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Art Conversation with a Buddy

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5 simbi per package - Virtual OK

I will talk with you about art! I love talking about art, and I enjoy sharing my love for art with others. Art classes are 20% learning technique, 30% giving and receiving critique, and 50% using your skills. I've had lots of schooling, but I can never get enough conversation and critique with other artists.

We can brainstorm art ideas for things to make.
You can ask me about what I'm currently working on. I just opened an etsy shop!
We can talk about the Elements and Principles of Design, the Golden Rule, the 12 Principles of Animation. They aren't as scary nor as strict as they sound.
We can talk about Inktober and/or Drawloween. They're both daily drawing commitments for the month of October.

I can coach you with ideas for how to get better or exercises specifically about a thing that you need help with along with follow up conversations if you'd like critique on an exercise you finished.

This is totally informal and you don't have to have a goal in mind when you contact me. I'm happy to talk about art any time. :)

Training & Qualifications


I took a couple years of art history in college, and I have a bachelor's degree in computer animation. I've also taught animation for a couple years.

I kept doing art after my 3rd grade teacher told me I was terrible. I won a class art competition the same year that happened with an unrelated artwork. They're not all gonna be winners, and no single failure defines an artist. Keep making things and surround yourself with people that are encouraging and share your love for creative pursuits.

Trading Preference: I prefer exchanging services

Reviews of Melissa


Melanie received Package of Art Conversation with a Buddy from Melissa
Nov 05, 2016
Melissa is very well versed in artwork and easy to talk to! She was very informative and helpful to me. I would definitely use her services again.
Maria received Unit of T-shirt Design from Melissa
Nov 02, 2016
Wow. Very fast service. Great job.
Adam received Session of Art Critique from Melissa
Oct 26, 2016
She did a great job telling me some things that need work and was courteous.
CJ provided Unit of I'll make your skin care products for Melissa
Oct 13, 2016
Melissa was wonderful for work with. She let me know what she needed, and was very friendly and agreeable.
Benjamin received Unit of T-shirt Design from Melissa
Oct 09, 2016
Melissa is really friendly and easy to work with. She is very speedy as well.
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Lailah bought Kawaii Lantern Festival from Melissa
Oct 04, 2016
Received thank you!!
Kat bought Kawaii Lantern Festival from Melissa
Sep 30, 2016
It fits in perfectly with my collection. Bigger than I thought but that is quite alright. Very fast delivery, thank you!
Michaela sold Oak Sketch to Melissa
Sep 29, 2016
Fun trade! Thanks!
Doug bought Kawaii Lantern Festival from Melissa
Sep 28, 2016
quick and fast easy transaction
Amanda bought Kawaii Lantern Festival from Melissa
Sep 27, 2016
This artwork is amazing and adorable!

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I'm happy to share my talents and enjoy more from life without stressing about money. I spend all day creating. Getting others' projects finished plus appreciation feels great!
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T-shirt Design
QuicksterStarTalentedHelper
I'm happy to share my talents and enjoy more from life without stressing about money. I spend all day creating. Getting others' projects finished plus appreciation feels great!
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T-shirt Design

About Melissa Baldwin

I'm passionate about making things. I'm an artist. I sculpt, sew, draw, graphic design, paint, and animate. Drawing is number one. I'm always drawing and I expect to draw for the rest of my life. My s...tyle is flexible, but I love cute stuff! My style shifts over time, but artists seem to eternally strive to be better. I recently started an online storefront for my artwork. I'm really excited to start sharing my work with a wider audience. I grew up as an army brat, so I have lived in a million places. People can be different from place to place, but what we want from life is the same; a happy home life, good health, and to feel appreciated for our efforts. Diversity and being different is invaluable. The way educated and worldly people are different is that experiencing other cultures isn't just on a screen, it's the norm. I'm half-Filipino and half-English. I think that's why I drink a lot of tea and enjoy being near the ocean. I'm interested in Japanese language and Kawaii lifestyle. My goal is to fill my world with cute! show more

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