My name is Melissa B.K. I'm an artist, blogger and goth. I am a professional digital artist, but also use polymer clay, marker and pencil crayon.
My artwork contrasts light and shadow. The world is a balance of both. Darkness doesn't always mean evil and light not always divine.
My prints are based on my own original anime characters, dreams and imagination. The clay dolls are created by hand as with my other pieces. Then sold 'empty' meaning without energy or a soul within, so that the one who acquires it may 'make their own'. As with the other clay item.
Mixed Medium: Prismacolor Pencil Crayons, Prismacolor Markers and Staedtler Graphite Pencils. Polymer clay and Acrylic paint.
Digital: Blender (for video editing), Illustrator, InDesign. Photoshop, Clip Studio (previously called Manga Studio) and my ancient Wacom Drawing Tablet.
In Elementary School, used computers in the pre Windows days of DOS. Sketched in my art books using pencils and Laurentien pencil crayons. A new course for desktop publishing was offered in grade 6 took that.
In High School the new technology wing opened up. Took digital media, animation, website coding, graphic design and advertising.
Went off to College got a diploma in graphic design and illustration. Then a certificate in interactive multimedia and Adobe InDesign.
Helped my mom paint her ceramics on and off throughout the years. Have worked with air dry clay, red clay hand dug from the ground and polymer clay.
Since then self taught to keep up in technology and techniques in my artwork.
I have worked for some large known tech companies and business', start ups and volunteered. Such as LionBridge Technologies, Niagara College: Glendale Campus, Royal LePage and more.
My prints and illustrations are watermarked, it might look ugly but it protects my OCs and work I have done for other people. Prints and merch are available in the merch shops online.
My clay dolls, charms and misc items are 'hand made". Not made in a factory. Please take the time to look and or inspect the product before you buy. They will be available at local shops soon.
Online the domains I've used floating around the net since 2002 are gothickangel.net and recently gothickangel.ca. I have Gothickangel Studios and Kreature Kollection (my polymer clay). And starting up Darknight (note the spelling) as a manga comic soon.