Creative Works of Kelly f.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I haven't drawn in an anime style for a long time now and I needed a break from doing animal portraits. So the past couple of nights have been devoted to this little drawing. Trying out a new coloring style in photoshop and really digging it. I'll be posting more animal portraits soon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Animal Portraits

Animal portraits are now available for sale. You can view some originals at TLC Animal Hospital. Prices as well as contact information are all listed below.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Costumes and Etsy

Let me preface this with saying that it's rare I post something crafty, but these bows came out looking so good, I just had to post it here. I recently made Halloween "costumes" for my two dogs. It was a mutual decision not to spend money on dog costumes from the store, so I decided to make these cute little bows for them that attach to their collars with elastic. My sister acquired some scraps of fabric from work and I already had the other materials. Here's the result:

Onto another topic, I've recently been featured on two journals of fellow etsy sellers. The first article is about having a Moulin Rouge inspired Halloween party and that can be found here:

The other article was specifically written about me. It is pretty informative and the first interview I've ever done. That can be found here:

Both articles are very well-written and are a good read! I'm honored to have been featured in both blogs. Please check them out!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dog Portrait

This is a portrait of one of my previous boss's dogs. She's a cute little chihuahua named Kyle. For those of you that don't know, when I was in high school, I used to work at a vet clinic. The first time I went to Japan (before I started college) I used the money I made there to fund half of the trip. My older sister still works there and asked me to paint a portrait of her boss's dog as a birthday present. I happened to have an unused 5" x 5" canvas lying around so I said, "Sure, Why not?" Here's the result of my little acrylic painting.

Here's a photo of the heads of the vet clinic w/ their animals. You can see Kyle in the picture for reference.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Greeting Cards pt. 3

This is another set of greeting cards. Started in watercolor and finished in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dream Release

This is my submission for the James and The Giant Peach Competition over on DeviantArt.

I want to tell you a little about this piece and myself. The idea and initial drawing for this piece came from an early sketch book I kept in 9th grade (I just finished university). I found the sketch and remembered that I drew it from a recurring dream I had at the time and decided (now that I was more capable of drawing) I should go ahead and turn this simple sketch into a finished piece of art.

So here it is along side the process of how I built this piece up.

Corel Painter 11 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Greeting Cards pt. 2


This is another set of greeting cards. Completed again in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Greeting Cards

{Inside: I love you}

{Inside: Blank}

These are some simple, graphic cards that I'm putting together for a greeting cards portfolio. As I keep working on these, they are probably going to be more refined and complicated. Just trying to get my feet doing some more simple ideas.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Storybook Patterns

Per suggestion from a fan of my work, I decided to recreate some of my favorite childhood stories in my own cutesy way. The original suggestion was specifically Disney, but I am a HUGE fan of Grimm's fairy tales and Aesop's fables, etc. so I decided to take a more traditional story approach.

Since I was doing a portfolio for Carter's, I wanted to include something of my own to throw in there, that isn't really in their style, but more of my own. I figured it would be a nice patterning addition.

So the stories that are represented here are Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella.

Make sure you check my twitter account at:
to see the Red Riding Hood pattern in effect.

These were done in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator CS4.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Boys Space Bodysuit

As part of my portfolio to Carter's, I wanted to do a series of clothing mock- ups, to show what my patterns would look like on clothing.

This was done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS4.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Girls Floral Dress

As part of my portfolio to Carter's, I wanted to do a series of clothing mock- ups, to show what my patterns would look like on clothing.

This was done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS4.

Boys Dinosaur Footed Pajamas

As part of my portfolio to Carter's, I wanted to do a series of clothing mock- ups, to show what my patterns would look like on clothing.

This was done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS4.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Carters Girls Patterns

Here are some girls patterns for my Carter's portfolio.

These are all done in Adobe InDesign CS4.

Carters Boys Patterns

Here are some boys patterns for my Carter's portfolio. My dad really helped me with the ideas of boy themes. He loved space as a kid.

These are all done in Adobe InDesign CS4.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Carters pt 3

Here's some more work for Carter's. They're an awesome company based in Atlanta, GA and I think I'd have a blast working there. This is the beginning of my portfolio to them. I'll keep posting work as soon as I finish it. I'll have some patterns, mock-ups, and some surprises to throw up on this blog soon. I definitely feel this set of characters is stronger than the last.

These were done in Adobe InDesign CS4.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Nightcrawler Pin-up

Doing a series of comic book stuff. Just wanted to get my hand back into it. I grew up with X-men and Nightcrawler is my favorite character. Thinking about doing a Gambit/Rogue piece and maybe some DC characters (so I'm not doing just Marvel or just DC). If you have any suggestions let me know in the comments.

The inking was done traditionally and coloring and touch- ups were done in Photoshop CS4.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Clearance Sale @ Etsy

Check out the items I have for sale in my new SALE section!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thesis Show

These are the photos from my senior show. You can see everything came together. The dress, the character portraits, etc. My environments and turn-arounds were in the book on the table along with my artist statement and business cards. The show went great and I saw a lot of old friends! This is my goodbye to Ringling.

Landscape Class Final

As part of the class final for my landscape painting class, we went out across the street from Marina Jack in Sarasota,FL and all worked on huge pieces of chip board in black ink. The class sat with our backs facing each other in a huge circle. It was the most fun I had had all year in the class. This is my piece of the assignment. It is duck-taped at the top because the boards was so cheap, it warped like crazy. I ended up taping it to hold it down. I had to toss this in the move back home.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Birthday Card (Dad)

This is a birthday I made for my dad today. Probably going into my portfolio for greeting card companies. Needs some touch-ups b/c I did it so quick, but I wanted to show you guys what I've been doing.

A little meaning behind this. My father is a Resident in Aerospace Medicine or RAM. It's always been his thing to collect throughout the years and he even uses it as part of his email. I thought it would be neat to incorporate a ram into the design. Last time I did a ram in scratchboard it was for my dad as well.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Colors! Round Dos

Here's 2 more drawings I did a week after the first ones. It's been almost a month since I've done these, but uploading them is annoying because I have to go through 2 conversions and then wait for the video to upload here on blogspot. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tattoo Commission

Here's some freelance work I recently completed for a tattoo design of a Foo (Fu) Dog. The mock-up on the right was taken under the Creative Commons License just to give my client a better idea of placement.

From Wiki:
Chinese guardian lions, called Fu (Foo) Lions, lions of Buddha, or sometimes stone lions (石獅, Pinyin: Shíshī) in Chinese art, are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China, which is believed to have powerful mythic protective powers that has traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, temples, emperors' tombs, government offices, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), until the end of the empire in 1911. Sometimes the female has her mouth closed, and the male open. This symbolizes the enunciation of the sacred word "om". However, Japanese adaptions state that the male is inhaling, representing life, while the female exhales, representing death.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Colors! Uploads

After trying to upload these multiple times, I finally installed a new program and lowered the quality of these vids. They were too large to upload for some reason. Will upload a lemur and a pirate chick later.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Etsy Account

I now have an etsy account with several of the pieces you have all seen on this blog and more for sale!

Please check it out and support my endevers! <3

Friday, April 30, 2010


Since thesis is over, I've had a little free time to mess around with the Nintendo DS homebrew program Colors! It is essentially a portable oekaki on your DS. Super cool needless to say, although I've been having some stylus jumping problems (which are apparent in the videos).

So I drew a barn owl (yay birds!) and one of my thesis characters today in about a half hour or so. Having a lot of fun messing with it. I wish it had a simple undo button though (especially due to the stylus jumps).

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

African Violets

Took care of some flowers for a couple months and drew a couple highly experimental pictures every couple weeks. These are on all different types of paper using all different types of media. WAS REALLY FUN!

Altered Landscape

To me, the idea of gas station perfectly represents how we manipulate and abuse the land around us. To me, it is the quintessential landmark of global warming and the idea of human greed. I painted this primarily in ink washes and added a little line-work in at the end.

This is the last assignment for my landscape painting class.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Photography Final

This is final portfolio for my photography class. The entire class had 2 1/2 weeks to get together an advertising campaign of sorts from start to finish. This includes the concept, finding models, purchasing items, and printing the 5-6 finished pieces. I chose to do a lifestyle campaign on lolita; primarily because I own quite a few dresses and I have little money in my bank account.

If you modeled for me and don't see yourself up here it isn't because the pictures were terrible or you were a bad model; it was because the images weren't creating a cohesive body of work. I have to say a HUGE thank you to Amanda, Aless, Lindsay, Vicki, Monica, and Alex for modeling for me. They put aside their busy schedules to help me pass my photo class. Thank you for saving my ass! <3

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thesis Revisions

Most of you at this point have noticed I am reworking all of my pieces for thesis by adding backgrounds, changing the modeling from cell shading to soft and then a combination of the two, etc. Here's some of the work I have finished. I will continuously update this post until I am finished will all 6 pieces.