My name is Melanie and I wear many hats. Preferably funny, expressive ones that tell stories. My emphasis is on character design, animated posing and I adore drawing animals. On the lighter side, I have an interest in telling stories that have kids and animals in imaginative and funny situations. On the serious side, I have an interest to focus on conservation and the environment and books that allow kids to relate to differences and emotions in a positive way. I love research and will often fall down rabbit holes while doing it. I have a couple of artistic styles and I will bounce back and forth depending on the tone of the illustration. I also like big sloppy dogs, long walks with friends, and if you buy me cheese I will love you forever!