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What's your favorite pizza place? 

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32 deviants said Other
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20 deviants said Pizza Hut
13%
10 deviants said Domino's
8%
6 deviants said Papa John's
4%
3 deviants said Little Caesar's
3%
2 deviants said California Pizza Kitchen
3%
2 deviants said Hungry Howie's
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No deviants said Sbarro

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Broken Foot Blues

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 11:31 AM


Hey guys! I've had a crazy couple of months... I fell down my own stairs last month, cuz I'm the ultimate klutz, and I broke my foot.  ^_^;  I'm looking at minimum 3 months in a cast and maybe surgery.  But mostly I'm thankful that (A) I didn't break my drawing hand, and (B) at least I work from home anyway, and don't have a job to lose!  And the best news is that I qualified for emergency state health insurance, so my big hospital bills will all be covered. All things considered, it could have been a lot worse.

The first three weeks were *really* tough, but now the pain has calmed down and I have a scooter, so I can actually get around and do things for myself.  And yesterday I managed to make it up the stairs (very very carefully! so thankful we have a railing to hold on to!), so now I can work in my office/art studio again. <3

I'm going to see how much work I'm capable of doing now, and if all goes well I'll officially open for commissions again, but I'll leave details of that for later.

You're all awesome!  Thanks for following my page here. 


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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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Broken Foot Blues

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 11:31 AM


Hey guys! I've had a crazy couple of months... I fell down my own stairs last month, cuz I'm the ultimate klutz, and I broke my foot.  ^_^;  I'm looking at minimum 3 months in a cast and maybe surgery.  But mostly I'm thankful that (A) I didn't break my drawing hand, and (B) at least I work from home anyway, and don't have a job to lose!  And the best news is that I qualified for emergency state health insurance, so my big hospital bills will all be covered. All things considered, it could have been a lot worse.

The first three weeks were *really* tough, but now the pain has calmed down and I have a scooter, so I can actually get around and do things for myself.  And yesterday I managed to make it up the stairs (very very carefully! so thankful we have a railing to hold on to!), so now I can work in my office/art studio again. <3

I'm going to see how much work I'm capable of doing now, and if all goes well I'll officially open for commissions again, but I'll leave details of that for later.

You're all awesome!  Thanks for following my page here. 


Laying Low

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:18 AM


Hey all.  Sorry I've been absent.  I've been laying low from most social media since the election... I am sad, angry, terrified, and ashamed of my country right now, but I still can't talk about it much without going into full-on panic mode, so I'll leave it at that.

If you want to see my latest art, I'm most active on Instagram right now, and I share that stuff to my tumblr and twitter.  Links are in the previous journal.

I should also warn that I am totally in love with Yuri on Ice, so lots of my sketches have been of YoI fanart.

Inktober Etc

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 5:17 PM


Hey guys, if you're interested in seeing what I've been doing for Inktober, my rough sketches, or pictures of my cats, head on over to my instagram account and subscribe.  

I also share the images on my tumblr and twitter, though I very rarely check those accounts for messages. (Sorry!)  I'm also on facebook, but I don't update that too much because facebook hides my posts anyway. :P

Here are all my social media links:
www.instagram.com/artistmeli/
artistmeli.tumblr.com/
twitter.com/artist_meli
facebook.com/artistmeli

Patreon

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 12:46 PM


I've been back and forth about starting a Patreon... mostly I've worried that I don't have much to offer that's worth paying a fee to access, but I think I've solved that problem.

Would people be interested if I started a Patreon full of my art resources?  Things like reference photos, tutorials, pre-made backgrounds, etc?  I could offer custom tutorials for people who pledge a certain amount, or specific pose references, maybe even one-on-one help through Skype or Twitch... things like that.  Do you think you'd be more likely to contribute to that than a regular art Patreon?

Let me know, I'm interested in your feedback!

What's your favorite pizza place?
43%
32 deviants said Other
27%
20 deviants said Pizza Hut
13%
10 deviants said Domino's
8%
6 deviants said Papa John's
4%
3 deviants said Little Caesar's
3%
2 deviants said California Pizza Kitchen
3%
2 deviants said Hungry Howie's
0%
No deviants said Sbarro

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Re-Pyper Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh! :hug: Wanting to stop by and give some love. :heart:

Miss seeing you around! An OSI post pop'd up on facebook, so now I'm stalking through your lovely art again. XD <3
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks!  I've had a crazy couple of months... I fell down my own stairs last month, cuz I'm the ultimate klutz, and I broke my foot.  ^_^;  I'm looking at minimum 3 months in a cast and maybe surgery.  Fun times!  XD
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MikoMouse18 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Student Writer
I just went through my favorites and I found the reason I started following you. Artemis Astonished
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Animehshrinekidd777 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
Luv ur Evangelion art! Do you happen to rp it as well???
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  I don't, at least I haven't in about 15 years.  XD  I'm sick a lot, so I find it really difficult to make the time for it, since I spend what little time I feel well doing work.
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Queen-Soulia Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are goddamn awesome! Keep it up!
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!  :hug:
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Queen-Soulia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I like your art?
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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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