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Indiana Jones by mellimac
Indiana Jones
Drawn on 11" x 14" Strathmore 300 smooth Bristol board with Derwent color pencils and paint splatter
Wolverine by mellimac
This is a commission piece. Drawn on smooth Bristol Board with derwent color pencils, and markers. 
Kim and Kyla Coates by mellimac
Kim and Kyla Coates
I did this portrait of Kim and his daughter, and sent it to Kim to be signed and Auctioned off and proceeds going to her organization @OneHeartSource. Drawn on smooth Bristol Board with Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils


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Melissa McDonald
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Australia
Favourite style of art: Realism
MP3 player of choice: ipod shuffle
Favourite cartoon character: The Joker
Hi everyone,
So its been 3 weeks since I had surgery to remove the titanium plates from my right forearm. I'm healing well, and have most used back in my hand. All is good, except pain when I squeeze my hand shut, but that's avoidable, so I'm really happy at the moment.
I expected recovery to take alot longer since when I initially broke it ( 10 years ago), i took around about 3 years to get back into drawing. So I'm pleasantly surprised.
I recently finished an Aaron Paul portrait, which I think turned out better than I could have dreamed. I watched some tutorials on You tube by Rick Fortson (aka Rick-Kills-Pencils) rick-kills-pencils.deviantart.… . I learned new techniques, and about new tools (well new for me, since I'd never used a blending stump or kneadable eraser before). I also bought myself a magnification light, which I found really helpful to see all the tiny details of the eye. Again, I really didn't expect my first portrait after surgery to turn out well at all. But its been received well on FB and twitter and I'm very excited. And have recently started a fanpage on facebook while I was recovering…
I'm currently working on a drawing of my boyfriend, and I plan on giving it to him when he visits in late April from America, I'm really excited about that. And last night I also started a Brad Pitt drawing, which shows alot of contrast between dark and light.
I'm really excited to be back drawing, and it seems I get a surge of adrenaline when I draw lately, which I think is awesome! It's sort of addictive, and makes me want to draw more.
Well, I think that's about it. I hope everyone enjoys seeing more of my work as I post it.
Have fun, enjoy life, and be safe

  • Mood: Content
  • Drinking: coffee

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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery! Your drawings are so realistic, you capture the subject's likeness wonderfully! Cheers! :)
mellimac Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Ray!
ReneKunert Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! Metal by ReneKunert
xMyCatMiax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
you're art is absolutely wonderful! <3
mellimac Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
bilalalmasri Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
<font><font>أنت حقا موهوب</font></font>
ReneKunert Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Howdy :D
mellimac Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol Howdy! Nice to see you here :)

ReneKunert Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
You too!  This is my other home haha ;)
TheNightGallery Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

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