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Michele Melcher  Independent Illustrator and artist. Seeker of fun. Lover of weird. For commissions please email. For print purchases visit

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Took a break to see Papa and the ghouls tonight in all of their schlocky glory. 👻💀
#Ghost #papaemeritus #fillmore #philadelphia #summerfun #popestar

Before and after. It's amazing what some paint can do. There is an abundance of knotty pine in the 1980's addition which we are painting over. Spending as many hours that I can this week fixing things in the house before jumping back into work.
#buckscounty #farmhouse #oldhouse #fixerupper #wip #1803 #1983 #knottypine #steadyhand #soleburypa #Carversville

At long last, tomorrow morning we settle on our new home! 1/2 of the house is from 1983. The other half of the house is from 1803. I'm not quite sure which part is scarier so I am bringing this just in case. Thanks @killinmesmallberries !
#oldhouse #farmhouse #sage #smudge #banish #clear #itsokiftheghostsarenice #woodpaneling #1803 #1983

Chubby canal cat. I've met this chatty fatty a couple of times while running on the towpath. She lives in one of the houses that butts up to the canal and always comes over to say hello😻

#cats #catsofinstagram #cowcats #pinktongue #catsoflambertville #lambertville #newjersey #dandrcanal

Process continued. A more detailed (than usual) Moleskine pencil sketch from my digital sketch. There are some things that I like in the digital sketch better than this pencil version and vice versa so I will be referencing both when I work on the final drawing.
#art #artist #sketch #sketchbook #moleskine #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #artistsoninstagram #darkart #fromwithin #spiritualism #possessed #michelemelcher #wip

Process: Sometimes I will start a sketch digitally. This helps when I can visualize something but can't quite put it onto paper without erasing and starting over 500 times. It allows for quick changes but ends up looking like something out of a graphic novel which is not the look I am trying to achieve. Here's a couple shots of an in-progress digital sketch that I am working on. If I move forward with it the next step will be to do a pencil sketch to bring back the soft quality light and edges while fine tuning the idea. Sometimes I wish that I could make a beautiful sketch on paper every time but thats not how it works for me.
#process #wip #sketch #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #michelemelcher #drawing #darkart #spiritualism #possession

Pretty excited about this glorious victorian inspired frame that I just ordered for my creepy ghost cat-lady thing drawing. Squeal!
#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #michelemelcher #drawing #ghost #victorian #cats #catlady #Familiar #spiritualism

A holiday weekend with no plans so I entertained myself with a very long hike along the river close to where we will soon be living. I am originally from this area and it is steeped in American history. It is nice to be back. I snapped some shots and attempted an an "old timey" historical version along with the modern shot. ⬅️Swipe left for the photos and a brief history lesson: 1-Defunct Delaware Canal lock no. 12 of 25. The canal path is 60 miles long running from Bristol to Easton PA and was built in the mid 1800's. The last commercial use of it was in October of 1931. 2- a view looking North up the river from about 1.5 miles south of lock 12. 3- white tailed doe and her 2 babies (only one pictured) foraging in the dry canal. The PA side of the canal was heavily damaged from hurricanes in 2003 and sections have been in disrepair since. 4- The bar at The Black Bass Hotel, Lumberville PA. This was a Tory (English Occupied) inn during the Revolutionary War. 5- Old Glory hanging from the foot bridge which spans the Delaware between Lumberville, PA. and Raven Rock (Bull's Island) NJ. I hope that you all have a happy Independence Day! 💥🇺🇸💥 #july #july4th
#delawarerivertowns #pennsylvania #buckscounty #America #independenceday #history #ruins #americanhistory

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