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5937 Carversville Road
Doylestown, PA, 18902
United States


Michele Melcher Illustration, Philadelphia based illustrator, artist, painter.


Ugly beginnings

Michele Melcher

Most non-creatives cannot look at a rough sketch or color study and envision what the final art will look like. Usually when I do color studies for clients I have got to make them look pretty darned close to what the finished art is going to look like so that they don’t think that they are getting something unfinished. It’s the nature of of the business and part of my job. THEN there’s the OTHER times when I know that nobody but me is going to see sketches. This can get really ugly. I can guarantee that the resulting chicken scratch probably wouldn’t sense to anyone else but it’s usually all that I need get started on a finish. Here’s a really ugly example of a color sketch for something that I’m currently working on. I’ll be sure to post the final when it’s ready. Until then, enjoy this little eyesore!