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Mellissa Redman
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi I'm Mellissa and I'm 24. 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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Journal Entry: Sun Mar 30, 2014, 12:39 PM
Hai franzzzz! So it's been a little while since I wrote an actual personal journal entry :XD: anyways, here are some stuff and things that are happening in the marvelous misadventures that are my days:

I'm hunting for jobs! :lol: That's pretty much a constant thing, but I've really been scouting heavily as of late of places to take my illustration expertise. My current internship is nearing its end (it was also unpaid XD) so that means moar freed up time for another job! I'm still a contract freelance illustrator for Laughing Dog artworks, but as you freelancers know, you need a couple gigs at a time to pay the bills. I'm being considered for an internship with ArtPrize (sadly, tis unpaid), but if I do get it, it will leave enough time for me to work too since it will span the summer and a few months into the fall. I applied for a paid internship to an organization that is partnered with the place I'm interning now, so I have a good chance with that. I also applied for a graduate assistantship that will begin in the fall, but I'm not sure if I'll get it so fingers crossed people!

Gots lotsa shows coming up! Yus, exhibitions errywhere :XD: I've got work hanging in the painting department of my school to show off how good us graduate painters are, work in a graduate self portrait show called School Uniform, work in the spring arthop (Art.Downtown), and eight pieces in the Grand Rapids Children's Museum until the end of June :la:

Painting my arse off! I've not been so great with updating my gallery as frequently as usual, but I did a submission dump today lol. The painting I'm doing right now is very process oriented so I've got many pieces going on at once. 

Working on Queenie! I've been working on Queenie believe it or not, but I've been working mainly on the storyline and where to take it after a certain point (no worries about where its at currently lol) I've simply not had the time to put pages together the way I was before, so the hiatus will continue most likely until my classes are over this semester. 

I'm going to San Francisco in August! :meow: Wooo! My mom is graduating from college in May with a BA in criminology and sociology and she was invited to present one of her papers at the American Sociology Association's conference in San Francisco :la: It's a huge deal for her because she's getting a TON of agism in her program from her asshole professors, so this will offer a lot of self esteem for her and validation for her research interests (which have to do with race, the family, and social class). It'll be the first time I've ever flown in an airplane and the first time I've ever been to California :la:

So what's going on with all you guys? Doing anything fun or cool soon? Got any summer plans? Getting ready for college? 

  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: What Hurts the Most--Rascal Flatts
  • Reading: Dreams of Joy--Lisa See
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape 3
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

What should my next round of tutorial series be on? 

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3wyl Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So it is you I have to thank for! :hug:

ProjectComment suddenly received an influx of new members, and I immediately noticed that was totally abnormal because we rarely get new members, and then suddenly we received loads and loads! :O

Either way, thank you so much for mentioning the group! The support is so much appreciated, as we can always do with more support in terms of our vision. So thank you. :tighthug: :heart:
Xadrea Feb 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I figured not many people knew about projectcomment and it's a super helpful way for people wanting meaningful feedback to get it ^ ^ But I don't even remember how I ran across it years ago! I point people in that direction whenever I can, I had no idea how many people were going to read the journal :lol: Honestly I didn't since it was about such a tired subject haha! But anyways, you're very welcome dear :heart::hug:
3wyl Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I admit that we haven't really pushed the group out there to its limits, as such. It's survived for this long, so we're just chugging along, really. ^^;

I'm glad you feel that way about the group, though! We do strive to benefit the community and help support artists through comments. :nod:

I guess some articles just take off, especially if you write some pretty sound advice! :D

Xadrea Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: I feel you there! Running a group takes a lot of effort (especially those with large numbers) 
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Turtlechap Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing piece of literature on knowledge! I'll now take it for granted! :D
Xadrea Feb 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
jane-beata Dec 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart, dear :heart:

Xadrea Dec 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug::heart: same to you!:dance: I hope you have a lovely Christmas!
MatteoCattonar Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THX :) :hug:

please like this page…
( if you already done...thx a lot! )
Xadrea Dec 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Will do :D
ItsPeevesington Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I'd love to see more GIMP tutorials. Especially for noses and hair as I can't seem to find any really good ones! Thankyou~ xo
Xadrea Dec 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
cool :D I'll see what I can come up with :D
AngelMiyoko Nov 15, 2013   General Artist
Mel-mel-boo, my adorable house elf.
I love you!! :iconmuahplz: :iconloveyouplz:
Xadrea Nov 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:tighthug: :D
Ahmedqatar Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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