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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 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 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

:heart:Xadrea

  • Listening to: Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time-- P!AtD
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

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Xadrea
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 SweetDukeGifts - Friends Only by SweetDukeRequests - Friends Only by SweetDukeNo Point Commissions by SweetDukeNo Trades by SweetDukeNo 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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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 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 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

:heart:Xadrea

  • Listening to: Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time-- P!AtD
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

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:iconangelmiyoko:
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:
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:iconangelmiyoko:
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:
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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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landobaldur Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
greetings from one artist to another
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Xadrea Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconomghaiplz:
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AvalonFrost66 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Student General Artist
This is late, but thank you for the watch. :3
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No prob!
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY, but once again, Mellissa J. Redman, a.k.a. "Xadrea," dear pro traditional/digital artist, literaturist, 'n photographer, my friend! :hug:
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck once again, and I hope you'll have a great b-day today!
Also wishing you keep up the good work on more of all awesome traditional/digital art, drawings, 'n paintings than literature writings 'n photography; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

Since I liked all your traditional/digital art 'n photography on Facebook:facebook:, you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel:
www.youtube.com/user/arremacho…

You can also follow me on Google+:
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Nelson C.,
"N.N.F.88"
8:45 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I got you the two anime muro drawings, which are the chibi Haruhi 'n Mikuru drawings last year, I got you another extra muro drawing copy, so...
SURPRISE #2;
Believe it or not, another birthday muro drawing copy I made of the birthday feet wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on it:
fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/z/201…
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: thank you!:hug:
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:iconangelmiyoko:
AngelMiyoko Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016   General Artist
Mel-mel, do you remember me?
I hope you had a good bday!! :iconaawplz:
You're such a sweethearted person!
You always have been so I hope it was good as you!! :iconhuggieplz:
Still loving your kick ass art too!! :blowkiss:
Anyway, I hope you had a good day sweetie!!
You are really awesome!!
I love you!
:iconcakeplz: :iconcaekplz: :iconflowersplz: :iconbouquetplz:
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Miyo-chan! :heart: I'm glad to hear from you dear! Thank you for the well wishes! I've finally been able to get back into dA after being so busy again lol!
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AngelMiyoko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016   General Artist
Mel-mel-chan. :tighthug: :iconoldschoolownedplz:
Are you really?
I hope so cause I love your work. :heart:
We should keep on better contact.
I miss you and it's been to long. 
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Hey Hey Happy Birthday! :iconspinningcakeplz:
Thanks for all you do and being in the community! :D
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:hug:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
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