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Leirix

Leirix

Meet illustrator from Singapore, Lesley Li aka Leirix

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a freelance illustrator from Singapore.

 

Describe the city you’re living in and what it’s like to live there.

Singapore is clean, neat and everything is well organised and managed. You feel safe here.

 

Singapore is clean, neat and everything is well organised and managed. You feel safe here.

 

What is the best and worst thing about living in your city?

Singaporeans are generally practical and diligent. 

It’s peaceful but not necessarily relaxing to live here. 

10/10 from me anyways.

 

Give us 3 words that describe what it’s like to be a creative in your city.

Rare, bizarre, unsustainable.

 

How did you start your career in art?

I built my portfolio over the years.

 

Were the people around you supportive of your decision on working as a creative?

Most of my friends are creatives themselves, my parents didn’t mind me being one.

 

I want to try my best on every piece I’m going to make; and learn to accept more themes and topics.

 

What are some goals and ambitions you have for your future work?

I want to try my best on every piece I’m going to make; and learn to accept more themes and topics.

 

If you could collaborate with any person in the world who would it be?

My mentor Stanley Artgerm Lau.

 

What are the biggest challenges you face in working as a creative?

Lack of drive to draw due to burnouts.

 

Cheerful and supportive.

 

How would you describe the women around you?

Cheerful and supportive.

 

Were there any local female creatives that you looked up to when you were growing up?

Yes, there were some. They inspired me when I was a teenager.

 

Work smart but also hard, you can do it.

 

Do you have any advice for other women who are aspiring to work in your field?

Work smart but also hard, you can do it.

 


What type of music do you like to listen to?

Instrumental/ classical

 

What’s your favorite local food spot?

CURRY HOUSE CoCo ICHIBANYA

 

eve liu asks: How does your cultural heritage/background/environment affect and in form your creativity?

Asian kids watch Anime growing up, so I draw in Anime-style.

 

Enid Din asks: Museums/Art spaces that are not that well known that you’d like to recommend?

Old shop streets and hawker centres are great for vintage inspirations.

 

What question would you like us to ask the next artist?

Do you agree that art is a form of virtue?

 

 

Photos courtesy of Leirix

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