I’ll be launching ProjectTalyn/BadasseryWomen Patreon in a few days for all who are interested! Of course there will be some goodies for those that are keen to lend there support. There will be Sketches(some exculsive), Hi res Art, access to project talyn, StepbyStep process and PSD files. In the future more will come if the peps like it. 

But for now pop over and take a look at whats going to be happening if you like and show some support if you can. 


Featured artist #9 is the beauteous Kelley McMorris! Kelley is a freelance illustrator, originally based in California, but currently traveling the world. She creates book covers and illustrations for clients such as Scholastic, Disney Hyperion, Highlights and Cricket magazine. In her spare time she enjoys seeking out the best chai lattes in the land.

  • Ladies of Literature: Volume 2 Character: Margaret Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Favorite childhood book: “My favorite book was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. I like all stories about people being stranded on islands, relying on their own creativity and resourcefulness to survive. Blue Dolphins was my favorite because it was about a girl.”
  • Favorite work song: ”’Counting Stars’ by One Republic always makes me feel upbeat and energetic.”
  • Fictional character you feel on a spiritual level: “My fictional soul sister is Eowyn, because she struggles with loneliness and isolation, and she wants to do great and noteworthy things.”
  • What are you working on right now: “I’m working on a variety of freelance illustrations for books, Sunday school curriculum materials, and educational texts. One of my favorite projects at the moment includes a middle-grade series from Scholastic called Ranger in Time, which is about a time-traveling dog! I keep regular updates of my work at my blog,”

Will Margaret finally find the right balance between sense and sensibility? Back LADIES OF LITERATURE: VOLUME 2 Kickstarter ( and see!


I’m excited to announce I’ve added wooden frames to my art printshop, and I love about how they are turning out! I have secured the help of a woodworker who is using reclaimed wood to create these frames. My part of the creation is to hand stain and distress these pieces, essentially turning the frame into something weather worn, scratched, gouged, uneven and beautiful.

Using reclaimed wood is an important part of why I wanted to add these to my work. Not just because reclaimed and distressed wood has huge character, but because the environment is an important part of my art. I paint and draw many endangered or threatened species, and if I’m framing the work, I want it to have low negative environmental impact. It helps preserve the natural resource of our forests, reduces landfills, and reduces pollution from wood production.

Read more about how these are made on my blog here.
OR check out them on my art printshop here.


The LADIES OF LITERATURE: VOLUME 2 KICKSTARTER is now live!! Please spread the word, help us reach our goal, and make this book a reality!

Check us out! (Ha. Library humor.)

LADIES OF LITERATURE: VOLUME 2 is an illustration anthology dedicated to our favorite literary ladies! We asked 100+ artists to illustrate their favorite female authors and book characters and show us why they fell in love with them. The results span over genre and time period, showcasing a diverse array of powerful and complex women. Think of it as 100+ illustrated book recommendations!

Featuring the amazing work of Aatmaja Pandya | Abigail Malate | Aimee Fleck | Amanda Martin | Amanda Scurti | Amelia Chia | Aminder Dhaliwal | Andrea Poretta | Andy Lee | Angela Tong | Annie Stoll | Anoosha Syed | Aranda Dill | Arielle Jovellanos | Athina K. Poda | Ava Nguyen | Caitlin Ono | Captain Chants | Carey Pietsch | Caroline Dougherty | Charles Tan | Chie Y. Boyd | Chris Kindred | Ciel Bahena | Colleen Tighe | Courtney Godbey | Dana Guerrieri | Dana Wulfekotte | Daniel Shaffer | Deborah Hauber | Desiree Surjadi | Diana Huh | Ellen Wang | Ellie Yong | Emily Cheeseman | Emily Ho | Ena Kim | Enduro | Erin Lux | Fleur Sciortino | Fraeya Pinto | Glenn Harvey | Grace Chen | Grace Fong | Greg Wilson | Hannah Krieger | Janet Sung | Jenn Strickland | Jenny Xu | Jessica Kleinman | Julia Lipponen | Kara Argue | Karina McBeth | Katrina Richter | Katy Farina | Kaysha Siemens | Kelley McMorris | Kevin Jay Stanton | Kiernan Sjursen-Lien | Kristen Acampora | Kristen Davis | KJ Martinet | Kristin Kemper | Lana Chan | Lara Paulussen | Laura MacMahon | Lauren Degraaf | Lily Luo | Lily Pfaff | Liz Pulido | Lynn Nguyen | Magnus Atom | María Galán | Mariel Hester | Mark Ledgerwood | Marta Milczarek | Matt Rockefeller | Max Temescu | Michelle Hiraishi | Mildred Louis | Missy Pena | Molly Ostertag | Nic ter Horst | Nicole Xu | Nikkie Stinchcombe | Nilah Magruder | Odera Igbokwe | Olivia Aserr | Pablo Leon | Pam Wishbow | Penny Candy Studios | Rachel Smythe | Rafael Mayani | Ricardo Bessa | Rose Wong | Sai Nitivoranant | Sonia Liao | Sophie Blackhall-Cain | Stephanie Kao | Stephanie Stine | Susan Bin | Swati Addanki | Trung Le Nguyen | Vivian Ng | Xiao Li | Yssa Badiola | Zelly Thomas | Zofia Zabrzeska

Edited by Arielle Jovellanos & Janet Sung. Cover Typography by Paulina Ho

Come to Me - inspired by Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

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Matt Rockefeller | on Tumblr (USA)

Matt Rockefeller is a freelance illustrator and visual development artist who received his BFA in illustration with a concentration in animation at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he escaped the heat by delving into the worlds of comics, animation, and video games, and has found them a source of inspiration in his art. He specializes in creating images that communicate ideas, and he strives to be a storyteller in all aspects of his work. © All images courtesy of the artist

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