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Steppe Dragon Rider by kelleybean86
Steppe Dragon Rider
I created this illustration as part of the 1001 Knights project, a collective art anthology organized by Annie Stoll and Kevin Jay Stanton that features 1001 drawings of knights from over 250 artists. If you like knights, and fancy fancy artbooks, check out the Kickstarter!

You can read more about the process behind this illustration at my blog: kmcmorris.blogspot.com/2016/02…
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1001 Knights: Tomoe Gozen by kelleybean86
1001 Knights: Tomoe Gozen
"She was a warrior worth a thousand, ready to confront a demon or a god, mounted or on foot. She handled unbroken horses with superb skill; she rode unscathed down perilous descents. Whenever a battle was imminent, Yoshinaka sent her out as his first captain, equipped with strong armor, an oversized sword, and a mighty bow; and she performed more deeds of valor than any of his other warriors."

- The Tale of the Heike

Tomoe Gozen was a female samurai who lived during the 12th century. You can read more about the process behind this illustration, and it's personal significance to me, at my blog: kmcmorris.blogspot.com/2016/01…

 I created this painting for the 1001 Knights project - an incredible book containing one thousand and one drawings of knights by over 250 artists. One of the rewards for their Kickstarter includes a print of my Tomoe painting!
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Hey guys! I'm part of a collective art book called 1001 Knights. It's a beautiful, 3-volume, hardback, cloth-bound set containing ONE THOUSAND AND ONE DRAWINGS OF KNIGHTS from over 250 artists, as well as comics, poems and stories. I have two drawings in the books! The project is now on Kickstarter and is totally blowing up! Check it out, and please spend the word: bit.ly/1001Knights
Pure by kelleybean86
Pure
Personal work. You can read about the process behind this illustration at my blog: kmcmorris.blogspot.com/2016/01…

Please do not use this image without permission. You're free to post this on social media as long as you 1.) Do not alter the image in any way 2.) Link back to this page or my website: kmcmorris.com .
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So You Say You Have No Budget for Art by kelleybean86
So You Say You Have No Budget for Art

Ever been contacted by someone, asking you to work on their thing for free? Apply the Peppermint Monster Principle: either this person has money, but just doesn’t want to pay you. In that case, they don’t respect your time and effort. Or, they don’t have money to pay you, in which case they also don’t have money and resources to create the project they’re talking about.

Do not feel that you are missing out on any real opportunities by turning these people down. You can be certain that their project, whatever it is, is not going to happen. Because people who are unable or unwilling to invest in their own product, going around the internet asking complete strangers to work for free, is not how bestselling books and big hit tv shows are made.

EDIT: Of course, if you want to take on an unpaid, collaborative, mutually beneficial project with friends or other artists, that's totally fine. What I'm talking about here are total strangers asking for favors from artists.

EDIT: If this flowchart offends you, and you feel that people should care about your project regardless of whether or not you have money, I recommend reading these two articles: www.cracked.com/blog/6-harsh-t… and medium.com/life-learning/why-i…

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Hey guys! I'm part of a collective art book called 1001 Knights. It's a beautiful, 3-volume, hardback, cloth-bound set containing ONE THOUSAND AND ONE DRAWINGS OF KNIGHTS from over 250 artists, as well as comics, poems and stories. I have two drawings in the books! The project is now on Kickstarter and is totally blowing up! Check it out, and please spend the word: bit.ly/1001Knights

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kelleybean86
Kelley M
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I am a freelance illustrator from California. I graduated from Academy of Art University. When not drawing, I enjoy gnawing on sticks.

Website: kmcmorris.com
Blog: kmcmorris.blogspot.com
Tumblr: kmcmorris.tumblr.com
Twitter: @kelleymcmorris
Print shop: www.inprnt.com/gallery/kmcmorr…
Etsy shop, where I sell pencil portraits: www.etsy.com/shop/drawworm

My husband and I are working on a video game together - I'm doing the art for it, of course! You can check it out here: playcrea.com/
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ritam Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Awesome art! My deepest congrats :)
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Songundercover Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow Kelley, your gallery has me absolutely mesmerised (as you probably noticed because of the fav tsunami ^^ ) Cheers, please, please keep on making art :D
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Love your work! You have been featured at eastofelvendom.blogspot.com/20…
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Your gallery is great. My compliments.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
You're welcome.
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VagabondArts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work!
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