New Silhouette Series
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Some recent personal work was sparked by the song “Black Swan” by Thom Yorke. The term applies to a highly unlikely event with catastrophic repercussions, that in hindsight many will argue we should have seen coming. This seems to apply very aptly to the current moment. I loved the look of this first piece, so moved on to several others inspired by invasive species, endangered species, and my own nature observations. The pieces start with a pencil sketch but are then drawn digitally using both Procreate for the iPad Pro and Photoshop.

Melissa Washburn
Tel: (1) 219-916-6893

I specialize in unique, nature-inspired work for editorial, packaging, and advertising. I am based in Northwest Indiana, but grew up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in… Show more.

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Member since 2nd January, 2017
2012-2013 Indiana Arts Commission IAP Grant
Quarto Publishing Group, Workman Publishing, Smithsonian Magazine, Edible Michiana, Charlotte Home and Garden, Keweenaw Coffee Works, Spirituality and Health Magazine, Indiana Dune…
I had the pleasure of commissioning Melissa to create a fundraising illustration for dragonfly conservation. Melissa not only delivered a captivating image, on deadline, she also went above and beyond by hand-coloring each and every one of her prints. Melissa is a talented professional who understands the big impact of small details and going the extra mile. I wholeheartedly endorse Melissa as an illustrator, a professional, and a genuinely nice person.
— Molly Schafer, Artist & Director of Endangered Species Print Project