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April 9, 2011
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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.

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Junsei-san Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I love this!!
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 
kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes that's fine. Thanks for asking!
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.
CindyBender7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This is a very beautiful work.
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
flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I love YOUR imagination!!!
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! 
kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you!
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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