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

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Single in the Suburbs

Michele Melcher

Single in the Suburbs

Single in the Suburbs

I recently illustrated the spread and spots for feature article, "Single in the Suburbs", by Melissa Jacobs, for the February issue of Main Line Today. This assignment was really fun and I had a good time using my imagination to depict the article's dishing on candid tales of the trials, tribulations and successes of the over 40 divorced and dating scene of the Philadelphia suburbs.

From middle aged benz-driving cougars and their boy-toys to the blatant forwardness rife in today's dating app culture, this article is an eyebrow-raising read. Check out the spread (above) and the accompanying spots to the story in all of it's juicy detail below.

Special thanks to Cristela at Main Line Today for the Art Direction!

The Right Ap-proach

The Right Ap-proach

Love Life Fails

Love Life Fails

The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce

The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

 

 

Introducing CARNIVORE - Week 1. Vulpes, Vulpes (Red Fox)

Michele Melcher

Vulpes, vulpes (Red Fox)

Vulpes, vulpes (Red Fox)

Hello. I am so happy that I can finally launch this project today and share it with you! It has been in the works for almost exactly a year and was born out of my innate need to create. I was feeling burnt out by the quick turnaround, heavily art directed work that is required of me a lot of the time. I love what I get to do as an illustrator but I really needed to feed my creative soul. Sometimes you need just need to make stuff for the sake of making stuff. It can't be work all of the time. If you are a creative, you will know what I am talking about. So without further ado, let me introduce my fine art drawing series, CARNIVORE.

About Carnivore

I have always been fascinated by wildlife and how animals live and survive in the world. Hunt or be hunted. This body of work is about those creatures who hunt. Nature is beautiful and it is brutal. And everyone needs to eat.

Each animal in this series has been meticulously researched and drawn as close to life-size as possible. No details have been spared and some of the smaller drawings have been painstakingly created with the use of a magnifying lens.

The drawings have been professionally scanned by the historic Athenaeum of Philadelphia on their Cruse Scanner to capture every detail down to the finest hair in order to produce a print as close to the original work as possible.

All printing is done on archival Hahnemuhle photo rag paper by Stockbridge Fine Art in Philadelphia PA, specialists in the production of custom fine art prints for museums and galleries worldwide.

A very special thanks to Brian at PRIMER for helping with the set up of my website and for always being supportive of the work that I do. THANK YOU! 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

Michele Melcher

Mark your calendars! I'm am thrilled to the core to finally be able to tell you all about a new series that I have been working on behind the scenes for the past year. CARNIVORE is a collection of exquisitely detailed fine art illustrations. I'm not going to share too much about the work yet and ruin the surprise but think about the title and let that get your imagination going.

Beginning Wednesday, February 1st, a new piece will be released every week for at least 7 weeks. I am actively creating new work to add to the collection so that just a starting number. Limited edition, high quality, fine art prints as well as original art will be available for purchase in the shop upon each release. When they are gone, they are gone, so make sure that you don't miss out. Follow my Instagram account for weekly updates, launch times, sneak peek premiers and progress shots.

It's been really hard for me to be patient and keep this thing under wraps for so long. I'm so excited to be able to share it all with you soon. THANK YOU!

 

Magazine cover illustration for Georgia Tech School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Magazine.

Michele Melcher

This past summer I had the great opportunity to work with the folks at The H. Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech on the cover illustration for the Fall, 2016 edition of their alumni magazine. I can finally post the illustration which is a group portrait of several key individuals who are involved with the school: Standing - Pinar Keskinocak, William W. George Chair and Professor and Monica Villareal, (Ph. D. IE 15) former George Fellow. Seated - Bill (BSIE 64, Honorary Ph.D. 08) and Penny George and Sheereen Brown (BSIE 12, MSHS 14) former George Fellow.

Special thanks to Barbara and the team over at ISYE for the creative direction!