Episode 55.2: Sandbox Interview - Artist & Illustrator Jackie Deleon
This episode the Masters dive deep with the amazingly talented and business savvy artist, Jackie Deleon. Jackie has managed to develop quite an extensive social following as well as a style draws attention to hundreds of thousands of fans. Listen as she lays out what it takes to keep the engine going, and what you can do to mimic her habits.
Jacquelin de Leon is an illustrator and comic artist currently located in Austin, TX. She grew up in San Jose, CA and graduated with a BFA in Illustration and entertainment design from Laguna College of Art and Design. Since graduating in 2015 she has become an illustration brand, self publishing multiple books and working full time to produce for her online shop and her youtube channel. Her work is vibrant and comes to life on the page (or screen) whether she is working with watercolors or digitally. She focuses on mood and emotion when working, and loves to interpret music in her illustrations. She also works with many issues like gender equality, racial diversity, and self esteem in her comics and stories. When not working on major projects, her favorite subjects are vivid and magical mermaids and tattooed punk girls with colored hair. Jackie's favorite things are strawberries, swimming, cats, lime hot cheetoes, bison, and the colors teal and leaf green.