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Mellissa Redman
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi I'm Mellissa and I'm 25. I graduated cum laude from the University of Akron with a BFA in painting/drawing and a minor in art history in May 2012=D I'm currently working on my MFA in painting at the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. 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! ;)

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Current Age: 23
Current Residence: Akron, OH
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Need to raise $100 by Friday COMMISH ME

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 9:08 AM
Hey hey hey folks! So the ongoing saga that is my life as a starving artist is yet again in a precarious situation :XD: So a couple of good things have happened: 

:bulletgreen: I'll be teaching art classes in a few weeks (not steady work, but I can make a decent amount of quick money with it) 

:bulletgreen: I've got an interview for another teaching position on Thursday this week and an interview at the public museum to be a gallery guard woot :D

So here's the not so good news: yet another freelance gig fell through and the payment that I would have received for the work was to be used for the balance owed to my leasing company. I only owe them $100, but since I have a total of $0 that's a bit of an issue :XD: 

So here's what needs to happen, I need commissions! Below is all my commish info and all that jazz, as well as links to my GoFundMe account and Paypal. Share this journal around social media folks! 

Commission Info

Custom (white) T-shirts 
  • $15-$25 each (one color only) +shipping
  • Provide me with a black and white design and I can silkscreen it on any size white t-shirt. If you have no design in mind, I can sketch one up for you. One color ink only. 

Digital Cover Illustrations 
  • (full color with or without text) $75-$150USD

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 3.09.13 PM by Xadrea  A Rose for Emily 2 by Xadrea   

Pumpkins by Xadrea   Pentatonix: Daft Punk by Xadrea   
Pentatonix: Love Again by Xadrea   Hero/Heroine by Xadrea  

Digital Character Portraits 
  • (black and white or full color) $25-$50USD

Patrick Stump Speedpaint by Xadrea  Pete Wentz Speedpaint by Xadrea  Fabian Speedpaint by Xadrea  Jenn by Xadrea  Nathalie. by Xadrea  Jules. by Xadrea  

Serigraphy (Screenprints) 
  • Full color (3 or more colors) $60-$200USD + shipping if applicable
  • One color (one or two color) $25-$60USD + shipping if applicable 

Run in Halftone by Xadrea  Ariel in Halftone by Xadrea  Anahita in Halftone by Xadrea  pip pip, cheerio, crumpets!WIP3 by Xadrea   Guilded5 by Xadrea  Guilded Face1 by Xadrea  Fall Out Boy Poster [black] by Xadrea  Fall Out Boy Poster [red] by Xadrea  Fall Out Boy Poster [brown] by Xadrea  

Watercolor Illustrations 
  • (up to 11x14 in physical size) $35-$125 +shipping if applicable
Sit Still Teddy by Xadrea  Ariel by Xadrea  
 The Queen of Hearts by Xadrea  Alice by Xadrea  Mad Hatter by Xadrea  Chesire Cat by Xadrea  
Briar Rose by Xadrea  Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 3.51.48 PM by Xadrea  
Frequently asked questions
  • :bulletgreen: How do I contact you for a commission? Send inquires through dA via note. Send inquiries through email to 

  • :bulletgreen:What is your method of payment? Paypal. My paypal email address is

  • :bulletgreen:Will you accept points as payment? Sorry, only Paypal is accepted.

  • :bulletgreen:Are all prices USD? Yes, all listed prices (and or quotes) are USD only.

  • :bulletgreen:What is your payment policy? 100% upfront for most commissions. If that is not possible immediately, 50% is required. I will not begin work on the piece until payment is received. If the 50% owed is not received 2 weeks after the initial agreement, the contract is void and I will scrap the project. 

  • :bulletgreen:Can you ship a commission to me (ie: a painting)? Yes! However you will be charged postage.

  • :bulletgreen: Can you ship internationally? Yes! However, you will be charged postage. 

  • :bulletgreen:What's your policy on copyrighted material? I will do fanart, however the proposed work cannot be redistributed by you for any other monetary gain whatsoever. That being said, I will not copy other artist's (meaning anyone on dA) styles or characters without their written permission. I will draw/paint/sketch your characters with your written permission (a contract will be provided if need be). 

  • :bulletgreen:Do you do NSFW pieces? Sorry no. 

  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: *NSYNC Medley--Pentatonix
  • Reading: Peony In Love--Lisa See
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: water

Are you on Twitter? follow me @XadreaLeonhart :D 

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Ed5421 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
what does it take to be a senior member?
Xadrea Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
This should answer your question in detail
Ed5421 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Xadrea Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem :D The FAQs are pretty comprehensive for most questions :D
hehariot Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Are things going okay? (Sorry for coming out of the blue)
Xadrea Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, things are going as well to be expected :XD: I'm not sure if you're aware of my other journals and what not, but I'm still looking for a job and all that goodness. (and you're fine :heart:)
hehariot Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay! I wish you well~! Asuna (Smile 1) [V1] 
Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely gallery! I write poetry, but truly appreciate beautiful visual art as well! Keep up the great work! (PS: from Ohio as well, so I actually know what the University of Akron is ;) )
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much :la::hug: I really like your poetry :3 It's quite lovely!
Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: You are a phenomenal woman. :heart::heart:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:tighthug: Thank you Jenn ^ ^ I can say the same about you dear:heart::heart::heart::hug:
Chipgon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Don't worry ! We are all here to help you about the Issue !
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for spreading the word! I really, really appreciate it!:tighthug: 
Chipgon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You welcome! I hope I can help more
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