classic Science Fiction thanks to her Dad and acquired a bountiful creativity thanks to her resourceful Mum.
She started writing Chronicles of the Children, focusing on the adventures of Zinkx, Shanty and Sam, when she was just ten years of age, coming up with the idea in the back seat of the car on a long family drive. Despite being dyslexic she taught herself how to write and spell through her stories.
Currently she is twenty-four but believes that one is never too old to stop delving into the world of imagination and exploring the wonders therein.
Kylie was diagnosed with chronic pain and fatigue and now lives life day to day however she has always seen a great strength in the world of imagination and story-telling, and uses her weavings of tales and characters as a way to cope with her pain.
She wants to live her life encouraging others to use their gifts--that even though they might have their own limitations, through their imagination and their uniqueness everyone has a truly marvelous and incredible thing living within.
Over the past several months I’ve had the opportunity to illustrate a few children’s ebook covers! I really enjoyed these stories, and illustrating for this type of story was a really fun and new experience. The series is ongoing, so there will be more books in the future. It was such a delight to work with the author C. J. Milbrandt on these covers, she is fantastic!
If you have a moment to check it out you can read more about these stories here. From the author’s website about the books: “Ewan, Zane, and Ganix—three brothers who take sibling rivalry to new lengths as they race each other across their homeland.”
I’ve so had it — Working with money, different country currencies, it’s insanely stressful when you’re not sure if its worth it and you’re spending such large sums and you’re not at all good at maths XD
I just wish I ran this whole business myself and I could freak out on my own. I am buying from Australia, so why can’t I use Australian money! *groans*
I want to hide away in a hole. It was so nice to learn today more of my books had been sold, and then I come home and it’s all like —- noooooooo —— business.
More fun with colour! I thought these colours went really nicely with Skyeola, even though, funnily enough, the clothes are his summer court attire, the colours really reminded me of his character. Colours I’d picture with midnight, I donno why…
It is my mother’s birthday tomorrow so I am making her a card tonight. Since my parents upgraded our dead printer/scanner and put a new one into my house (whoooop) I am now able to use the magic of pencil and computer art due to easy access to a scanner.
Scribbled this and colored it. Was originally going to be me/mum/sister — from a wedding photo, then sister told me she had used the photo for a birthday gift so I…ah…cut her out XD
My mother and I are often mistaken for sisters. I look *very* similar to her. I am taller though. Bonus. My little sister is the delicate short one XD
Can you explain to me why everyone hates dubs so much? I know there's a lot of dubs that aren't very well done and lots people say the Japanese voice acting is better but if you're watching subbed it's not like you can understand it anyways. I personally kinda like dubs because its nice to not have to use 100% of my focus it's easier watch but That seems to be a fairly unheard of opinion. It just seems everyone hates on dubs and I just don't get why
I’ll admit it…this is a hipster thing. For the first 10 years I watched anime (the 1990s) subbed was usually the only option. When dubs existed they were almost invariably bad. So I got used to it being one way…now, watching dubbed anime just feels wrong…it feels phony to me. It’s hard to articulate, but I know it’s irrational because even Avatar seems like it should have subtitles even though it’s an American show.
So I recognize that this is irrational, but it’s not something that I think decreases my or other people’s happiness…so I shall remain firmly a lover of subtitled anime.
I have a hard time keeping up with reading the subtitles so I prefer dubs and I get so much hate for it. It sucks.
I can understand you, I also have trouble keeping up with subtitles, even though I love different languages — I’m dyslexic so you’re trying to do way to much at the same time, audio, and double visual, its kinda…hard…if you’re not well practiced at it — but you get so much hate, as if you’re not somehow a proper ‘anime lover’. I like it that these days on the blu-ray versions I collect, they have the choice of subbed and dubbed, so I can watch both versions quite happily without missing the story.
I am glad I’m not the only has trouble keeping up though :)
Yesss! Two! They’re utterly perfect for my living room! If you ever get around to doing Pikachu, they’ll fit the theme of my bedroom XD But seriously, you are incredibly talented in this area. I love the patterns and designs you do. When I get paid next I’ll get the shirt and wear it in my videos, I need more awesome shirts. You have an eye for the unique, adorable, and incredibly gorgeous in all your art. Don’t ever forget that what you do is beautiful, and it shines through! I can’t wait for them to arrive. SO excited!!