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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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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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