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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
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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Favourite Visual Artist
Vincent Van Gogh
Favourite Movies
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Green Day, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Say Anything,
Favourite Writers
Shel Silverstien, An Na, Beverly Cleary, Cynthia Voigt
Favourite Games
Final Fantasy VIII, VII, and XII. Kingdom Hearts I and II, Resident Evil 4, Runescape, Freekstyle
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
ummm...gimme a pencil sum paper and GIMP!
Other Interests
cooking,drawing,playing videogames,painting
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 sta.sh 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
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This is a follow-up to the blog which you can read here: Things To Know: Creating Human Characters of Color. The previous blog covered the numerous issues surrounding inclusion and diversity that are extremely important to be cognizant of (please read it if you have not yet done so). This blog will cover the nuts and bolts of depictions of non-white humans! Warning: this journal contains a LOT of images. This is an important topic because there are very, very few resources that will actually teach you about the differences that occur in the figure across race. All figure drawing measurements are based on the ideal European body type. This wa
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It's been awhile since I've written anything exclusively for ArtistsHospital (https://www.deviantart.com/artistshospital)! Well over a year in fact. As a followup to my "Common Misconceptions" series* (links at the bottom of this journal) I decided to begin a new series titled "Things To Know." These blogs will cover topics that are not commonly addressed in tutorials or articles existing here on dA. The goal is to help you out by answering questions you've had but couldn't find answers to. That being said, I decided to begin this series with a doozy of a topic: race. Yes, it's the hottest topic on the table right now according to the media, but this topic has always been a topic o
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Nice gallery ♥
Please choose one of your deviantart works and I will draw it in my own style .The following is an example,  Thank you www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/a… happy belated birthday
Happy Birthday, Ms. X! :party:
I hope you stop by again sometime!
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
Merry Birthday :cake: :D
Happy birthday :cake: :party: