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Journal Entry: Wed Aug 5, 2015, 9:59 AM
Remember when I said I was gonna be around dA more? Yeah, that obviously wasn't true since I've missed yet ANOTHER entire month of being round these parts of the interwebz :XD: I've been a tad busy this summer, plus I decided to get a k-12 teaching certificate (bleh, moar school). So I'll be starting on that in a couple weeks when the fall semester begins. In the mean time I've been teaching with my college's continuing studies program and it's been going pretty well. I've got another class lined up in two weeks time and a few more coming this fall, so I'm pumped for that (and of course I'm happy for the monies, as yours truly still doesn't have steady employment :XD:

A week ago I was visited by Midwest Artist Studios Project to discuss my work, talk about how I make it, and of course get some fun pics :D I'll be working with them over the course of the 2015/2016 school year to develop an art curriculum for high school students around the midwest. 

LOOK AT MY FAYSE, I'm pretending like I know some things and that I am qualified to teach them to other people :XD:. Also, the Kingdom Hearts artwork in the background was made by none other than TheCreativeJenn (aka Jenniferraye, aka Jenn) , the schweet brain print? Made by scenefag (aka Baylen, aka Bee) 
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Img 6680 (1) by Xadrea

moar art by TheCreativeJenn in ze background. Oh and hay, there's my master's degree diploma (most expensive piece of paper I'll ever own @.@) 


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A close up shot of one of my artz

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They asked me to make a thing while they were filming me, so I made a watercolor thing :XD: 

All images copyright of the Midwest Artist Studios Project and used with their permission. midwestartiststudios.com

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: The End of All Things--Panic! At the Disco
  • Reading: Nothing currently
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape 3
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
Sanctuary 3 by Xadrea
Sanctuary 3
new concept sketch for the graphic novel I've been incubating since forever lol. 

Sanctuary 

Sanctuary (the last human city on Earth) is surrounded by a dome which is guarded from the outside by fortress-like structures. The city as a whole is enormous and separated by three levels. Levels one and two are built underground, and the third level is above ground. The first level houses Sanctuary's poorest citizens (Level One Class). First class citizens are typically machinists, laborers, and ground soldiers. 

First class citizens have few civic rights and are forbidden to travel freely throughout Sanctuary. Passes are required to travel between the sectors of the same level, special permission is required to travel to Level 2, and travel to Level 3 is almost completely prohibited (unless passage is granted from an official living in Level 1). 

Although classes are highly segregated in Sanctuary, all children attend the same school until adulthood regardless of class rank. This was done as a means to ensure that all of Sanctuary's citizens are educated equally. Yet, the only way to change one's class is to marry into a higher class, or enter the military. All male citizens (without physical issues) are required to serve 2 years in the military. If one makes it into a career, he could feasibly move up by one class rank every 10-15 years. The only way to lose a class rank is to commit a crime. Rank 0 citizens are incarcerated indefinitely in the dangerous outer walls of Sanctuary, regardless of the crime. That being said, upper class citizens are rarely charged with crimes, not because they do not commit them, but because they have control of the justice system. 

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Sanctuary 2 by Xadrea
Sanctuary 2
new concept sketch for the graphic novel I've been incubating since forever lol. 

Sanctuary 

Sanctuary (the last human city on Earth) is surrounded by a dome which is guarded from the outside by fortress-like structures. The city as a whole is enormous and separated by three levels. Levels one and two are built underground, and the third level is above ground. The first level houses Sanctuary's poorest citizens (Level One Class). First class citizens are typically machinists, laborers, and ground soldiers. 

First class citizens have few civic rights and are forbidden to travel freely throughout Sanctuary. Passes are required to travel between the sectors of the same level, special permission is required to travel to Level 2, and travel to Level 3 is almost completely prohibited (unless passage is granted from an official living in Level 1). 

Although classes are highly segregated in Sanctuary, all children attend the same school until adulthood regardless of class rank. This was done as a means to ensure that all of Sanctuary's citizens are educated equally. Yet, the only way to change one's class is to marry into a higher class, or enter the military. All male citizens (without physical issues) are required to serve 2 years in the military. If one makes it into a career, he could feasibly move up by one class rank every 10-15 years. The only way to lose a class rank is to commit a crime. Rank 0 citizens are incarcerated indefinitely in the dangerous outer walls of Sanctuary, regardless of the crime. That being said, upper class citizens are rarely charged with crimes, not because they do not commit them, but because they have control of the justice system. 

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Sanctuary1 by Xadrea
Sanctuary1
new concept sketch for the graphic novel I've been incubating since forever lol. 

Sanctuary

Sanctuary (the last human city on Earth) is surrounded by a dome which is guarded from the outside by fortress-like structures. The city as a whole is enormous and separated by three levels. Levels one and two are built underground, and the third level is above ground. The first level houses Sanctuary's poorest citizens (Level One Class). First class citizens are typically machinists, laborers, and ground soldiers. 

First class citizens have few civic rights and are forbidden to travel freely throughout Sanctuary. Passes are required to travel between the sectors of the same level, special permission is required to travel to Level 2, and travel to Level 3 is almost completely prohibited (unless passage is granted from an official living in Level 1). 

Although classes are highly segregated in Sanctuary, all children attend the same school until adulthood regardless of class rank. This was done as a means to ensure that all of Sanctuary's citizens are educated equally. Yet, the only way to change one's class is to marry into a higher class, or enter the military. All male citizens (without physical issues) are required to serve 2 years in the military. If one makes it into a career, he could feasibly move up by one class rank every 10-15 years. The only way to lose a class rank is to commit a crime. Rank 0 citizens are incarcerated indefinitely in the dangerous outer walls of Sanctuary, regardless of the crime. That being said, upper class citizens are rarely charged with crimes, not because they do not commit them, but because they have control of the justice system. 
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Mellissa Redman
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Hi I'm Mellissa and I'm 26. 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 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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So that happened + MAS

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 5, 2015, 9:59 AM
Remember when I said I was gonna be around dA more? Yeah, that obviously wasn't true since I've missed yet ANOTHER entire month of being round these parts of the interwebz :XD: I've been a tad busy this summer, plus I decided to get a k-12 teaching certificate (bleh, moar school). So I'll be starting on that in a couple weeks when the fall semester begins. In the mean time I've been teaching with my college's continuing studies program and it's been going pretty well. I've got another class lined up in two weeks time and a few more coming this fall, so I'm pumped for that (and of course I'm happy for the monies, as yours truly still doesn't have steady employment :XD:

A week ago I was visited by Midwest Artist Studios Project to discuss my work, talk about how I make it, and of course get some fun pics :D I'll be working with them over the course of the 2015/2016 school year to develop an art curriculum for high school students around the midwest. 

LOOK AT MY FAYSE, I'm pretending like I know some things and that I am qualified to teach them to other people :XD:. Also, the Kingdom Hearts artwork in the background was made by none other than TheCreativeJenn (aka Jenniferraye, aka Jenn) , the schweet brain print? Made by scenefag (aka Baylen, aka Bee) 
Untitled by Xadrea



Img 6680 (1) by Xadrea

moar art by TheCreativeJenn in ze background. Oh and hay, there's my master's degree diploma (most expensive piece of paper I'll ever own @.@) 


Untitled by Xadrea
A close up shot of one of my artz

Untitled by Xadrea
They asked me to make a thing while they were filming me, so I made a watercolor thing :XD: 

All images copyright of the Midwest Artist Studios Project and used with their permission. midwestartiststudios.com

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: The End of All Things--Panic! At the Disco
  • Reading: Nothing currently
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape 3
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

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Steamland Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Mellissa if i had a gazillion dollars i'd hire you in a heartbeat. You're an amazing,funny,talented, and knowledgeable young woman. I miss yeah, how are you doing? 
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: Thank you ^ ^
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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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