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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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Back to School

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 22, 2014, 9:31 AM
Hey gurl hey. So school starts on Monday and I can't say I'm terribly excited about it, but at least I'll get to see my real life buddies everyday again and hang out with them and all that schtuff. It looked like I had a job with a cleaning company for about 2 seconds, but my class schedule (which is really not that extensive) won't configure with it at all. I called the company manager about this and she's unwilling to try to compromise with me (she said she'd call me on Monday, not sure why because she already told me my evening class schedule won't work so...yep). :stare: THE AGONY WILL NOT END I SAY.

However, thanks to my financial aid book advance and my mom's generosity my rent (which was 3 weeks past due :|) is paid. The only decent thing I have going now is that I will at least be able to pay rent and some living expenses with the education benefits I get from the VA (and that's what they are meant for, so don't sass me). I requested to be considered for one of the open graduate assistantships, but I'm really not sure if I'll be picked for it since classes are nearly about to begin. If I did get it, it would be great because the pay is great, the work is interesting and I'll get college teaching experience. Fingers crossed, yo. 

So, c'est la vie. I got two more illustration gigs, but one is not guaranteed to turn out in a profit for myself or the author. But, since I'm not in any position to turn down any and all opportunities I took it. The other is a done deal, but I won't be paid for a bit since the company's payment policies are on a 45 day schedule from the completion of the project. If the former does turn out, I will at least be able to pull in royalties for a bit. Such is the perilous life of a freelancer :XD:

I'm seriously considering getting connected with an agency or a representative so that I can get more frequent and higher paid jobs, but I'm still getting all the information about how to get one and what to look out for, so that's a slow going thing. The good thing is I have a friend who works in publishing so she can give me tips on how the industry works when I need them. 

So what about you guys, you heading back to school soon? Starting highschool? College? 

  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: Call the Midwife (Part 1): by Jennifer Worth
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape 3
  • Eating: nothing (and I'm STARVING D:)
  • Drinking: water

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LaPetiteBallerine Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really love your artworks!! I wish i could draw like that :iconasdfghplz:
Xadrea Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
^ ^ thank you!:heart: and practice makes perfect :D
LaPetiteBallerine Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
right! :iconokie2plz: and i'll try my best to improve, thank you! :iconsmile-luplz:
Xadrea Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome!:heart:
Brandikinz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Nice gallery love the colors!
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thank you!:hug:
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:meow: Daaaaw ^ ^ thankies!
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No problem :)
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:tighthug: thankies ^ ^
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rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:party: Happy birthday :) I hope you have a wonderful day full of fun and cake :cake:

-Kathy :heart:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: thank you very much ^ ^
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No problem :)
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