The Artist

H. Rose Meloche is an illustrator, graphic designer and dabbling tech geek. She currently lives in Washington DC and works for the Discovery Channel, while attending the Academy of Design Technology in order to update her Associates degree in design to a Bachelors.

Q. When does the page update?
A. Whenever I have something new. ^_^

Q. What do you draw with?
A. It varies. If I have time and my scanner is working, I’ll draw on paper (nothing fancy, just sketchbook paper) with pencil or black micron pens. If the scanner decides to be a paperweight, I’ll draw directly in Manga Studio or Painter using my Cintiq tablet. Colors are usually applied in Photoshop.

Q. What programs do you use?
A. Photoshop CS3, Corel Painter X, and Manga Studio Debut 3.0.

Q. PC or Mac?
A. Mac. Specifically a 17″ Macbook Pro. I’ve been on the Mac platform ever since the old SE-30’s with the little built in 3 inch black and white screen. ^_^ Windows and I don’t talk to each other very well. I also use a little 6″ Wacom tablet and a much larger Cintiq tablet.

Q. Do you do commissions?
A. Not usually. Between work, school, and freelance work, I barely have time to draw for myself, much less take on anything additional. It’s a time constraint, not a lack of willingness, but I learned the hard way it’s better to not promise what I can’t deliver.