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What's your favorite pizza place? 

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21 deviants said Other
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17 deviants said Pizza Hut
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8 deviants said Domino's
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5 deviants said Papa John's
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2 deviants said California Pizza Kitchen
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2 deviants said Hungry Howie's
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2 deviants said Little Caesar's
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How's Life?

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:53 PM


Mine's pretty hectic. XD

For a really brief summary of the past few months:

* couldn't afford to pay my health insurance and lost it
* found coupons so I can still afford my meds
* got some large commissions so I can pay my bills
* had to delay work on Hearts Under Blades to do them

Sooo, lots of "good news, bad news" back and forth, but overall I feel pretty good about things.  

Non money-related things:
I started keeping a "bullet journal", which is pretty much a planner/journal/list book, and it's really helping me keep my shit together. XD
 
I've been streaming on Picarto a lot, as I'm sure you've noticed. I find it's a lot like reporting for work; it makes me focus on my art and I feel more accountable, so I want to make a habit of it.  I'm going out of town for a week starting this weekend, and when I get back I plan to start streaming daily, somewhere between noon and 5pm Pacific Time on weekdays.  I know it's not a super convenient time for people, but art *is* my day job, so that's when I can do it.

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ArtistMeli
Melissa Strickbine
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I specialize in Concept Art, Illustration, Logos, and Animation. I have a degree in Fine Arts and trained in animation for two years at the Art Institutes, and have experience working on various fan-made video games. I have just started my own indie game business, and we are in the middle of making our first game.
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What's your favorite pizza place?
37%
21 deviants said Other
30%
17 deviants said Pizza Hut
14%
8 deviants said Domino's
9%
5 deviants said Papa John's
4%
2 deviants said California Pizza Kitchen
4%
2 deviants said Hungry Howie's
4%
2 deviants said Little Caesar's
0%
No deviants said Sbarro
Surface Practice - Goldeon by ArtistMeli
Surface Practice - Goldeon
My old laptop kicked the bucket a while back, and since I've been traveling a lot more I needed a replacement.  Thanks to some great back-to-school sales, I was able to get a Surface Pro 4, woo!  I needed to practice on it, and one of my favorite go-to drawing exercises is going to Pokemon Fusion, hitting random, and drawing whatever comes up.  

The sketch is in pencil, and the color was done in Clip Studio Paint, and it was a learning experience all right.  CSP is new to me, so it's been an uphill battle.  More to come as I continue to practice.
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Done streaming for now!  Thanks to those who joined me. <3
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Live on Picarto now: picarto.tv/ArtistMeli
I'll be working on Faye for the visual novel Heartstrings. 
Stop by and chat! Or just chill and listen to the Final Fantasy music. :)
Chibi Selfie by ArtistMeli
Chibi Selfie
My self portraits are all getting pretty old, so here's a new one.  This is what I wore to the Miku show back in May, so yes, it's a real outfit I own, complete with cape and bloomers.  XD  Also, yes, my hair is those colors, though the roots have grown in a bit.  :3
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How is your summer going?
46%
33 deviants said Pretty okay.
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17 deviants said It's too hot.
19%
14 deviants said Awesome!
8%
6 deviants said Terrible. >_<
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2 deviants said It's not summer where I am.

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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably know the answer to this, but asking doesn't hurt: Do you do art trades?
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately right now I'm really busy with paid work. :(  Sometimes I do sketch trades, though, so just keep an eye out on my page, I usually announce it.  
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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I understand completely. Honestly, I thought that you would say "no".
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LordZeyphr Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
That picture of Zephyr... Holy hell thats amazing... :O 
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The-Psychid Featured By Owner May 5, 2016   Writer
Happy birthday! :iconroxburyplz::iconroxbury2plz::iconroxbury3plz:
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Happy birthday.
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BatboyEXE Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!! :iconcakeplz:
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Eronicavel Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Danny-M-ProjectX-Art Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!! hope you are have a great one!!
Hug 
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