Leysan Shayakbirova

Leysan Shayakbirova. Based in .

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About Leysan Shayakbirova

Hi, everyone! My name is Leysan and I am an illustrator and surface designer. I'm happy to be a little part of this amazing community, it gives me everyday inspiration and possibility to meet creative and awesome people.

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frau brandt on Feb 24 2018
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Thank you so much for the like on "Cell Love", Leysan. It is always motivating.

Susan Moyal on Feb 21 2017
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Hi Leysan thank you very much!! You made my day:)

Susan Moyal on Apr 13 2016
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Hi Leysan thank you very much for the like! :)

Michelee Scott on Jan 31 2016
Michelee Scott
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Thank you for the likes on my work! Very much appreciated!

Connie Cermak on Jan 22 2016
Connie Cermak
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Thank you for such a thoughtful message Leysan! I really appreciate it.

Lisa Muhs on Jan 14 2016
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Thanx Leysan for ur sweet comment-blessings!!

Sarah Luna on Jan 08 2016
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Thanks for your like, Leysan! I really appreciate your support and encouragement. All the best in the challenge! :)

Tatiana Nogueiras on Dec 25 2015
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Thanks a lot for the like Leysan!!

Tracy Ann on Dec 22 2015
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Leysan, thank you for your like, how kind of you. :)

frau brandt on Dec 21 2015
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It is encouraging to get a like. Thank you, Leysan. I like your sensitive use of color. Happy Holidays!

Sarah Luna on Dec 20 2015
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Thank you for your likes, Leysan! I really appreciate your whimsical style - makes me smile! Good luck in the challenge ... :)

Bethania Lima on Dec 19 2015
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Thank you for all the likes, Leysan! Good luck with your entries too and Happy Holidays!!

Prittybird on Dec 10 2015
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thanks for the comment about my feather! good luck!

Margaret Williams on Nov 25 2015
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Thank you Leysan! What a beautiful name! Good luck to you as well! I wanted to say that I truly love your apple, I am a lover of paint and I know how difficult it is to produce great work. This is a marvel! You have made it appear so effortless and wonderfully and artfully simplistic! I am hooked!

Carol Fazio on Nov 19 2015
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Leysan, you are so welcome, but you have to know that I totally envy the illustrators like you who make drawing look so effortless! Keep up the beautiful work! xo, Carol

Teng Wang on Nov 17 2015
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Thanks a lot for your message Leysan! Wish you good luck and enjoy working on minted arts!

Monique Soranno on Nov 17 2015
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Hi Leysan, thank you for the "like" on my little coffee cup :)

Bethania Lima on Nov 17 2015
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And thank you for liking "Remarkable" as well!!!

Bethania Lima on Nov 17 2015
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Leysan, thank you for liking my recently submitted "Gather" submission! Best!

frances on Nov 16 2015
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Hi Leysan! Thank you so much for your likes. This is just so much fun and I wish you good luck in the challenge...

Shirley Lin Schneider on Nov 16 2015
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Hi Leysan! Thank you for your likes! Best of luck to you in the wedding challenge!

Nazia Hyder on Nov 08 2015
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Thank you for your prompt feedback on my Framed Harvest design, I really appreciate it :)

Cherry Tree on Nov 01 2015
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Hi, Leysan. Thank you for the like on my submission to the wedding challenge! I really appreciate it.

Printmuse on Sep 24 2015
Printmuse
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Your work deserves it ;) Good luck to you too!

Marga Miret on Sep 24 2015
Marga Miret
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Thanks for you like in my "Happiness". Good luck <3

Eva Marion on Sep 23 2015
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Thank you so much Leysan for liking my space critters :-)

Susan Moyal on Sep 22 2015
Susan Moyal
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Hi Leysan thank you very much for the like and super nice comment you made on my fabric design! Your comments are always so generous and thoughtful you really know how to make my day happier! Thank you:)

Christina Novak on Sep 22 2015
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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. They really make my day! I love creating art and it is so nice to have others respond to it the way it makes me feel!

Anabelle Roeser on Sep 18 2015
Anabelle Roeser
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Of course! Also, I absolutely love your watercolor world map. So pretty!

Christina Novak on Sep 09 2015
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Thank you so much! You are the sweetest!

Shannon on Sep 09 2015
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Thanks for the like Leysan! You have some beautiful work submitted :)

Me Amelia on Aug 26 2015
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Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my work. :)

Me Amelia on Aug 25 2015
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Thank you for the like on my submission, It is so appreciated. :)

Sarah Johnson on Aug 25 2015
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Thank you so much for the like & sweet comment on Summer's Rain. I appreciate it very much! Best of luck in the current challenges :)

Margaret Kelly on Aug 25 2015
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Thanks so much for your comment on my Zebra design! I love your work as well - especially "Explore the world" and appreciate the comment!

Cristy Vallee on Aug 21 2015
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Thank you, Leysan, for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time. I love your 'blue harmony' — the color palette and line work/texture is gorgeous.

Amy on Aug 20 2015

Hi Leysan! I discovered your Instagram post using the #WhatInspiresMe hashtag, and I'm hoping to include it in our upcoming Minted Fine Arts newsletter. Is this OK with you? If so, please email me at amy.schroeder@minted.com. Thanks! Amy Schroeder, Senior Content Manager, Minted

Avinash on Aug 20 2015
Avinash
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Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!Image trace is my new weapon.I am a self taught and this journey is difficult.Thanks for help.

Avinash on Aug 20 2015
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Thanks Leysan for your help! Will it not be a bit difficult to paint 38"*56" if I want to submit the scan to, say Minted+Domino Challenge.And it will be difficult to scan it too.How do you handle that?

Avinash on Aug 19 2015
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One question,How do I digitize a watercolor painting I painted on 5"*7" paper.Will it be big enough to be entered into a minted challenge?Please help.Comment on my profile!!

Jennifer Matlock on Aug 19 2015
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Wow...what a wonderful comment...thank you!

Kanika Mathur on Aug 19 2015
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Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my 'Forest' design from the Domino challenge. Really appreciate it! All the best to you!

LARAND on Aug 14 2015
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Leysan, thanks a lot much for your so lovely and nice comments!!! You are very kind:))! I like Blue harmony very much!

Me Amelia on Aug 13 2015
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Thank you for your lovely compliment. ;)

Tracy Ann on Aug 13 2015
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thank you Leysan. sweet art!

Cass Loh on Aug 12 2015
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Hi Leysan, thank you for your nice comment!

Faiths Designs on Aug 09 2015
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Leysan, thank you for your really nice comment.

aticnomar on Aug 08 2015
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Hi Leysan! Thank you very much for the help and comment. I appreciated it very much.

Thuy Do on Aug 08 2015
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Hi Leysan - thank you for your feedback on my "Preppy Sunday" design! I thought I would show both color variants because I think the design is well suited for both female and male as well! Best of luck Leysan :)

Shirley Lin Schneider on Aug 06 2015
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Hi Leysan, Thank you for your sweet comment on my stationery design! It totally reminds me of a watermelon now. :)

Aga Kobylinska on Aug 06 2015
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Hi Leysan. Thanks a lot for your nice comments under my designs. I really appreciate your support!

Amy Hall on Aug 02 2015
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Thank you for your input on my "Fit to be tied" design. I appreciate your input:-) I love "Blue Harmony". Best of luck!

Susan Moyal on Aug 01 2015
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Hi Leysan Thank you again for your really nice comment…it made my day!

raven erebus on Aug 01 2015
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Thank you for the comments on my suminagashi design! It's fun to make though also sort of monotonous depending on how many times you do it. :)

Ling Wang on Jul 30 2015
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Thank you for your comment and suggestion on my "Watercolor Butterflies" stationery! I got rid of that thin line of text on top and added a 0.1 stroke to the name since it was looking light after you pointed it out =)

Melissa Ponicsan on Jul 29 2015
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Thank you for your comments on my recently submitted stationery design! It's always so nice to get a 2nd opinion from another designer after you've been staring at your own piece for so long. I took your advice into consideration and decided to reduce the size of all my little triangles in hopes that this would balance out the design more. I'm in love with the amount of triangles on the piece, so I just couldn't bring myself to reduce the total number ;) But I do think the piece is now much more successful thanks to your critique. Your artwork is lovely, the world map especially caught my eye! Thanks again - Melissa

raven erebus on Jul 27 2015
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Thank you for the comments on my designs! I hope to see more of your art! I really like Blue harmony!

BTK-Delete on Jul 26 2015
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Good Morning Leysan, thank you for taking the time to enjoy my art and commenting. It is truly appreciated. I love the arts and as you can see photography is my thing. I strive to capture and make inspiring tales that entice the viewer to return again and again........ Your watercolor "Explore the World" is beautiful and well done!!! Enjoy

Susan Moyal on Jul 26 2015
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Hi Leysan Thank you very much for taking the time to take another look and for the great suggestion and nice comments! I too love the change ...now that I added the texture you suggested! Thank you again :) Your watercolors are beautiful!

Kate Ross on Jul 24 2015
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Hey Leysan- not sure if you remember, but thank you so much for the suggestion on my fabric design, Botanical Gardens. I totally took your advice and deleted the lines. They didn't add anything to the comp that was essential. Sometimes less is more. Thank you so much for the reminder and more importantly, thank you for the awesome sense of community you share.

Amber Barkley on Jul 24 2015
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Thanks, Leysan! Your wonderful comments made my day!! :)

Christina Novak on Jul 24 2015
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Thank you so much! I was wondering that exact thing!

Nazia Hyder on Jul 24 2015
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Thank you so much for your kind words Leysan & welcome to Minted :)

Surface Love on Jul 24 2015
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Leysan, thanks for your lovely comment on my 'roundel' print! Really appreciate the positive feedback :)

Ling Wang on Jul 24 2015
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Leysan, thank you so much for your sweet comment! That's how I feel about you and other designers who can do watercolors so beautifully =)

Mansi on Jul 24 2015
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Hi Leysan, Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Made my morning :)

Gwen Bedat on Jul 24 2015
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Leysan, thank you so much for your message, and your kind words for my Provence Patchwork submission. I wish you the best in the current challenges, your designs are lovely.

Christina Novak on Jul 21 2015
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Thank you so much for your helpful comment! You are exactly right!

Ekaterina Romanova on Jul 21 2015
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Hello Leysan! Thank you for liking my designs. Your lovely comment means a lot to me. Best of luck with the challenge!

Kelly Place on Jul 18 2015
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Thank you kindly, Leysan! Good luck with your art print entries!

LARAND on Jul 16 2015
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Leysan, thank you so much for your comments!! It is so encouraging! i am so sorry that I did not reply to you earlier.