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She-Ra by MeliHitchcock She-Ra :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 48 5 Alone by MeliHitchcock Alone :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 35 7 Dragonfly Drake by MeliHitchcock Dragonfly Drake :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 79 7 Key Finder by MeliHitchcock Key Finder :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 31 14 DevID 01 by MeliHitchcock DevID 01 :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 2 0 Slight Regrets by MeliHitchcock Slight Regrets :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 149 50 The Giver by MeliHitchcock The Giver :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 86 25 Star Chasers by MeliHitchcock Star Chasers :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 1,918 307 Plotting by MeliHitchcock Plotting :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 97 49 Evil Genius Stamp by MeliHitchcock Evil Genius Stamp :iconmelihitchcock:MeliHitchcock 12 11

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How To Draw v1.3
Part 1: What is Drawing?
This is how I've come to understand the act of drawing. It’s best to first set the semantics (the specific meaning of the words) straight, so there are no crossed purposes.
By 'drawing' I mean loosely the act of making visually representative marks on a surface.
Anyone can draw. Anyone can attempt to recreate what they see in front of them - or a scene they imagine - by making marks on a piece of paper. If you hear someone say "I can't draw", slap them for me. As long as they have a moving part to which a pencil can be taped, they can draw.
However, "attempt" is the operative word here... because that's all anyone can ever do. They can come indefinitely close to recreating what they see or imagine, but no matter what they produce, it can always be improved upon. Bear this in mind, I’ll come back to it in a moment.
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Steam Rolling into the New Year

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 12, 2013, 6:39 PM

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Star Chasers by MeliHitchcock
Star Chasers

New Year n All That

Well that new year certainly crept up faster than I anticipated! I hope everyone's Christmas was jolly and they made a bunch of New Years resolutions to break in three months. :D My holiday was spent kicking my feet up and enjoying the last week of December at home, relaxing and purging a lot of my house hold items. I've just got to a point that I want to de-clutter even though I still have a TON of items. It's so amazing how much you accumulate over the years! My goal is to downsize on quite a bit of furniture and replace some others this year. Since I repainted my living room, I want to get a whole new look, but bills kept attacking the wallet so it really prevented a lot of getting what I wanted. In two months, that will be alllll over with and I can start saving again. wooHOO! Such a happy feeling to be debt free. Part of an ongoing resolution has been to be more diligent with my budget. It's so easy to get away with over spending and lately I've just come to the conclusion that all this stuff is just that... stuff. Honestly, when the Waldo Canyon fire was going on I did a little video detailing all the items I had. I was left thinking that, aside my cats, computer, and WETA LOTR sculptures, I really didn't care about anything else. It all could have burned to ash and replacing them would have been a cinch. I think I've just hit a point where materialism has lost all real appeal to me. I allowed myself to get wrapped up in it and in the end it doesn't really mean anything to me. I'd rather be spending that cash going and seeing somewhere new and exciting.

New Lil Baby

So around last November after tossing a great deal of junk from my office, I decided to investigate reptiles. I've really wanted one bad for the last three years now, always worrying whether or not I'd have the money or time for it, and have been researching quite heavily into what would be compatible with my schedule. I've always been a fan of geckos but as I did more homework on them I wasn't sure if I'd be able to meet their humidity needs. So I ended up looking at bearded dragons instead. As long as I was able to find an adult, they seemed perfect! Imagine my surprise when I discovered a coworkers son was interested in selling his. So just a week ago last Saturday, I went and brought him home. Meet Hermies! :D

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He's such a little PEACH! This little guy hasn't even undergone much relocation stress and has let me handle him, bath him, and feed him on a regular basis just about every day since I brought him home. He did get a little agitated the first day, he black bearded and puffed himself all up when he saw his reflection in the glass. I ended up having to cover part of the vivarium so he'd stop. But other than that day, he's wanted to be held and generally lets me know when he wants out. Right now he's shedding and kind of rubbing himself all over everything. I think some of his old skin wasn't shed properly on his nose but I think the baths will help with that! More images below and at my imgur page:

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  • Drinking: Tea


Melissa Hitchcock
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Meli has trained primarily as a Technical Illustrator and has worked for the past 10 years within the government contract world. She has done various illustrations for numerous technical manuals for Air Force Space Command. Meli is well versed in vector based programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. Many illustrations depict isometric line art illustrating various equipment being broken down into parts or redrawing schematics from other contractor agencies.

On the side, she freelances creative illustrations for various private commissions. Much of her work reflects her deep passion for fantasy related myths and creatures as well as her fascination for animals and subjects of whimsy.

She is currently available for commission.




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CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
your icon is adorable :3 I love cuttlefish
YikYik Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Melissa! Are you still here? Long time no see. I hope you're ok. :) I'm trying to get to art myself atm. Been a long time since I was really active anywhere. Anyway, hope you're doing all right! :nod:
Wrenchpede Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Can people share your art on tumblr (credited properly, of course)?
Tamarandom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave on my silly Corypheus comic :D
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eReSaW Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
thank you so much for faving :hug:
Lei-Ren Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for the fav! =D
Trollbraut Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Hej, thank you :sun: Have a great day!!
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:('s) :love:
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