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Share the word about my book :D +news

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 11, 2015, 10:50 AM
So remember a couple months ago when I told you the book I illustrated went live? Well now I need you all to do me a favor and help me share the word :D Here is the link to buy: www.createspace.com/5284571&nb…;
Just $7.49 a hard copy :D
and below is one of the lurvley pictures within: 
Stormy Horizons by Xadrea

Now for the news: I've decided to totally revamp/revive Queenie aaaaand I've decided to write and illustrate my own children's book *confetti* It's going to be a huge project on both ends since Queenie is well over 100 pages in already, and the fact I'll be doing this book from complete scratch, BUT I have faith in my abilities and perserverance :D Currently, I'm working on some concept sketches for the book characters and reviewing Queenie's text (it will be greatly improved in Queenie 2.0) as well as drawing up a calendar for myself. Currently, I'm just a few weeks away from graduation with my Master's but I have no hard plans for work as of yet. I'm sending out numerous applications weekly with my fingers crossed. I've applied just about all over the place (continental US) so I have no idea if or when I'll have to move either. For now, I have summer work (not great pay, but it's something XD) but doing these projects will help me maintain my sanity and also fulfill the desire to continue making. As always, I appreciate the support and luv from everyone here :D:heart:

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The Kids Aren't Alright--Fall Out Boy
  • Reading: Call the Midwife (Part 1): by Jennifer Worth
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape 3
  • Eating: pretzels
  • Drinking: water
Face5 by Xadrea
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My thesis artwork is almost complete *laughs maniacally*:evillaugh: This set of 8x8" paintings was created through a process of layering resin, screenprinting, and various glues over a watercolor background. They are each about 1/2" thick from three separate resin pours
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Face4 by Xadrea
Face4
My thesis artwork is almost complete *laughs maniacally*:evillaugh: This set of 8x8" paintings was created through a process of layering resin, screenprinting, and various glues over a watercolor background. They are each about 1/2" thick from three separate resin pours
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Face3 by Xadrea
Face3
My thesis artwork is almost complete *laughs maniacally*:evillaugh: This set of 8x8" paintings was created through a process of layering resin, screenprinting, and various glues over a watercolor background. They are each about 1/2" thick from three separate resin pours
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Face2 by Xadrea
Face2
My thesis artwork is almost complete *laughs maniacally*:evillaugh: This set of 8x8" paintings was created through a process of layering resin, screenprinting, and various glues over a watercolor background. They are each about 1/2" thick from three separate resin pours
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Mellissa Redman
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi I'm Mellissa and I'm 26. 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
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Share the word about my book :D +news

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 11, 2015, 10:50 AM
So remember a couple months ago when I told you the book I illustrated went live? Well now I need you all to do me a favor and help me share the word :D Here is the link to buy: www.createspace.com/5284571&nb…;
Just $7.49 a hard copy :D
and below is one of the lurvley pictures within: 
Stormy Horizons by Xadrea

Now for the news: I've decided to totally revamp/revive Queenie aaaaand I've decided to write and illustrate my own children's book *confetti* It's going to be a huge project on both ends since Queenie is well over 100 pages in already, and the fact I'll be doing this book from complete scratch, BUT I have faith in my abilities and perserverance :D Currently, I'm working on some concept sketches for the book characters and reviewing Queenie's text (it will be greatly improved in Queenie 2.0) as well as drawing up a calendar for myself. Currently, I'm just a few weeks away from graduation with my Master's but I have no hard plans for work as of yet. I'm sending out numerous applications weekly with my fingers crossed. I've applied just about all over the place (continental US) so I have no idea if or when I'll have to move either. For now, I have summer work (not great pay, but it's something XD) but doing these projects will help me maintain my sanity and also fulfill the desire to continue making. As always, I appreciate the support and luv from everyone here :D:heart:

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The Kids Aren't Alright--Fall Out Boy
  • Reading: Call the Midwife (Part 1): by Jennifer Worth
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape 3
  • Eating: pretzels
  • Drinking: water

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:iconsteamland:
Steamland Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
welcome :heart: ^//^ 
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FurryMuscleGrowthFan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Your art is pretty cool and your journals are a blast to read!
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:heart:
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Ed5421 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
what does it take to be a senior member?
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This should answer your question in detail :Dhelp.deviantart.com/29/
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Ed5421 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
thanks
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem :D The FAQs are pretty comprehensive for most questions :D
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hehariot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are things going okay? (Sorry for coming out of the blue)
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  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:)
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hehariot Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay! I wish you well~! Asuna (Smile 1) [V1] 
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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 ;) )
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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!
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THANKS <3
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TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: You are a phenomenal woman. :heart::heart:
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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:
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