Hey pals!  I’m moving into a new place at this month, so it’s time for a MOVING SALE!

I’m offering a limited number of $25 colored pencil portrait commissions over on my Etsy — which is about half of what I normally charge.  Send me some reference photos (melanie.k.gillman@gmail) and I’ll draw a colored pencil portrait of you, your mom, or your cat, and mail you the original within 7-10 days!

WHOAAAA CHEEEECKKKKK ITTTTT OUUUUUTTTTTTTTTT

P.S. Thank you Jinkx Monsoon for being the lovely model seen above.

I was hired recently to illustrate a book on national parks — here’s one of the drawings I did for the cover!

I was hired recently to illustrate a book on national parks — here’s one of the drawings I did for the cover!

A quick sketch of I drew tonight of Mahalia Jackson. In that funny way that music can influence non-musical creative works, her songs have been on my mind a lot lately, as I’ve been working on this upcoming section of As the Crow Flies.

A quick sketch of I drew tonight of Mahalia Jackson. In that funny way that music can influence non-musical creative works, her songs have been on my mind a lot lately, as I’ve been working on this upcoming section of As the Crow Flies.

Portrait of a very dear member of my family who recently passed away: Ahab, the cichlid.  Wishing you many territories to claim and rocks to spit in the great Lake Malawi in the sky, friend. 

Portrait of a very dear member of my family who recently passed away: Ahab, the cichlid.  Wishing you many territories to claim and rocks to spit in the great Lake Malawi in the sky, friend.