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Illustration of Dean Gary S. May for Georgia Tech Engineers magazine.

Michele Melcher

A few months back I was contacted by Georgia Institute of Technology to illustrate a portrait of Dean Gary S. May for the cover of the College of Engineering magazine. This portrait illustration will be featured on an upcoming issue of "Georgia Tech Engineers".  Although it is not yet published I do have permission to post the illustration.  It is such an honor to have been able to create such great work for one of the leading Universities in the world. Thank you to everyone at Georgia Tech who helped with your direction and feedback.

Dean Gary S. May in front of iconic Tech Tower at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dean Gary S. May in front of iconic Tech Tower at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Cover portrait of author, Mary Roach for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Magazine.

Michele Melcher

Mary Roach Portrait

Years ago at an old place of work, a co-worker who had gotten to know me and my fascination with morbid science gave me a book that they had read titled, "Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers".  The author, Mary Roach, spun an informed and enthralling account of all of the different and sometimes interesting "adventures" that can happen to your body when you die and donate it to science. I won't go into detail (read the book!) but I will tell you that some of those things go far beyond your regular old medical student anatomy class dissection.

When I was asked to draw Mary Roach for this week's Printers Row Journal, I finally got to put a face with the woman who has written so many great scientific non fiction titles including, "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife", "Gulp: Adventure on the Alimentary Canal" and other methodical tales that answer all of those questions in the back of your mind that you were always afraid to ask.

Her new book called, "Grunt, the Science of Humans at War", is featured in this week's Printers Row Magazine. I have not read the book but National Geographic Journalist, Simon Worrall describes, "War is Hell. Mary Roach met the folks who make it less so. These "white hat military scientists" try to keep soldiers alive and comfortable."

 

Printers Row Magazine cover featuring illustrated portrait of Mary Roach.

Printers Row Magazine cover featuring illustrated portrait of Mary Roach.

Trump, Trump and Awaaaay!

Michele Melcher

Trump, Trump and awaaaay!

Trump, Trump and awaaaay!

I usually stay away from discussing or posting about politics or religion because most of the time it causes nothing but trouble. Oh election season: it's everywhere and there is no escape. I can't even go on Facebook to look at photos of kittens without some meme about Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders popping up and that's really annoying.

All that being said I think that this illustration of the orange one speaks for itself. This is the only political post that you are going to see from me this election year, so enjoy it!

 

Team Portraits for messageLOUD.com

Michele Melcher

I recently had the opportunity to work with messageLOUD to create illustrated team portraits for their new website. This company is doing great things! They created an app that actually reads your emails and texts out loud so that you don't have to while you are driving. To read more about messageLOUD and what they are doing to keep you safe, check them out here.