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Michele Melcher Illustration, Philadelphia based illustrator, artist, painter.


Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest

Michele Melcher

Last year I was approached by rock illustrator, Mark Rudolph, to contribute to "Metal Gods: a Tribute to Judas Priest" coming out next month by Decibel Books. I've been a fan of Mark's work  for a while- he has done A LOT of cool stuff. Plus, I grew up listening to heavy music, Judas Priest included, due to being the youngest 3 loud music loving kids. The book is an collaboration choc a bloc full of illustrations from many talented artists and I can't wait to see it in person.

Here are my two contributions to the book. I got to draw the Metal God himself, Rob Halford. I was asked to do a portrait of him as well as one of the band during a the very spikey and leatheryperiod of their career. It was so much fun and I'm proud to be a part of it. You can pre order the book through Decibel Books here.

Rob Halford

Rob Halford

Hell Bent for Leather

Hell Bent for Leather

Portrait illustration for Smithsonian Magazine

Michele Melcher

I'm very excited to share this: I had the HUGE honor to create portrait illustrations for the contributor page of this month's issue of Smithsonian Magazine. You can see my portraits of author, Tony Perrottet, artist, Haisam Hussain and photographer Gina LaVey. Scroll down to see close ups of the artwork.


The Couch Crusher - Illustration for Men's Health Magazine

Michele Melcher

I recently had the opportunity to do this funny illustration for the April issue of Men's Health Magazine. Every month there is a column featuring exercises with how-to technical instructions accompanied by an illustration. This set of moves is called the "couch crusher" and you can do them while you are watching TV. Fear not if you have become one with your sofa while binge-watching Star Trek during the cold winter months - you can get ripped and never miss an episode! Just make sure that you don't freak out the dog break any furniture while your at it ;) 

Thanks to Robert and Pete for the Art Direction!