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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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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

mellimac Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zyari Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You have such beautiful artwork! Keep it up, you're really talented :D
DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Thankz for watching :eye::eye:
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