Leonie Tomlinson - La'Ebony
My name is Leonie Tomlinson, and I am a self-taught Artist/Graphic Designer from the UK, where I specialise in cartoony styled, Afro Art. My brand La'Ebony, was created to uplift black females all around the world, to allow black women to feel confident, creative and beautiful and have a product that represents them in a positive way.
My Artwork and product merchandise consists of Afro-licious, curvy and sassy illustrations of brown girls with big hair, showcased on various products such as mugs, canvasses, phone cases and much more!
Growing up, I did not have anything that represented me, as a little black girl with afro hair, but I always had a fascination with cartoons and began drawing from a young age. None of the iconic, cartoon characters I adored as a child looked like me or represented me in any way and so I wanted to create for this generation, what I didn't have in mine.
I was drawn to design for this Yoni Oracle Card Project, as the owner - Georgie - had a very moving, heart felt and inspirational story, as to why she began this entire project and I wanted to be a part of something where a strong woman is using her gifts and talents to help support other women. I also admired the fact that Georgie wanted to use more diverse images within her deck, to help reflect women from all cultures and backgrounds and I was delighted that she chose myself to help bring her ideas to life. I really enjoyed creating for this project and felt that Georgie helped me to see other sides to myself as an Artist, through her ideas.
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