Custom illustrations will set you apart. They can help you tell your story, record an important event, and shape your message. Hand drawn pictures will help you stand out in this digital world. I specialize in playful drawings a variety of media. I also offer hand-lettering services. I would love to illustrate your book, label, website, poster, invitation... whatever you have that needs a picture, be it personal or for your business.
I would be happy to discuss your project; for more information on options and pricing, please contact Melinda by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This painting was commissioned by the daughter of the folks in it for her dad's 70th birthday. It's based on a lovely photo from the 70s - check out those groovy sneakers! So sweet a photo... parents-to-be, hand in hand. I so enjoyed putting myself in the scene and imagining their story while I was painting. A delightful commission to work on.
Watercolor on paper, 10 1/8" x 15 1/4". © 2018 Melinda Nettles | LEAN2creativeworks.
Here is a little something I made to celebrate the pending arrival of a new baby. It's a due-date guessing game that also became a record of who was there (the guests filled in the flags with their names), and art to frame for the wall of the baby's room.
Pencil and colored pencil on paper. © 2015 Melinda Nettles | LEAN2creativeworks.
Commemorate an Event!
Why not capture those special events in life with a one-of-a-kind picture? New babies, retirements, graduations, weddings, quinceañeras, and other special birthdays? They all need a little something unique.
Or, if you need a baby-something that is ready to go, the cards and prints you can find in the Shop were also created to celebrate a particular baby, but now they can be yours too!
Or perhaps something bigger than your usual card is needed? Take a look at these mural-sized retirement party decorations I drew for a recent commission.