Creative Works of Kelly f.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

End of 2012

Hello! It's been a while since I've uploaded, but I've been working on a lot! I ended up moving from Yokohama, Japan back to Houston, Texas (where I'm currently living) and stopped for 2 weeks in London on the way home. Before and after that time, I managed to gather my time to work on Christmas commissions and some inking exercises. Augie is the last painting I did in Japan and the rest have been drawn/ painted in the last 2 weeks I've been in America. I've been busy.

In other news, this might be my last post here. Please, please, PLEASE go to my Tumblr account and follow me here:

I WILL BE UPDATING MY TUMBLR OFTEN!!! I hope you all have brilliant New Year's parties and a beautiful and lovely 2013! Cheers!

Augie, Acrylic Painting, 22cm x 14cm

Betsy, Acrylic Painting, 5in x 7in

Angel, Acrylic Painting, 6in x 6in

Game Gurlz Miranda (Derrick Acosta) from Mega64, Digital, PSCS4

Rev and Blacky from The Howling, Digital, PSCS4

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Girl with a Gun

Finally spent some time this week and developed the sketch I uploaded months ago here. x. Since I am really passionate about going into the world of comics, I decided I would get the cliche, stereotypical image out of the way first: a hot girl with a gun. So I offer this up as my first attempt at digitally inking a background. It's not terrible, but it definitely needs work. I'm calling it a success for my first attempt, but I think I'm going to stick to ink and paper for the moment.

In other news, I am working on a final commission (unexpected) of another animal portrait I will be throwing up on here in a week (once I finish painting it). Afterwards, expect a lull as I will be moving internationally, visiting London for 2 weeks, and then trying to settle down into the chaos that is the Christmas season/ building up my life back in the States. :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Firefall Fest Garrett

Decided to play around with the brush settings in Photoshop and try inking digitally in a very different way than I've done it before. As a massive Mega64 fan, I decided to use Garrett's character from their Firefall Fest stream as inspiration for experimenting with digital inking. Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dog Portrait/ Leaving

I'm finishing up with Japan, spending 2 weeks in London and moving internationally back to the US. Things have been quiet on the blog, but I've still been working. Life has just been incredibly hectic with the move. I'm debating whether to call it quits on this blog and move to a tumblr as well. Blogspot seems like a very well and dead platform, but I've been trying to avoid tumblr just because of all the art theft that goes on around those parts. Speaking of art theft, I've had my share of that lately.

On to brighter topics. Here's an animal portrait I've just recently completely.
Client's original image:


This is my last animal portrait for a while due to the move and greener pastures. As you may/ may not have noticed... I've been directing my portfolio into a different direction. Come December, I'm grafting hard into the world of comics. This blog will either be exploding or a tumblr link may be coming your way. Who knows what the future holds?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Noel Fielding Sketches (again)

Experimenting with graphite and marker combined. I think it looks quite nice together for sketches. It's really easy for the graphite to get messy quickly though since I'm working so dark. Yes. Noel Fielding was the subject matter.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Batman Sketches

Today I polled if I should sketch more Noel Fielding or Batman and consensus was Batman! Coincidentally, Dark Knight Rises will be released at midnight tonight in Japan! Woohoo! I'm seeing it on the 1st (Lady's Day) as ticket prices are insane here. Very excited!

These were copied off of a sketch of Cinar's as well as Burnham's Batman Inc. cover.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Noel Fielding Gouache

Went for a jog after painting the last quick watercolor and felt like doing another portrait of Noel. His face is so hard to capture for me. It's always a fun challenge to paint him. This one's in gouache.

Noel Fielding Watercolor

Quick portrait of Noel Fielding in watercolor. Painted in my sketchbook earlier today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Elektra Sketches

Did some sketches from Greg Horne's covers of Elektra. Still dipping my toe into the pool of comics. I love how sexy Greg can make comic book women look.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hand Studies

Been working on some studies. Decided to start with hands and then move into heads. I also threw in some Daredevil sketches because who doesn't love Daredevil. You might recognize them as copies from Yellow. I'm a massive Tim Sale fan. I'm not however a fan of grey prismamarker brush pens. Not even good for sketching I'm afraid.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mitama Matsuri (Lantern Festival)

Over the 3 day weekend (thanks to Marine Day) I was able to travel up to Tokyo and explore Yasukuni Shrine for the first time. It's out near Akiba in the Chuo Ward so it took me quite a while to get up to the East side of Tokyo. The following photos were shot on my D40X.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Experimental Type 2

This is more fun this time in Photoshop with type. I hand drew all of the type in her hair. I was inspired by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' song Simple Game of Genius. I was lucky enough to see him perform at the Budokan in Tokyo a couple of months ago. :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Experimental Type 1

I've been playing around in Illustrator with type. I'm often inspired by music and the lyrics and I've been doodling stuff like this in my sketchbooks since high school. I've always wondered what these text with images collaborations would look like if I actually took the time to finish them. This is Fire by Kasabian.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Red Bubble Shirts

More t-shirt photos sent in from supporters who've purchased my shirts. Thanks so much guys for the support. It means the world to me and I really really appreciate it.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Paul Foot Portrait

My portrait of the wonderful Paul Foot. Corel Painter and a little Photoshop. About 9 hours? His comedy stylings can be found here:

Sunday, June 3, 2012


As most of you know, I'm a huge fan of music. I listen to it while I work on art, when I'm on public transportation, when I'm walking to and from places, etc. Music inspires me quite often. Recently, Noel Gallagher played at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo and I was able to go and see him perform. As a child, I loved Oasis so it really was a childhood dream fulfilled to see him play. This shirt is dedicated to him. "If I had a gun, I'd shoot a hole into the sun And love would burn this city down for you" -Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds


The shirt can be purchased on Red Bubble here:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Instagram Sketches

Oh hey. I got an instagram account. I'm honestly surprised my terrible AU android can handle it. Here are some doodles from this past month from my journal taken with instagram. My name on there is wastedwings. Follow me?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Skyrim Hoodie Pictures

Varg (who originally commissioned me) finally got his Skyrim hoodie in the mail. These are his photos. You can view his blog here:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bentley Portrait

It's been quite a while since I've done a small pet portrait. I actually haven't touched acrylics in over a year. So, this was quite refreshing to do something traditional once more. I learned how to buy canvas and paints for the first time living in Japan (as I brought my gouache with me from America). In Japan, they size the canvas according to the traditional French sizes. This is an S0 size canvas (7"x7"). 

This was done for a nice lady in Houston as a present for her daughter. If you would like to order a portrait of your pet, I do ship internationally (now that I live in Japan). 

Original photos:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mighty Boosh Portraits

As you may or may not have noticed by now, I've become quite obsessed with The Mighty Boosh. I've done several portraits of Noel Fielding, but I really wanted to do character portraits of Vince Noir and Howard Moon. Collectively done in Corel Painter and Photoshop and took around 15 hours. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sketches/ T-shirt Contest

Some stuff I've done in the past couple of days. I whipped up some quick t-shirt vectors for a contest held by the fashion blogger La Carmina. You can check out her blog here: She's pretty awesome!

I also did some sketches while I was at school. I was invited to watch the art class. Had to get some sketching in myself. Couldn't let the kids have all the fun.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Self Portrait

It's Golden Week in Japan and that means holidays for most. I decided that it was time that I overhaul my website and work on a new self portrait. My old self- portrait was from November 2009 so I was more than over-due for a new one. Corel Painter and Photoshop (the usual). I included 2 close-ups.