Mr Leon Taylor - Artist

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Auckland, None, New Zealand
I am Mr Leon Taylor Artist/ Illustrator / Designer/ Character Animator / Musician . I work for myself as a freelance artist. I am open for commissions and collaborations, contact I post my creation process and experience here.!/mrleontaylor , ,

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Thursday, 25 April 2013

I Love music since my inception into the world 09/09/1980.

I Love music. I always have..

Ever since my first burgundy walkman with bright orange headphones. My first tape was Bon Jovi - Slippery when wet. My second tape was Michael Jackson - Bad . It was pretty big at the time and now everyone pretty much chooses "living on a prey" and "I'm bad" at Karaoke.

I have always been in to music, many genres. I can never get enough. Not saying I dont enjoy quiet nights. but I love adding a soundtrack to my life. I always submerge when I listen to music. I thrash a band sometimes for a month, I just can't stop listening. Other times I listen to an album and semi enjoy/disregard. But a year later revisit the same album and fall in love. Then there's the revisit an album you were obsessed with a decade or two later and still is radical.

I had always wanted to write music. I some times had a play on my Mums guitar, I used to enjoy playing "stand by me" , "smoke on the water" and "walk". All classic, first timer riffs. I didn't have the best co-ordination when it came to playing instruments. I was into sports like soccer, cricket , basketball rugby and rugby league. I enjoyed drawing and drama games too. But I never just picked up an instrument. They were very expensive in the mid 80s to mid 90s. Even entry level models of guitars were $400.

My Dad played guitar, but he mainly played in a covers band. Which was super cool. But I wanted to write the songs. I always saw it as a shame that my dad didn't have time to teach me. But it shows me that it was going to come out of me know matter what. I was always going to share music with my friends and family. But by the time I was writing music. The Internet was alive and kicking. Check out my many different styles of music here:

Neon gross-ness I can not stop looking at.

I grew up in the 1980s. Every year of it. One thing I remember the most is collecting cards. I collected TMNT live action and animated, Dick Tracey, Goonies, WWF and my favourite Garbage pail kids.

There was always something so appealing about these cards. They were also the only ones that came is a smaller pack.

This drawing I like to think has those "cool!" Closely followed by a " gross!" Feelings

I have made them with different palates to go for a feel. When I did a vote on instagram and facebook this is the order of which people voted as their favourite.