Monday, October 16, 2017
I'm very excited and grateful to have been awarded a Diversity Grant by Author/Illustrator Arree Chung. This grant was designed for author/illustrators interested in writing diverse books. The grant will offer workshops relating to picture book development, including access to agents, editors and Arree's critique group. There were four recipients in total; Nadia Ronuillo, Shaw Khan, Tracee Comfort and myself. I'm over the moon!!!
Posted by Melizza Chernov at 9:32 AM
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
I spent some time retracing the footsteps of one of my heroes, Illustrator, Edward Gorey. We visited Edward Gorey House , his home turned museum, in Yarmouth, MA this past week. It was an emotional experience. Having the privilege of seeing his home and art work together taught me so much about truly embracing a life of creativity.
Posted by Melizza Chernov at 4:43 AM
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
I'm happy to say that I've completed the third of three Pride & Prejudice drawings I've been working on. Perhaps after a little time passes I'll revisit these lovely stories but for now I'm content to move on to some paintings.
Posted by Melizza Chernov at 12:47 PM
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Hello all! I haven't posted anything in some time. I've been ill and most of my time has been spent on the couch de-congesting, de-fevering, de-chilling and hoping to reunite with a hearty and much beloved appetite.
However, I am happy to say that I'm on the mend and will be back to working on a project I hoped to finish three weeks ago. Hope your spring has started out a bit better than mine! Happy days ahead!!!
Posted by Melizza Chernov at 11:24 AM
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Visited the Museum of Fine Arts Boston this past weekend and was fortunate to spend time exploring the Make Way for Ducklings exhibit.
His paintings were so bright and brilliantly painted.
Blueberries for Sal was one of the first children's books I remember reading as a little one. I was so excited to see the original works of art.
Being able to view Robert McCloskey's sketches and final paintings taught me so much about illustration. I will never forget this experience.
Posted by Melizza Chernov at 2:54 PM
Monday, March 13, 2017
When I created this image I was thinking of those old Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi movies like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein,...you see where I'm headed with this (oh and of course, Dracula).
I also wanted to show the sketches (that are basically scribbles). I found it interesting, while revisiting this inception of this image, how much can grow from a sketch and from our imaginations.
Posted by Melizza Chernov at 12:40 PM