Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Show & Tell Part II

Couch cuddles! Another (this time, digital,) custom portrait order for the holidays.

(Original full version)

For those interested, this was done by scanning my sketch into the computer and doing all of my inking/coloring in Adobe Photoshop.

Show & Tell Part I

I had the pleasure of painting these two cuties for a custom order over the holidays. The colors are doing just a little funny in these photos, but they're close. Each 11x14 portrait was done with chalk pastels (which always ends up making me sneeze rainbows afterward...not on the artwork of course).

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Cuties

Here are some holiday smiles I've been working on recently. I can't post a lot of my current stuff, because it's secret Santa's elf type business. (But these two were given as early gifts, so we're in the clear).

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cheerful Greetings!!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is the sending and receiving of Christmas cards. Unfortunately I can't feasibly send a card to Everyone, so I'm posting it on here to wish all of you cheerful and happy holidays!

And look! My sweet friends have even posted some pictures of the cards I sent them this year! How fun is that?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Spirit!

I need to start liking fewer people...though, I AM single-handedly saving the postal merry wish at a time!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Birthday

"Your cake gets more dangerous every year."

(Happy Birthday card design)
©Kelsey C. Roy, 2011.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Project Sketches

The following are the first drafts of character sketches for the new project I'm working on with a local author. This will be the first of what we hope will be a fun new series for pre-K and elementary school audiences.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Weekly Practice

I've decided to start choosing an object or animal every week and do a page study of them.  So, here is week 1...

It has always been a habit of mine to sketch out scenes from imaginings and day dreams. I've attached here the latest of these sketches...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Andy & The Beats - Vote!!

Andy & The Beats, an inspiring, fun, and truly heartfelt, all-original musical needs your help! It is a show designed by and for kids with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. It has been my pleasure to be involved in this project and have the opportunity to design the "face" of the show as a member of the creative team.

It take less than a minute, so please give the show your vote. It deserves to be seen by a much larger audience!

Thank you all!

If you'd like to learn more about the show,  I'd be happy to answer any of your questions.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Caricatures #2

I work both from life as well as photographs. I only just started drawing caricatures within the last year or so, and it has been an absolute privilege to be invited to and work at numerous local events, festivals and even private parties. I always have a blast doing these and getting to know the people I'm drawing. (That being said, if you ever sit for me, I expect to be entertained, so please come with your best stories.)

Caricatures #1

For more information regarding caricatures or booking caricature gigs, please email me at I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Well hello there!

Welcome to Kelsey C Roy Illustrations where fun stories, childhood dreams, and run-on sentences are always encouraged!

I'll be writing more later as well as posting a ton of photos (once I find them that is. They seem to have run off with my weekend work ethic. Don't give me that look; we both know you're only reading this to avoid doing your own work), so please check back in, in a few days to see more!

Thank you!