Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fastest and most humbling 30 days...



For those who know me well, know a few years ago I was close to giving up on art. I was also quite angry and cynical. Life served me up something painful enough to get me there. Over the years, art was my meditation. It was that place I could go where it was just me and the paper. No past, no future, no pain....just being. Though that journey is how I learned it was the gift for me. That it was okay to live and dream again..

 I'm content to just "dook" out something. Not for the quality of it, but for how blessed I am for the time I get to do them. I never would have thought so many people would be so kind to me for that. I wish that could go back in time to the "me" who made the decision to "keep on keepin on" and tell him thanks, it was well worth it. 

I feel like this book is one way of doin that. For all of you that  have come by and supported me through years, I wish I could hand you the feelings that your kindness has given me. My soul is overflowing with gratitude and I love you for showing me the best part of this world...  I can't thank you enough for making this book a reality through this kickstarter campaign and being apart of this creative journey of mine. Beyond humbled..


Down to the last four hours..


Gonna go get ready to film the demo video then spend the rest of my weekend pouring this happiness into my beautiful family ( who put up with my high anxiety through this whole thing :)

Keep on keepin on!

Friday, May 27, 2016




So I totally ripped off Guy Francis at lunch by trading my watercolor dook for one of his majestic inkalicious mermaids...i know..I normally dont take advantage like that, but had to have it! Was nice to see a huge turn out at todays lunch!



16 hours left on the kickstarter!! So excited to get the book out...cant wait! Keep on keepin on!

Its the final countdown!!!



Its the final countdown!!! Last day of the Kickstarter campaign (link : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melmadedooks/mel-made-dooks-an-art-book

So happy to have hit my final stretch goal!! So that means everyone who backed the PDF tier on up will get the video demo/tutorial  and for those who backed a physical copy of the book you will will receive the bonus four prints on top of the video. Im so excited to be able to get this project off the ground and can't thank you guys enough for makin it happen! Words dont cover it.. Quick Pencil dook this morn.. Keep on keepin on!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

2 days left!!


2 days left on the kickstarter campaign! Link :

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melmadedooks/mel-made-dooks-an-art-book

 Hoping to get that last stretch goal and make that video demo tutorial ( goes to all who backed the pdf tier on up ) Check it out if you havent and share if youd like to support it! Another quick portrait dook this morning... keep on keepin on!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Soooooo close!!



Quick Pencil dook this afternoon...Man so close to the last stretch goal on the kickstarter : 


 Nerve wrackin I tell ya hahah! Thanks for all the support and shares.Overwhelmingly humbled by this experience! .. keep on keepin on!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pencil Sketch Dook..


Quick Pencil Sketch Dook this morning.. Final days of the kickstarter! Link: 


It flew by!! You guys rock and cant thank you enough. Keep on Keepin on!



Monday, May 23, 2016

Quick Photoshop Dook



Quick Photoshop Dook..Goin for simplicity, plus Im tired...heheh..Final days of my kickstarter...So ready and excited to go get em printed and sent out!  Keep on keepin on!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

More watercolor dookin...



More watercolor dookin this afternoon...Supergirl. Heading into the final stretch with the kickstarter campain link: 


final 5 days. Been quite the emotional ride for me and I cant thank you all enough for your support.. Keep on keepin on!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Watercolor dooks..


Watercolor dooks this evening..I would love to eventually feel comfortable with watercolors , so I guess I need to put in the time.. Kickstarter is winding down..less than a week to go..hope to hit the last stretch goal! Keep on keepin on!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Happiest Friday!!



Happiest Friday!! Quick Curly Hair Scribble Dook this morning... Off to my daughters preschool graduation..it goes so quickly  *sniff.. Last week of my kickstarter campaign ..Link here:


Have a great weekend and keep on keepin on!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Quick Head Sketch Dook...


Quick Pencil Head Sketch Dook this morning... slowly getting to the 35k stretch goal which would be a video tutorial/demo for all tiers from the 10 pdf on up would get. So if youd like to support my kickstarter please share it:


I cant wait for the book to start makin its way to you guys and cant thank you enough for all the kindness..means the world. Keep on keepin on!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

And a quick Photoshop Sketch Dook..


And a quick Photoshop Sketch Dook this afternoon..Keep on keepin on!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melmadedooks/mel-made-dooks-an-art-book

Harley Quinn Ink Dook..



Harley Quinn Ink Dook this morning.. and of course if you havent checked it 


please do and share it if youd like to support it! Thanks for puttin up with me :) Keep on keepin on!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Another Quick Pose Dook..


Another Quick Pose Dook this morning.. The kickstarter is slowly makin its way to the 35k stretch goal which is a video tutorial/demo/insight as to what goes into a "dook" I really hope I get the chance to make it as Ive always wanted to do one. So if youd like to see it made please support my campaign and share the link if you would! 


Thanks For takin the time and keep on keepin on!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Girl With Head Phones Dook...



Girl With Head Phones Dook...Quick Photoshop Sketching this morning..If you havent wandered over to my kickstarter would highly appreciate you doin so :


And share it if youd would like to support it. It means a ton. Keep on keepin on!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Some fan art tonite..


Some fan art tonite..from Earth Outlaws -- Willow. Check out the awesome kickstarter here :

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1914838151/earth-outlaws-2-and-galactic-bounty-hunters-1?ref=nav_search 

cant wait to get mine! Keep on keepin on!

Another ink..


Another ink original I posted to my kickstarter yesterday : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melmadedooks/mel-made-dooks-an-art-book .. if you havent made your way there please give it a look see and if youd like to support it please share :) Highly appreciate it and Keep on keepin on!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Update..


So as of this update you guys have helped me to reach 342 percent of my initial goal !!! Beyond humbled and completely blown away... The campaign just moved past the half way point and I wanted to offer up a few more originals. Harley Quinn  already gone...


Again thanks so much and I love you all not for just the support you have given me with this book, but the years of supporting me with your kindness.. Keep on keepin on!

Thursday, May 12, 2016



Inkin tonite..Wonderwoman Dook..If you havent seen it please give my kickstarter a look see :
share it if you would like to support it! Keep on keepin on!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sith Photoshop Dook..


A Darkside Dook.. more photoshop sketchin tonite. Check the kickstarter if you would and share please...and of course keep on keepin on!

Beyond Tired Lately...


Beyond Tired Lately...been living on the kindness that people have been sharing with me! So grateful for you all! Todays morning photoshop dook. If you havent checked out my kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melmadedooks/mel-made-dooks-an-art-book?token=63f075c6

 please do so and share if you would like to support it. It means a ton..Keep on keepin on!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Slowly workin some color onto Storm tonite...



Slowly workin some color onto Storm in photoshop tonite... Check the kickstarter : 


token=63f075c6 if you havent and share if you would.. Keep on keepin on!

Overwatch Tracer Dook WIP?..


Overwatch Tracer  Photoshop Dook  this afternoon (WIP ?..) So the 25k Stretch Goal has been unlocked  and cant thank  you enough for helping me hit that milestone!!!! Which means the 4 new prints to all tiers that have backed a physical copy of the book.. Ive opened some tiers to offer up more originals. Ive also added a 35k stretch goal that will be a high quality video demo that I will share my insights on what I do and think when I create a "dook"... which all tiers from pdf on up will recieve access to. So head on over and see the updates


 and please share if you really want to support the campaign. It means the world to me..keep on keepin on!

Monday, May 09, 2016

Photoshop Portrait Dook..

Photoshop Portrait Dook..Happy Monday and hope you had a great weekend! Heres the dook..and the kickstarter link :


So close to the 25k Stretch! Hopin to add an update soon.. Keep on keepin on!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

One More..


One more...photoshop practice...kickstarter keep on keepin on!

Happy Mothers Day...


So very thankful for my wife who is the most awesomest mother as she takes care of two kids in my house...my daughter and me :) Love you always sweetie! 

Quick mermaid for #mermay ... keep on keepin on!

Friday, May 06, 2016

Happiest Friday to you kind person!


Happiest Friday to you kind person! Please if you havent visited my kickstarter if you would


and share it if youd like to support it. So very gateful to you guys as it means a bunch!
Heres a Mermaid for #mermay... Keep on keepin on!

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Quick Spider Gwen Dook this afternoon..



Quick Spider Gwen Dook this afternoon.. Really close to my stretch goal of 25k on the kickstarter so I probably need to come up with something good for after that one... Im a mess hahaha thanks again you guys for all the support you give me! Keep on keepin on!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Emma Frost Dook..


Emma Frost Photoshop Dook this morning.. Did I tell you guys I loved you today? Well I do. Wrapping up my first week of my kickstarter and Im  244 percent funded!!! WOW! Cant thank you all so much for the overwhelming support you have given me not only through this campaign but through all my "dook" posts....Please continue to share my  kickstarter if you want to show your support as it means a bunch... Keep on keepin on!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Quick Photoshop Dook:


Quick Photoshop Dook warmin up before tackling some stuff in photoshop. May take this to finish one day.

Keep on keepin on!