sketchbook - kelly abeln

sketchbook - kelly abeln

sketchbook - kelly abeln

sketchbook - kelly abeln

sketchbook - kelly abeln

sketchbook - kelly abeln

Series of 10 portraits of Miss America winners up on Rookie.

rookiemag:

There She Is, Miss America

Some of the women who’ve worn the crown.
By Kelly.

Series of 10 portraits of Miss America winners up on Rookie.

rookiemag:

There She Is, Miss America

Some of the women who’ve worn the crown.

By Kelly.

Illo for Rookie article about growing up in an abusive home by Ragini. 
rookiemag:

You Will Survive

If you’re growing up in an abusive home, please don’t lose hope. Words by Ragini, illustration by Kelly.

Illo for Rookie article about growing up in an abusive home by Ragini. 

rookiemag:

You Will Survive

If you’re growing up in an abusive home, please don’t lose hope. Words by Ragini, illustration by Kelly.

Margot Tenenbaum for a piece by Emma Straub for Rookie.
rookiemag:

The Normalcy Curse

No matter how hard I tried, I was too well-adjusted to ever be cool.
Words by Emma S., illustration by Kelly.

Margot Tenenbaum for a piece by Emma Straub for Rookie.

rookiemag:

The Normalcy Curse

No matter how hard I tried, I was too well-adjusted to ever be cool.

Words by Emma S., illustration by Kelly.

Anonymous said: Hi! what mediums do you use for your drawings?

cultofflowers:

Hi!

I typically start a drawing with paper and pencil. Then I use various pens, from my trusty .60 ripidograph for black line work to staedtler triplus fineliner pens to whatever random brush or office felt tip pens I have around. Sometimes I also do ink washes with india ink and water. Some drawings end there. More finished illustrations I scan in and add color digitally with a wacom tablet and my own photoshop brushes. I also add various scanned in textures, like paper bags and tissue paper for texture.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Result of my cold weekend inside = King Krule portrait

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Collage for a Rookie article about breakup’s by Esme.
rookiemag:

How to Say Goodbye

Sorry, but your first breakup is gonna hurt like hell. Here’s how to avoid prolonging the pain—for both of you.
Words by Esme, collage by Kelly.

Collage for a Rookie article about breakup’s by Esme.

rookiemag:

How to Say Goodbye

Sorry, but your first breakup is gonna hurt like hell. Here’s how to avoid prolonging the pain—for both of you.

Words by Esme, collage by Kelly.

Slowly been updating my website—new design & illustration projects up now!
(via KELLY ABELN)

Slowly been updating my website—new design & illustration projects up now!

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