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I'm on Patreon! ...finally

Sun Aug 7, 2016, 9:04 PM
Hai people! Super long time no see (again) :XD: Welp, the summer is winding down finally over in my neck of the woods. My job as an art teacher at a summer day camp will be completed next week and I will once again have an unspecified amount of time where I will not be working after that (I've been going through this for how long now :XD:) Anyways, I completed the #100DayProject just under two weeks ago (images will be posted shortly, just gotta get em mass uploaded into first). I will be showing a triptych in the 8th annual ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI in the next few weeks, and I will be showing a painting from the graduate thesis at Ashland University in Ohio around that same time. In the whole process of resettling myself (I moved back in with my mother and sisters in May) I finally made the decision to launch a Patreon. Honestly, I should have begun it much sooner, but I had reservations about how people perceive crowdfunding and the like. Thankfully I've gotten over those feelings!

Many of you already know how it works, but for those of you who do not here's the skinny: Patreon is a website that helps content creators of many platforms get funding. Unlike the run of the mill crowdsourcing like gofundme or kickstarter the funding is ongoing based on monthly or weekly payouts from supporters (called "patrons"). It's optional for the creators to make incentives for supporters, but most do, and I definitely have :D 

Pledges begin at just $1 a month. 

That's easily less than what you spend at the vending machine in one day (heeeey no judgement here :XD:) If you're interested in seeing what I'm up to on a very frequent basis, but don't have much to give in monetary support this may be the pledge level for you! You'll get access to all my weekly WIPs/sketches and ramblings in my Patreon feed. Check out my different pledge levels to see what other goodies could be yours (monthly hi-res wallpapers, and handpainted postcards are just a few ;) )

Can't pledge at all? That's ok! But I will ask you to do one thing for me, do me a solid and share this journal and my patreon link :D


  • Listening to: Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time-- P!AtD
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  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape
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Mellissa Redman
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi I'm Mellissa and I'm 27. I have an MFA in painting from the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (2015). I have a BFA in painting and drawing (art history minor) from the University of Akron (2012). I'm working on getting certified to teach k-12 art in the state of Michigan! I'm an illustrator and freelance artist ^ ^My favorite color is pink, and I think muffins are the cutest food ever!

Besides painting, I love printmaking and I plan on eventually owning a silkscreen to produce prints outside of the studio!
Lastly, I block trolls and overall mean people, so be warned! ;)

Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Gifts - Friends Only by SweetDuke Requests - Friends Only by SweetDuke No Point Commissions by SweetDuke No Trades by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke

Current Age: 26
Current Residence: Grand Rapids, MI
deviantWEAR sizing preference: small (but alas, the deviantWEAR store has been closed for over a year D: )

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simpleCOMICS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Ms. X! :party:
I hope you stop by again sometime!
specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
CZProductions Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
diosrubra Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
Merry Birthday :cake: :D
Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday :cake: :party:
extrin6 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
unique style
Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY belated 'n 28th BIRTHDAY, but 3 TIMES, Melissa J. Redman, a.k.a. "Xadrea," dear pro traditional/digital artist, literaturist, 'n photographer friend! :hug:
:sing: :sing: :sing: :sing: :dance: :dance: :boogie: :boogie: :party: :airborne:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happpy Birthday!!! :love:
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Happy birthday! :D
CZProductions Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
simpleCOMICS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Ms. X! I hope you're having a decent one! :party::cake:
skysoul25 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy b-day Mellissa! I hope you have an amazing b-day :)
AngelMiyoko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016   General Artist
I miss you.
I've gotten pretty good at art too bad you're not active on here.
I wanted you to tell me what you thought of my new works!! :heart:
AngelMiyoko Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016   General Artist
I'm lovely new art Melmel-chan!!
It seems as you are doing well.
You're back on DA right?? :glomp: :love:
Seunggkwan Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist
You have one of the most interesting gallery i have seen on deviantart! Your educational posts are very useful :)
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