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Imagination by kelleybean86 Imagination by kelleybean86
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As a child, I loved reading fairy tales, especially the ones with beautiful princesses in them. Every single day you could find me at my little white desk, drawing princesses, fairies, unicorns, ballerinas, mermaids and swans. I'm still basically the same super girly girl, and I'd like to illustrate books that inspire children with stories of adventure, magic and romance. Hence the slightly Lisa Frank-esque imagination cloud above my head, with a princess smack in the center! (Also some bunnies, for good measure.)

The rest of the drawing is more or less accurate depiction of my desk area: the bulletin board with notes and old receipts on it, the photo of my parents taped to the wall, a mug filled with pens and pencils, the birch-colored IKEA drawers, papers lying on the floor, my terrible posture. I do not have gigantic picture frames on the wall, though - I threw those in for the contest theme. Also, I do not have a cat, I am allergic to them. There was just an empty space and I felt like drawing a cute cat.

EDIT: Sorry for the ugly watermarks. This image has been making its way around Facebook as a meme, cropped and with a quote about imagination on it. If you see it, be sure to ask the poster to link to this page.

My blog: kmcmorris.blogspot.com/2014/02…
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Bethany26 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
This is incredible!
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DianaIllustration Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  New Deviant Professional Writer
Hi Kelley, I found your image (with the cropped out watermark) on a blog post that is getting really popular, and I asked the writer to credit your work, but she deleted my comment. 

I thought that you might want to get in touch with her. I wanted to send you the link but DeviantArt thinks it's spam. Anyway, I think you'll find it easily on her website: carolinachavate . com

All the best,
Diana.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Diana - thanks for looking out for my work, I really appreciate it. I checked out the website and saw the blog post you were referring to. It's possible that she didn't crop out the watermark, but is using a previous, unwatermarked version I posted online when I was young and dumb. She does have my Deviantart handle listed, so that's something. I may still try to contact her and get her to add a link. Thanks again.
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DianaIllustration Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  New Deviant Professional Writer
Hi Kelley, 

No problem, you are very welcome. I just find it infuriating when people disregard our work like that, especially in this case... she was talking about quitting her day job to be a writer, and about getting paid for her work! Pretty ironic.

I contacted her twice: first I encouraged her to look for the author of the image because I was sure "Pinterest" was not it; and then, after seeing that she had deleted my first comment, I did a quick google search, found your name and wrote her again. She also deleted my second comment, but I'm glad to hear she added the credit.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, her email to me was very polite. Thanks again for looking out for my work!
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AppleSara Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Beautiful Work ! Power of Imagination.
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KO-MARii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I see this girl, and I see the same thing that I do when I draw <3 Imagine <3
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Junsei-san Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I love this!!
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Mysteryboy661 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey it's great and a lovely picture. If i quote you as the artist and post a link on my slide show may i use the picture for a presentation about writing stories? I would love too because it such a great picture and what i imaging but cant create myself. +fav 
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes that's fine. Thanks for asking!
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Mysteryboy661 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem. I think it is always nice if i ask before i use.
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CindyBender7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This is a very beautiful work.
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Jujujyoti Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is truly wonderful and inspiring. I am really sorry to hear that happened to you, it's how I came to see this piece. It's been a big fear of mine, so I'm going to be looking into watermarks asap. Thank you for sharing <3
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I love YOUR imagination!!!
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shannonclee Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
You are a brilliant artist Kelly, I love really capture human features wonderfully. Hand and faces are certainly a strength for you! Great works! 
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you!
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Dudiette Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
When I first saw your drawing, I was in a kind of a shock. It resembles me. Kind of.
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NekoMel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing your love and your graceful talent. :)
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eceballos0711 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Saw this posted on Facebook not credited. So I'm stopping by to say great work!!! 
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Shawn75 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing colours :D great drawing style and subject
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padruig Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   General Artist
some would say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but then they didn't work as an artist (or engineering or sciences or ...)

very nice piece, I saw it originally in its 'meme' form (followed the digital bread crumbs across the inter-tubes)
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Neesha Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I saw this image somewhere so I noticed the guys posting this about it and commented, put your name under it. Not that I appreciate anyone using images like this without even thinking about asking or looking for the source. Ugh.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch for pointing out that I made the drawing. I appreciate it!
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Neesha Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^
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petrifyer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
If people would have the same reaction like the cat does, life would be so much different. Seeing how marvelous a human creature is by it's own way of being creative. Such cognizance and beauty.

Nice job. ;)
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trish4397 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Guilty as charged as have just shared this picture (and a quote) to my FB page ... but I noticed the link to your original  so have also shared this on my page.  If you're interested at all, it's a small group where creativity and imagination are the only joining criteria :)  www.facebook.com/groups/little…
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing the link to the original! I'm happy that people like the drawing enough to share it on FB, I would just like a link back to this page.
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there. Noticed your picture on Facebook when I shared it. I know your pain...it has happened to me a handful of times with my fan art. Either way, this piece is wonderful and I shall give it the full credit it deserves with a fave.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah, fan art is especially susceptible to going viral all over the internet without attribution. It is a kind of compliment, though, in a way.
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed. It's probably the best way to look at it.
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SoulEchoe Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this floating around on facebook with both watermarks cropped. I commented a link to this page. I'm sorry people are going around doing whatever they want with your art without permission.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks SoulEchoe, I appreciate you linking back to my page. :) If only more people on the internet were as thoughtful!
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SoulEchoe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
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deenamyte Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is your best!!!
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MTJpub Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I really love this piece. Beautiful work!
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SneakyFridge Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
The Cat YES the cat is seeing it, soo good
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's always nice when someone notices that detail :)
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grozhero Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
<font><font class="">tremenda exprecion oooooo...</font></font>
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maironmatos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I love your slyle!
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
this is gorgeous.
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Imagination is definitely a beautiful gift. Nice work by the way. :)
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BLUEvsFIN Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how much detail you put into this, and how you made sure to add everything that would really be their. :clap:

I usually don't put all those little details because I like to focus on the animal or creature I'm drawing.

I mostly like to imagine and draw dragons. There's a whole folder of dragons in my gallery.
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RogueSmuggler Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Beautiful!
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kronos-kirbi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A lovely portrayal of the artist at work.
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Maajora Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
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coktarisna Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
great art!!!!
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SummerNightBliss Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   General Artist
This is really adorable!! :aww: I love it!
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electricTwilight Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Wonderful !
I love your drawing style and the way you have symbolized the story :)

How have you imagined yourself in this pose ? with a photo ?
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