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The Third Kind of Magic by kelleybean86 The Third Kind of Magic :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 167 2 Origami Boy by kelleybean86 Origami Boy :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 149 6 Innocence by kelleybean86 Innocence :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 149 3 Meet the Artist by kelleybean86 Meet the Artist :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 45 7 Otherworldly Sight by kelleybean86 Otherworldly Sight :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 399 11 The Last Light of Autumn by kelleybean86 The Last Light of Autumn :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 297 12 Secrets by kelleybean86 Secrets :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 317 13 Portrait of Laura by kelleybean86 Portrait of Laura :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 187 10 Hamilton - Farmer Refuted by kelleybean86 Hamilton - Farmer Refuted :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 685 18 Mistborn by kelleybean86 Mistborn :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 302 28 The Moon Knight by kelleybean86 The Moon Knight :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 250 12 The Sun Knight by kelleybean86 The Sun Knight :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 286 11 Steppe Dragon Rider by kelleybean86 Steppe Dragon Rider :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 352 11 1001 Knights: Tomoe Gozen by kelleybean86 1001 Knights: Tomoe Gozen :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 214 15 Pure by kelleybean86 Pure :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 384 20 So You Say You Have No Budget for Art by kelleybean86 So You Say You Have No Budget for Art :iconkelleybean86:kelleybean86 193 115

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The Third Kind of Magic
This is the cover for "The Third Kind of Magic" by Elizabeth Forest. The story is about a 12-year-old girl who has to learn to control her magic and become a wise woman, or else be hunted down as a witch.

You can read about the process of creating this illustration at my blog:…

You can purchase the book here:…
Hey guys! I'm part of a collective art book called 1001 Knights. It's a beautiful, 3-volume, hardback, cloth-bound set containing ONE THOUSAND AND ONE DRAWINGS OF KNIGHTS from over 250 artists, as well as comics, poems and stories. I have two drawings in the books! The project is now on Kickstarter and is totally blowing up! Check it out, and please spend the word:


Kelley M
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I am a freelance illustrator from California. I graduated from Academy of Art University. When not drawing, I enjoy gnawing on sticks.

Twitter: @kelleymcmorris
Print shop:…
Etsy shop, where I sell pencil portraits:

My husband and I are working on a video game together - I'm doing the art for it, of course! You can check it out here:


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Zoemy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like really your works!!😉😉
pamlaisly232 Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
happy b-dayHave your cake and eat it too 
CercisC Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
Zachary-A-Valerian Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
Happy Birthday!
Gurdim Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
happy birthday :D
barneyjones123 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday
DLPP Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Great gallery.
kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
DLPP Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
You are welcome.
pamlaisly232 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
happy b-day!Have your cake and eat it too 
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