Melissa Rachel Black's Profile
I'm an illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. I make really simple black and white illustrations, not too different than what used to pepper the insides and outsides of my notebooks throughout school. I used to think I couldn't call myself an artist, because I can't draw photo-realistically, I'm terrible at proportions, and perspective and I will never be friends.
Eventually I decided to accept and embrace my style. I now have my own greeting card company, a book of downloadable stock illustrations, and I get to draw for people all over the world. On Valentine's Day 2013, I got my deer illustration tattooed on my arm--the very same deer that was the first illustration I sold--as a reminder that I'm enough, that imperfections are beautiful and what make us human, and to publish even though I'm scared.
My style is a reflection of my beliefs and my…
- Born on January 8
- Joined June 23, 2009