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[Reference] - Skies and clouds (and airplane wing) by muddymelly
[Reference] - Skies and clouds (and airplane wing)
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[My FacebookTumblr, and Twitter be here; I'd be very glad to connect with you!]

I must apologize for the inclusion of a huge airplane wing in some of these photos; at the very least, I hope it provides a reference point for the coloration that the skies have upon opaque semi-gloss materials! I snapped these whilst flying from Atlanta, GA, in the early morning - and after take-off from Chicago, IL, during the afternoon* in August. 

*Which photos do you think are taken in the AM and PM? Quoth my incredibly memorable high school art teacher, Dr. Kenneth Youmans: "Sunrises appear lighter than sunsets."
(I was embarking on a trip made possible and wondrous by inknife/kaleidomaru, so it is thanks to his admirable efforts that we may enjoy such photos of aerial glory!  Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1]   It would be horridly remiss of me to not take along Skye and painfully-belated commission work, so those too came along for the trip!)

If any of my photos would make suitable stock images for your work, that'd make me most glad; I'd be grateful if you felt like linking to the piece you've created (in the comments below, perhaps?) - and if you'd consider adding a link [in your art description] to this set of pictures! Thank you so much for doing that, if you have the time and opportunity! Panda Emoji-29 (We procrastinate) [V2] 
Heart Level Up: Color Your World by muddymelly
Heart Level Up: Color Your World
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Thank you so much for your saintlike patience with me, and for looking at this piece! This funky-haired girl is Charit, the earnest mascot character I designed for my tiny (only consists of one person [the slow me] at the moment*) and slowly-coming-along humanitarian startup, Heart Level Up Studios. Charit is a virtual girl born to cheer you on! 

In-between other tasks, I'm testing different art directions for Heart Level Up. I could definitely stand to be a lot faster!!

My dear viewer, if you are either waiting on Skye: Endless Realm and/or a commissioned piece(s) from me, here is an update on the situation(s!)  

*If you've written to me to offer your skillsets, I've received your voluntary and gracious missives of help, aspiring and professional devs and artists! The slow-as-heck me will indeed write you back, or issue a proper announcement in regards to filling professional roles so that Skye: Endless Realm does indeed launch faster, as per your hopes and efforts. m(_ _)m 

The prints of this piece should have a much tinier watermark and four times the resolution! And here are 2000 by 1500 pixels wallpaper-sized versions of the piece: 
 [Wallpaper] - Heart Level Up: Color Your World by muddymelly [Wallpaper] - Heart Level Up: Color Your World II by muddymelly

Upcoming related materials:
+ Charit character design sheets and demo kit 
Heart Level Up logo design 

Hardware and software used:
+ Cintiq 21WSX
Photoshop CS6 
+ Lazy Nezumi Pro (is such a savior when it comes to controlling Photoshop brushstrokes! Please definitely give it a try and tweak it to your liking - if you wish drawing in Photoshop could be more like drawing in Paint Tool SAI!)
[Commission] - Plop by muddymelly
[Commission] - Plop
Edit: I have, a few hours ago, made a Facebook page for my artwork.

Edit 2: Looming cropped closeups of this piece on my Tumblr!

Thank you so, so much for your time in looking at this piece, which was commissioned [an astonishingly long time ago] by the exceedingly patient and encouraging Jordan Velten, who asked for her two original characters (the precocious, somewhat spoiled, and girly Sophia and her man, who complements her wiles by not giving in too easily.) 

Jordan, it was most enjoyable drawing your couple!! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity and blessing to do so. 

Dear viewer, if you are either waiting on Skye: Endless Realm and/or a commissioned piece(s) from me, here is an update on the situation(s!) 


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Melissa Hui Wang (王晖)
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Thank you very much for looking at my work! Please always share any thoughts or critiques you have; I'm grateful for the opportunity to listen to you and for your discernment that fuels my improvement. I am honored to receive your suggestions and kind encouragement! I'm currently working on --

:+favlove: Commissions for extremely magnanimous and patient people who have waited an exorbitant time. Bless y'all!!
[Commissions are currently closed; I apologize and am very grateful if you were thinking of commissioning me.]

:+favlove: My little startup, Heart Level Up Studios. "You play. We give. Game for good!"
Play with purpose @ Facebook | Tumblr | Twitter

:+favlove: ^ And Heart Level Up's first project, Skye: Endless Realm - a virtual world social network.
Help build Skye @ Facebook | Tumblr | Twitter


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pinkythepink Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means ever so much to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned! :blowkiss: Just think of the sparkles... :squee:
RoorenSama Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch, Melissa! I know you're working hard on Skye, and I really appreciate it!
Sketchon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
RedSoraFox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015   Digital Artist
You are such an inspiration. 
Your art is gorgeous and it's so enjoyable to look at.
I hope you have a wonderful day. Kao Emoji-20 (Content) [V1] 
CrazyMentoBox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHEESH!! Your art is insane!! Very, very well done!!
nancie-x Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely one of the best artists here. The colours you use and style of art is just outstanding. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
KawaiiAkiSakura Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Gahhh!! I had no idea you had a dA!!
Good luck with Skye!
Wrixle-tart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to play Skye :D
Kyorukki Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
discovered Skye today...

can't wait *O* 
pls let it be soon

>>>is prepared to ditch gaia for good Cx
Meiko55 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Hi again! Long time no see! So, is Skye: Endless Realm going to open soon? ^^
yuuike Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch dear:iconbrohugplz:
Rakusaru Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for visiting my DA page! :D
Jadeypew Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you will be better than GaiaOnline and TinierMe. I hope you wont end up making us spend a lot for outfits or banning a lot of innocent people without proof. c:
Don't end up having a downfall like the rest of the other sites.

I have faith and you and I will be supporting you from now on!

 An ex-Tinierme User and Recently Banned (AGAIN) GaiaOnline User.
Ejlen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave and watch 
Im very grateful :heart:
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