in the studio

Kelise Franclemont, 2014. Image courtesy the artist.

Welcome to my studio. Here you’ll find work in progress, behind-the-scenes, experiments and happy accidents, thinking out loud, found objects, and any other random stuff I come up with that obviously needs to be let out so I can make space for making more things…

Kelise’s Studio Sneak Peeks

#kelisestudiosneakpeek is a 60-second look into my studio practice, including studio hacks, quick demos, idea generators, experiments, or inspiration.


Sharpening Pencils
Shapely Warm-ups
Seeing Blind
The Eyes Have It
Skint Sketchroll
Traditional Cast Study
Thumbs up!
Get Mahl’ed
Gridlock it Up
Starfish Colour Wheel
Char-Colour Palette


Keepin’ in Classy
Free the Ripple!
Bendy Brush Holder
Rainbow Training Wheels
Tonier Tones


Sundays at the Gallery
Drawing Apart
Sketching with AR
3D Digital Portraits

Studio Hacks and some other stuff

Hand-sewn Artist Journals
Scrappy Sketchbook
A Proper Cuppa
Blind Selfies
Recycled Sketchbooks
Mount for Success
Challenge your Perspective
Quick-n-Dirty Documentation
Get to the Point
Collect My Work

Just for a fun, here is a depiction of a turtle, which may very be my earliest known “artwork”, age 5 or 6. I still work this way sometimes, making marks with oil or wax crayon, followed by water-based paint or ink. Still true today, the least control over the process, the more fun it is! 

The other drawing is a horse – my absolute favourite subject growing up. Like many little girls who lived in rural/small town USA, I was horse-crazy for a while!