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Kelsey Oseid

My lovely friend Kelsey made these! Each state is illustrated according to the feather pattern found on the state bird, and the result is so so pretty! Check out both her website and her tumblr for more.


Hi Corny, me again!!  The pics I uploaded last night were just too ugly, I can’t leave them standing there all by themselves.  I do think they’re prettier irl but the computer isn’t doing them any justice.  Anyway, wanted to upload something more creative, so here’s my fox.


Not that pretty, but what I’m doing

"turning over a new leaf" (turning the page of a book to a clean sheet)

I’m doing a set of illustrations for my neighbor (Mpls).  She’s researching how English language learners learn idioms.  The idea of her project is to show a class of ELL students illustrations of the literal origin of idioms, and explain the literal meaning of the idiom.  Then, she’ll test whether that helps them retain the knowledge any better than just teaching them the colloquial meaning of the idiom.

I think.

Anyway, it’s kind of fun learning where idioms come from.  Some are kind of surprising- like “giving someone the cold shoulder” comes from medieval times; when you wanted a dinner guest to leave for the night, but they were sticking around too long, you’d serve them a cold shoulder of mutton.  Gross!  I haven’t illustrated that one yet.

"Throwing in the towel" (when a boxer loses a match, his coach throws a towel into the ring)

"Throwing in the towel" (a coach throws a towel to a dejected boxer)

I mean, they’re very textbook-y.  But that’s what I was going for.  Straightforward, not creative exactly, and instead just informative and not stylistically distracting.  I’m getting paid too, so that’s awesome.


p.s.  the color profile of the files is set to be printed out, and I was too lazy to change it, so the versions showing up on the blog are VERY UGLY NEON COLORS.  too late at night to care.

he’s sad because he just found out he doesn’t exist


baby jackalope…. so young…..

Another new painting


Here is another new painting I made.  Ah!


Seeing about this….


Here is one of the new paintings I’ve been working on.  After some thought, I think it looks a bit like a First Communion card or something.  Please tell me what you think.


something else that isn’t what i have promised

Scan 12

i will never finish the challenge.

here is a thing i found, it’s the first time i did that hide-a-word-y thing that makes things so impossible to read.  but it kind of makes me laugh.

another deer painting..


WELL IT’S TRUE I painted another deer.  However..  I don’t feel that bad about it.  This isn’t a good picture of it but I did my best.  I’ll post about your phrase you have to draw later!  And you have to pick one for me too!!

New Painting

New Elk Picture Yo

Hey Corny,

So! This is a painting. I know that deer are like, the fad animal or last year. And I myself have gotten sick of them. HOWEVER. This is actually supposed to be an elk. And I painted it from a sketch I made a year ago. What do you think the next fad animal is going to be? My bet’s on whales.

So yea, not the best photo ever taken, but it’s good enough- let me know what you think!

[This is a Kelsey.]