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I am Kelly Leigh Miller! I am a freelance illustrator who spent my childhood in Louisville, Kentucky. I have a soft spot for bad movies, scifi/fantasy stories, playing the ukulele, coffee and dogs! If you have any inquiries, feel free to contact me!

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I posted this on Twitter yesterday night and realized that you can almost guess how I work by what is a finished sketch and what isn’t. I thought it was funny since I didn’t realize I had such a method of sketching until I was about to post the pic! Seems like I unintentionally start with heads and then move from left to right. I found it amusing! 
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I posted this on Twitter yesterday night and realized that you can almost guess how I work by what is a finished sketch and what isn’t. I thought it was funny since I didn’t realize I had such a method of sketching until I was about to post the pic! Seems like I unintentionally start with heads and then move from left to right. I found it amusing!

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When I’m not working on work or homework, I’m working on this Sailor Moon drawing!
Also I accidentally reblogged some art references and funny things on this art blog when I intended to put it on my personal one. I was using the Tumblr app and somehow didn’t catch that. Sorry guys! If you are interested in my personal tumblr though, it is just filled with some art references, reblogs from this blog, and things I find funny/adorable. Here it is: Personal Tumblr
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When I’m not working on work or homework, I’m working on this Sailor Moon drawing!

Also I accidentally reblogged some art references and funny things on this art blog when I intended to put it on my personal one. I was using the Tumblr app and somehow didn’t catch that. Sorry guys! If you are interested in my personal tumblr though, it is just filled with some art references, reblogs from this blog, and things I find funny/adorable. Here it is: Personal Tumblr

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Here is a little preview for the piece I created for Light Grey Art Lab’s show Animystics, which opens April 25, 2014! If you are in the area of Minneapolis, check it out! It will be an amazing show.
More info here: Animystics
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Here is a little preview for the piece I created for Light Grey Art Lab’s show Animystics, which opens April 25, 2014! If you are in the area of Minneapolis, check it out! It will be an amazing show.

More info here: Animystics

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Some sketches I created while re-watching old Doctor Who episodes.
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Some sketches I created while re-watching old Doctor Who episodes.

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Took a break from work and did a little Sailor Venus doodle! If only the Sailor Moon series could come sooner!
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Took a break from work and did a little Sailor Venus doodle! If only the Sailor Moon series could come sooner!

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The past few weeks have had a lot of fun news! I found out recently that this piece above was accepted into Spectrum 21! Before that, I was also accepted into Light Grey Art Lab's recent gallery show Animystics: Our Spirit Animals, Totems, and Familiars as well as two anthologies, keeping it nondescript since I don’t know how much info I can release about them yet. When it comes closer, I’ll be able to talk more about it. For now though, I’m just very excited!
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The past few weeks have had a lot of fun news! I found out recently that this piece above was accepted into Spectrum 21! Before that, I was also accepted into Light Grey Art Lab's recent gallery show Animystics: Our Spirit Animals, Totems, and Familiars as well as two anthologies, keeping it nondescript since I don’t know how much info I can release about them yet. When it comes closer, I’ll be able to talk more about it. For now though, I’m just very excited!

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A recent illustration I created for Her Mind Magazine’s March/ April 2014 issue about a pair of parents who, despite their years of hands off parenting, adopt a method of parenting that becomes very helicopter-like once their kids are applying for college. It’s a very comical story about how they realize what they are doing and how they try to go about fixing it.
You can read it here: HER MIND MAGAZINE
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A recent illustration I created for Her Mind Magazine’s March/ April 2014 issue about a pair of parents who, despite their years of hands off parenting, adopt a method of parenting that becomes very helicopter-like once their kids are applying for college. It’s a very comical story about how they realize what they are doing and how they try to go about fixing it.

You can read it here: HER MIND MAGAZINE

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Today’s Easy and Hard Challenge was the 70/30 Rule.  Watercolors and ink again! They’re my favorite to work in when it comes to traditional medium.
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Today’s Easy and Hard Challenge was the 70/30 Rule.  Watercolors and ink again! They’re my favorite to work in when it comes to traditional medium.

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I plan on going back and finishing the Easy and Hard Challenges that I missed before yesterday.  Last night, I finished this one. Made with watercolors and ink. Out of the Portrait/Action Pose, I chose portrait and created a portrait of Karen Gillan, since she is my favorite sci-fi lady.  Also at the end of the month, she is attending the same convention as I am so I get to finally meet her! I love Doctor Who and I’m super excited for Oculus and Guardians of the Galaxy!
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I plan on going back and finishing the Easy and Hard Challenges that I missed before yesterday.  Last night, I finished this one. Made with watercolors and ink. Out of the Portrait/Action Pose, I chose portrait and created a portrait of Karen Gillan, since she is my favorite sci-fi lady.  Also at the end of the month, she is attending the same convention as I am so I get to finally meet her! I love Doctor Who and I’m super excited for Oculus and Guardians of the Galaxy!

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I’m starting the Easy and Hard Challenge a bit later than I originally anticipated.  I wouldn’t necessarily call this hard, but more along the lines of not how I normally work.  I usually like to play with muted and saturated colors together so to have a whole palette be saturated was a bit different for me.
This was made with watercolor and ink.  I’m using the Easy and Hard Challenge to work with different types of compositions and color palettes rather than finished pieces.  I may go back and choose to finish the piece later though if I like it enough. My goal is to like all of them enough to go back and finish them!
For those interested in the challenge, it can be found here: Easy and Hard Challenge
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I’m starting the Easy and Hard Challenge a bit later than I originally anticipated.  I wouldn’t necessarily call this hard, but more along the lines of not how I normally work.  I usually like to play with muted and saturated colors together so to have a whole palette be saturated was a bit different for me.

This was made with watercolor and ink.  I’m using the Easy and Hard Challenge to work with different types of compositions and color palettes rather than finished pieces.  I may go back and choose to finish the piece later though if I like it enough. My goal is to like all of them enough to go back and finish them!

For those interested in the challenge, it can be found here: Easy and Hard Challenge

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