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Kelly McKernan

Kelly McKernan

Kelly McKernan regularly serves me joy with her beautiful illustrations of magical ladies.

Plus – Daniel Smith watercolours!

I”ve been following her for awhile and can’t believe I haven’t featured her on the blog yet!

WHAT have I been doing with myself?

I’m a big fan of portraits and Kelly renders beautiful faces – and stunning hair.

See for yourself:

Kelly Gallery of Awesome



Video Gallery and Techniques Info

Kelly has a YouTube channel where she features time lapse painting videos and has a few how to demos.

I was particularly partial to this one as she showed how she stretches watercolour paper onto stretcher bars.


Apparently Kelly has updated her process and now she mounts watercolours onto cradled wooden panels.

You can own a copy of Kelly’s tutorial and processes via digital download on Gumroad.

Check out all of Kelly’s products on Storenvy or get acquainted with Kelly through this Every Day Art Original interview.

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Shardula, MALL is an illustrator or from the Phillipines creating whimsical characters and images filled with magical possibility. Today’s Feature Friday Artist.

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Veronica the “Going for it Girl” Part IV Last episode – I promise!! Hahaha – I had a good time though, V’s a peach. Check out her new resin toys here. So today we talked about: Kickstarter spreadsheets art markets & studio tours website shenanigans and html There’s a video too for those more interested […]

V, the “Going for it Girl” Part III Today V and I talk about: Patreon POD – print on demand changes to Zazzle Emily McDowell & the resistance to art licensing There’s also a video if you’re more inclined that way – it’s on the YouTube channel. For those interested: Part I – Sherlock / […]

The “Going for it Girl” Hey guys, V is back and I’ve finally finished editing and uploading the rest of the interview. It’ll post over the next few weeks. In this episode we talk about: Getting a job and how it’s not a fail How talking to Jim Henson helped get over the job thing […]

Welcome! Today we touch base with Veronica Guzzardi – our “going for it” girl. 2014 saw V jump off the cliff and take on the full time artist’s life as an illustrator and merch artist, making her living from POD. We check in to see what went on in 2014. 91 Illustrations on the Wall… […]