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About Varied / Hobbyist TaraFemale/New Zealand Group :iconplanet-vaelidius: Planet-Vaelidius
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Mad Crunch by Lurking-Leanne Mad Crunch :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 63 16 GoD Crunch and Angel Ace by Lurking-Leanne GoD Crunch and Angel Ace :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 68 34 Pokemon - Lycanroc (Midnight) by Lurking-Leanne Pokemon - Lycanroc (Midnight) :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 65 9 Pride Troopers (crossover) by Lurking-Leanne Pride Troopers (crossover) :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 58 32 Reference - Cienna Aries (maid outfit) by Lurking-Leanne Reference - Cienna Aries (maid outfit) :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 16 3 Deadlocked Syndrome Page 76 by Lurking-Leanne Deadlocked Syndrome Page 76 :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 25 17 Commission -  Dark form Vermilleo by Lurking-Leanne Commission - Dark form Vermilleo :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 88 7 Commission - Amon and Coco by Lurking-Leanne Commission - Amon and Coco :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 198 6 Burgundy Sunrise by Lurking-Leanne Burgundy Sunrise :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 200 9 Pokemon Commish - Venusaur by Lurking-Leanne Pokemon Commish - Venusaur :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 142 9 Pokemon Commish - Incineroar by Lurking-Leanne Pokemon Commish - Incineroar :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 88 2 Commission - Kiyo and Kuyt nuzzles by Lurking-Leanne Commission - Kiyo and Kuyt nuzzles :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 60 8 Deadlocked Syndrome Page 75 by Lurking-Leanne Deadlocked Syndrome Page 75 :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 26 24 Reference - Tani Tiger by Lurking-Leanne Reference - Tani Tiger :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 89 11 Reference - Crunch Bandicoot by Lurking-Leanne Reference - Crunch Bandicoot :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 112 20 CRASH BASH Dream Roster by Lurking-Leanne CRASH BASH Dream Roster :iconlurking-leanne:Lurking-Leanne 140 30
If you notice some of my artwork is missing from here, then it's because I deleted it. But fear not - I have everything stored on my official website gallery here - www.lurking-leanne.com/artgall…

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TEEHEE by teheplz
Whoa, long time no see folks. I'm sorry it's taken this long for me to return here after saying I would be back 2 weeks ago :XD: truth is, things have been a little... crazy on my end. And I've been kinda unsure about how to settle down here again after such an absence. It feels awkward to come back again.

So this leaves me to announce that I have an original art account here at The-Verpardess:iconthe-verpardess: - from now on, this is where all non-fanart will be posted. Some of you already knew about this account anyways, but I thought I'd mention it here. I'll be using it to post little bits and pieces of my world building and character designs. There's nothing amazing in that account yet, just simple stuff and a few non-fanart commissions. But if you support me, my art and my own ideas, feel free to follow it ^^
I'll be keeping Lurking-Leanne for all the fanart stuff - Crash, Ratchet, Pokémon, you name it! Although there is one new franchise that has taken hold of me, which I'll get to in a sec...

Also, Deadlocked Syndrome (aka Ace of Hearts) is officially canceled. I'm sorry it had to come to this. I really didn't want to be added to the endless list of unfinished fancomics, but my heart just isn't in it anymore. I still love Ace, no doubt about it, but after nearly 8 years, I feel like I've done enough for my handsome alien friend. I've already written him a big story, produced hundreds of fanart, supporting Fan characters, many commissions... and even a small statue which cost me a fortune. But I have no regrets for what I've done for his character, and he'll forever be my favourite game character. No other Ratchet character matters as much as he does to me. This comic was just another story for Ace that I wanted to tell from an alternative perspective... but I didn't have the power in me at the end to finish it.
I do have the original plan on what happens in the comic and how it ends, maybe I'll release that someday... I'm not sure.

So, what's been happening all this time? Why did I drop off the face of the planet? Truth is, for the past year or two, I've been feeling artistically dead on the inside. I desperately tried to get back my fire through my determination to build up my original-verse, but it just wasn't enough. I was depressed and dead on the inside for so long. I'm still working on my world though, behind closed doors for the most part - so I haven't given up! It's just that I haven't truly been enjoying art as much as I should. I was feeling forced, and 'almost' uninspired to do anything. I just didn't enjoy art so much anymore.

But then... something happened. Several weeks ago, I finally got that fiery artistic power back. I feel alive again. I'm drawing like crazy, I haven't felt this kind of energy in bloody years. I'm not even exaggerating. However, things wont be the same from here on out... :oops: my interests have changed quite, drastically. So much that I don't feel comfortable posting the new art to this account. But don't worry, I haven't completely abandoned Crash, Ace, etc fanart. It just isn't my main interest anymore, but from time to time I'll post something here :D

Also, my website has shat itself and the gallery where ALL of my art was hosted, it gone. I'll need to build a new gallery sometime, but I honestly cant be bothered right now. I'll eventually bring it back though!
And my Patreon has changed - it's now located at www.patreon.com/TheVerpardess - if you wish to support my art (no matter what the content) then feel free to check it out ^^

And I guess that's all I need to report. In the meantime, I'll go upload a few new art pieces I've had laying around :p it's nothing amazing, but it's at least a little something...

TaraM

(So uhh, if any of you are Dragon Ball Super fans... let me know and I'll give you a link to my 'other' account... although you may be able to find it if you look hard enough XD)
  • Listening to: Data Rebel remixes
  • Watching: Spyro the Dragon speedruns
  • Eating: Apple & Cinnamon muffin
  • Drinking: Berry Gatorade

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Tara
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New Zealand
My Original Art Account: The-Verpardess

If you wish to support me and my art, here's my Patreon! www.patreon.com/TheVerpardess

Thanks for all the support! ^^

Stamp - Ace Appreciator by Lurking-Leanne Crunch Bandicoot Stamp by Rik-B Species stamp - Verpardi by Lurking-Leanne Jiren support stamp by Teira-Nova
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RandomoTheRandom2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
This is gonna come across really random, I know, but I've been following your work for a good 13 years and I can't thank you enough for inspiring me! What I see in your work is:

- What Crash would be like if Naughty Dog had kept the series

- Crunch written at his best

- Proof that a story driven Crash experience can work

- And so much colour and world expansion!

I know you've gone on to other things outside the Crash fandom but I would just like to say... thank you for giving us these brilliant experiences and here's to more success for you! :) 
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! I'm sorry for the late reply. I don't really log into this account anymore, but it's always nice to see comments like this ^^

But yeah I actually think I could do a much better job with Crunch's character nowadays. In fact, I was working on a reboot story of OB but it's been too difficult for me to get motivated to write it, since I've got new interests now ^^; I have been trying to work on some Crunch related stuff on the side, but since I only get 1 or 2 days per week to draw to myself... it's just too difficult.

Nonetheless, I'm still a fan of the Crash Bandicoot series, no doubt! :D
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Why did you unfriend me on Discord? :O_o: I don't recall saying anything rude.
I apologize if I did, though.
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no, I didn't remove you for that reason. I remove anybody who rarely talks or only says one or two words after a convocation. Why? Because I think that they're just not interested in talking to me, so why have them on my list for months or years at a time and barely say anything? ^^; it's nothing personal. But if you really did want to talk more, just lemme know. Cause I can't read minds heh :P
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to tell you about something, but now I can't remember what it was. :noes:
But no hard feelings :XD:
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DanielleSelenite110 Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy 'late' Birthday Have your cake and eat it too Have your cake and eat it too Party Have your cake and eat it too Have your cake and eat it too 
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TheGraphicAcademic Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Happy birthday cool lady! Here's to you! 
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Polarcartoons Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Happy birthday! I know it’s been years since I’ve last logged in here and said anything, but I haven’t forgot about your bday. I wanted to wish you a good one, thank you for the years of amazing art. Without you man, tbh idk if I’d be drawing today. You’ve inspired me and many others. I hope you know how great you are, and I hope things look up on your end.
Have an amazing day and treat yo self! ❤️❤️❤️🎂🎉🎊
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Polar, I didn't know you were still around here! :la: and I remember your birthday was always close to mine too so, Happy late Birthday to you as well :XD:
Nonetheless, I'm glad to see you're still around ^^ I hope you're still drawing a lot too! Heheh I guess a lot has changed for me - I've managed to gain a new art muse after all these years, hence my inactivity here on this account (aww XD) but I'm happy to know that though, it means a lot! I'm amazed to see how far your art has come too ^^ I hope you're doing well, hope to see ya around a bit more too!
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Polarcartoons Featured By Owner May 19, 2018
Aww thanks dude! Yeah I hardly use DA anymore but had to sign back in to wish you a good bday. I’m still doing art just haven’t posted here in a good time. Still debating if I’ll make a new account here, time will tell!
And as for you it’s great to hear your back in the groove! I’ll be sure to check out the account your more active on and give it a follow.
Great to hear from ya and glad you’re doing well!
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll watch you with my Verpardess account too anyways :XD: (I manage 3 accounts now)
And that's cool, I'm not really anywhere else since my art doesn't do well elsewhere xD but I'm into a whole new franchise now. It's totally changed me in the past 2 months.... :O
But yeah Im still alive and kicking, mostly finishing off commissions but pouring out art elsewhere. I'll try and do some new Crash stuff for this account when I finally get in the mood. I'm working full time at 2 jobs now, so admittedly it's been difficult to juggle so much, but I still keep going!
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Amaara-Jayn Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday to one of my long time fave artist!
:party::cake::party:
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks, that's nice to hear! :XD:
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Amaara-Jayn Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah you're welcome ^w^. I'm very happy that you replied to me!
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Happy Birthday, mate! Here is what the fox says: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToG-tz…
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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KendraTheShinyEevee Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday, Tara!  Did you know that you were born in the Year of the Snake?
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's interesting :XD: apparently my element is earth too (I think! XD) but yeah thanks!
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KishiTheDragoness95 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday :wave:
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eternal0paradox Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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kronosprincess Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :D :party: :party: :party: :cake: :iconballonsplz: :iconballonsplz:
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nekoDawnlight Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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oOmelazeeOo Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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TheEmpatheticCat Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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BloodRavens1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Happy b-day *gives you strawberry cake* I hope we can be friends or not (new watcher) here is video kittens purring motor (notmine) 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=P (Razz)FCtfH…   cat emperor by BloodRavens1  Wizard Cat by BloodRavens1  Cat sleeping on dude face by BloodRavens1
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