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Food Illustrations

I’m currently working on creating an illustrated vegetable alphabet. Having been recently commissioned to draw food illustrations for a recipe book I felt spurred on to create more food illustrations- particularly fresh fruit and veg. The project is playing out on instagram where I release one veg per post – so far I’ve done A-G. Looking forward to see the whole collection!

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Map work for Dairyland Farm World

I’ve recently received the printed leaflets for DairyLand Farmworld with my maps on the back and they look so cool! I think the matt paper stock they’re printed on makes them feel super special and also lends themselves to little ones scribbling on the areas they have visited.  Creative direction was from the good folks at Idenna and they were pretty relaxed with how I worked the style. You can pick up one of these at any tourist point or supermarket in Cornwall that has a flyer area.  

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Valentine Illustration Challenge

I’ve just completed a 14 day valentine illustration challenge- producing 1 new piece of love themed artwork each day from the 1st-14th February. This is my second challenge I’ve completed to help me produce new work to license on a specific theme. It really helps me to focus and produce work in a short period of time- a little like going on a bootcamp- it’s intense but gets your illustration muscles working! Below are the results:

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Melanie Chadwick showing at Blueprint Show NYC

I’m delighted to announce I will be showing my work with Pure Illustration at the May Blueprint Show in New York. Since January I have been working on creating new pieces for my portfolio in particular greeting cards for a range of occasions. If you are based in the area or will be attending the show make sure to introduce yourself to Richard at Pure Illustration -booth number 11 from 12-16th May at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  

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Mollie Makes Issue 63 Illustration Commission

I was super excited to be asked to design and illustrate a set of 8 pages for UK based Magazine Mollie Makes. The brief was to include a variety of quotes and patterns and use a fresh colour palette across the work. I chose quotes that inspire me and are fun as well as a favourite colour palette I like to use – cool greens, pastel pinks, peach with a splash of gold.

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Digital Nomad – MATS BOOTCAMP

Here is my June assignment for MATS bootcamp-editorial illustration for an article on being a digital nomad. In this piece I experimented with textures and brushes in Photoshop having created the main part if it in illustrator. This is a new way of working for me as I usually tend to stick to just working in illustrator. I’m looking forward to working in this way more!

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Custom designed wedding products

I’ve just completed some new work for a couple of wedding related projects. The first I’d like to show you is this sweet illustrated portrait of a couple for their HAG (Hen/Stag) do. A friend of theirs commissioned me to illustrate them with their names and year of wedding and a hashtag of an in joke they all shared. I then screen printed them on tees so that the HAG party could all wear them on their fun day out! The second project was to come up with a few floral wedding motifs which could then be used in and across a couple’s wedding stationery and menus. All the flowers illustrated were the ones that would be used in the bride’s bouquet and around the wedding venue so I worked within a tight colour palette too. Handwritten lettering was also required for particular headings and names.

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Catch of the day- MATS Bootcamp

This was MATS bootcamp assignment for February. To create a circular scene inspired by an artist that you admire. I chose the Norwegian artist and ceramic painter Turi Gramstad- Oliver of Figgjo Flint fame. If you are familiar with her work you may be able to tell my fisherman and creatures all have a similarly styled face.

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The Tortoise and Hare book cover

This book jacket illustration was created for Lilla Roger’s online course MATS. A really fun assignment to create a book cover for Aesop Fable’s The Tortoise and The Hare. I wanted to design something that would tell the story in a more modern way and convey a  rivalry between school peers.