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Melissa B. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 5, 2015

Melissa B.

Always look on the bright side!
   United States
  |   Metamora, MI
  |  8:57 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Top quality artwork in vibrant color. Specializing in freehand illustration. Children's book illustrations, book cover illustration and design, formatting books for CreateSpace and eBooks for Kindle, graphic design, logos, t-shirt design, fashion illustration, word art ... whatever you need, 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

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Jun 16, 2015|Illustration|Private|Completed
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Jun 15, 2015|Illustration|Private|Working
May 14, 2015|Illustration|Private|Completed
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May 8, 2015|Illustration|Private|Working

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Portfolio

Two page spread illustration for the children's book "Broc and Cara's Picnic...
Full page illustration for the book "Wilbur and the Ball" by Chris Swainson....
Full page illustration for the children's book "Wilbur and the Ball" by Chris...
Two page spread for "What I Ate at Eight". Colored pencil on paper....
Spot illustration for the book "A Ducky Cure for the Hiccups". Watercolor on...
Two page spread for Princess Audria's Paintbrush, by Melanie Saladino. Client...
Full page illustration done for the book "Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home" by...
Full page illustration for the book "The Story of Peter Pudgy". Illustration...
Two page spread for the book "Shybug". Watercolor on illustration board....
Two page spread from "If You Hand Your Mom a Rice Cake". Watercolor and ink...
Cover illustration, design and formatting for the book "Countdown 'til Daddy Comes...
T-shirt design for the brand Pigtail Pals and Ballcap Buddies. Freehand illustration...
Watercolor and pen and ink on watercolor paper.
Illustration done for a designer with colored pencil and ink. Scanned at 300dpi.
Fashion illustration for a website. Simplistic style requested by client.
Freehand illustration done in retro style. Colored pencil and ink drawing.
Freehand drawing done with grayscale Prismacolor pencils. The hands spell out LOVE in...
Medical illustration created for a client on Elance. Pencil and watercolor. Labeling...
Pen and ink on paper.
Sketch done in ebony and 2b pencil of my friend's horse Classic.
Logo developed for a company in the UK. Drawn freehand and executed with watercolor on...
Sample business card template created with Photoshop.
Logo I created for myself. Photoshop. 90 x 310 pixels.
Sample logo created for a janitorial business. Leaf drawn freehand, then colored and...
Bridal fashion illustration done for client of her in her wedding dress. Drawn...

Skills (15)

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Illustration
Book Cover Design
Format & Layout
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Storyboarding
Drawing
Children's book illustration
Watercolor Painting
Portrait Painting
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Service Description

10+ years experience freelancing:

Children's book illustrations, 32 books completed

Book formatting for print using InDesign (for CreateSpace, Lulu, Friesens, and more) and eBooks (Kindle).

Book cover illustration and design

Children's book editing and proofreading

T-shirt design

Fashion illustration for websites and fashion designers

Medical illustration

Graphic design: book & cd covers, logos, business cards, promotional materials, flow charts

Other: artwork commissioned for personal gifts, portraits, word art, landscape paintings, murals

Artwork in a variety of mediums: pen and ink, pencil drawings, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media.

Proficient in Photoshop: photo editing, formatting, page design, digital coloring, storyboarding, page mock-ups

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Employment

self-employed
Freelance artist
2001 - Present
Starting with mainly murals and portraits, I've been commissioned more and more steadily for various works, including children's illustration, fashion illustration, t-shirt design, logos...the list...
Goofy Faces
Caricaturist/Face Painter
2010 - 2010
Worked at the Toledo Zoo as a caricature artist and face painter. Not only was it fun to be outdoors and working with the public, this experience added yet another facet to my artistic style.

Keywords

children's books
children's illustration
illustration
illustrator
freehand
graphic design
drawing
children's book illustrator
watercolor
cover illustration
cover design
book cover design
book formatting
eBook formatting
children's book editing
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