Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 Sketchbook: News Update and WIP!

Because it is mere days until I hope to offer my new 2013 sketchbook (and due to the fact that I simply cannot wait!) I wanted to drop in a little sneak peek of a WIP painting I've been working on the last several days.

This piece entitled "Fisherman's Song" will be included in its black and white form in my forthcoming sketchbook. A color version (which you see above) will be included in a digital version of the sketchbook, which will include some bonus content, and will be available for download on Etsy. The plan is to offer the physical sketchbook, as well as a digital version which will include a few color paintings. The above painting will also serve as a promotional postcard, which I plan on sending to art directors, etc.

The above piece was created to be a part of a series of 4 new drawings that I created specifically for this personal project. I did them all over the course of The Lamp Post Guild's "Art of Personal Work" with Cory Godbey. I would strongly recommend you take this class if you're interested in building your portfolio, getting the attention of potential clients, or just interested in developing your voice as an artist in general. I cannot stress enough how beneficial this class was in my pursuit of illustration as a career, and I hope some of you will find it to be helpful as well!

Our Fall Class begins on Nov. 18th, 2013, and registration is open! You can sign up at

and you can find an article by Cory on the importance of personal work (and a discount code!) here:

Thanks for reading, and I will be posting more soon!



Seth Rosamilia said...

Love the turtle, and love the news! Where will the sketchbook be available for purchase?

Will Kelly said...

Hi Seth!

All the things I will have for sale (sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, cards) will all be available through Etsy! The shop hasn't opened yet, but should be in the next several days.

Seth Rosamilia said...

So, if one were, hypothetically speaking, searching Etsy for your store so that they might throw money at you and purchase the much-anticipated sketchbook, how would one go about doing that?

Will Kelly said...

Hi Seth!

In case you haven't seen the latest post yet: Behold!