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Hello and welcome to my art blog! I am a 22 year old female Communication Arts graduate who is currently obsessed with Botanical and scientific illustration, as well as surrealism and the peculiar.

email: KEMcreates@gmail.com


Anonymous asked: Hi :) , I was looking through some of your work and spotted the pressed pansy, I was just wondering how you did that? I love creating botanical drawings and would love to add some real flowers to my sketch book, do you use a specific technique? It would be great if you could help me :)


Answer:

Hi!  I just put my pansy in a couple sheets of paper and then tucked that on the inside cover of my heaviest book.  I stacked a few more heavy books on top, and changed the sheets of paper a couple days later.  Basically just do that until it is completely dry!!

Also, I’ve seen some pretty cool microwave methods for instant flower pressing!  I’ve never tried it but it’s worth checking out :)

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Anonymous asked: Hey Kelly, I attended the closing night of the Lyceum Experience art show and really liked your work, especially the hummingbird pieces. I was wondering how it might be possible to buy some prints. Please let me know! Thanks a lot. -Monica.


Answer:

Hi!  Thank you for your interest!!

Email me at KEMcreates@gmail.com and tell me which hummingbird print/prints you are interested and what size.  

Can offer the following prices:
8x8 prints for $8
4x4 prints for $4
6x6 Prints for $6
or 13x13 for $20 (the paper for that size is more expensive!)

Once you let me know what you are interested in (size/version), you can give me your shipping address and I will email you an invoice from from Paypal.  Once you pay for the prints, I will send them in the mail to you! 

Also, let me know if you want any of the print/prints signed!

Thanks again :)


all versions of this series can be seen here.

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"Nostalgia"  (2012)

Another oldie but goodie!
Photography (+ some photoshop used to draw all the little people).

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Hello everyone, I am alive!

Sorry I haven’t posted in ages…  I have been super busy applying to graduate school and getting ready for the art show in the picture above!

Great news - I got into graduate school and I had a lot of fun at the show!!  I am feeling really refreshed and ready to make more art now, so you can expect me to be back to my normal self and posting new art and more promos to raise extra cash for grad school soon (!!!)

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#personal  #life  #art  #grad school 
Contact me if you are interested in Pet Portraits!! C:KEMcreates@gmail.com

Contact me if you are interested in Pet Portraits!! C:
KEMcreates@gmail.com

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gabbass asked: Do you do any drawings of mermaids?


Answer:

I experimented with mermaids once in college…..

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I haven’t drawn much in the way of fantasy recently, but I have to admit mermaids are awesome (:

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My pansies are in the best mood

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Here is an old one! 
Happy Valentines Day, everyone!!  

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Beginning colored pencil sketch for illustration of Cetonia aurata, whose common name is “Green Rose Cafer.”  Really excited to make my first large, full color piece of the new year!  This bug is a brilliant, shiny green-gold.. it will be a really fun challenge!

17in x 14in illustration board

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Small Sunflower Painting
Ink, Watercolor, Gouache
7x10in, Hot Pressed Arches Watercolor Paper
Feb 8, 2014

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Some of my first illustrations for my $25 illustration promo.
All done in Ballpoint pen on 8.5x5.5in 110lb Cardstock paper

  1. Swallowtail Butterfly
  2. Spirula spirula
  3. Blue Jay

yayayay give me more things to draw!

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LIMITED TIME CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION OFFER - $25 ballpoint pen drawing of any bird, insect, flower OR fungi (not including fungal infections, gross), of your choice on 5.5in x 8.5in 110lb cardstock paper. Signed & dated by the artist (me!), + FREE SHIPPING!

First 10 customers guaranteed to be sent illustration by mail within 1 week of placing order. Place order by emailing me at KEMcreates@gmail.com with the following specifications for your custom drawing:

Paper Color (White or Cream)
Pen Color (Blue, Red OR Black)
Species Name (Of Bird, Insect, Flower OR Fungi)
Paper Orientation (Landscape or Portrait)
*Any option(s) can be requested as “surprise me!” for random order!

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Examples of ballpoint pen technique above – Thank you for following Kellycreates!!

More at:
KEMcreates.com
etsy.com/shop/KellyMcLeodArt
facebook.com/KellyMcLeodArt

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Art Nouveau headphones!  
Quick Adobe Illustrator doodle.

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