Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pixie Thoughts

Pixie Thoughts is another watercolor study using Hook Green, Yellow Ochre, Neutral Tint  and Raw Umber.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pixie Cap

I made this little piece as a study using two colors: vandyke brown, neutral tint and a touch of white gouche.  I never realized how much fun and challenging it is when using a limited palette.  I always have this habit of splashing several colors at once in my artwork and I think I should learn from this exercise..must have control and patience in building up tones and colors.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Finished Piece: Cortinarius Bulliardii and a Pixie

Finally I was able to finish this one. Hoping to paint more magical toadstools!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cortinarius Bulliardii and a Pixie

I call this duo Cortinarius Bulliardii, mushrooms from the Cortinariaceae family.  They are dangerous and poisonous.  But a dear little pixie keeps them company everyday. I'm using ink and watercolour.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Meet Georgie Molie!

I am pleased to introduce Georgie Molie! I love moles and I just find them very cute. George  is my character to be used for my children's book portfolio...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Featured Artworks at Nonsense Society

I am so excited to announce that my works have been featured at The Nonsense Society website.  Nonsense Society is composed of artists in different fields and am very grateful that they welcomed my works in there.  So here is the site http://www.nonsensesociety.com/2011/06/charisse-melliza/.

Thank you Chris for taking the time in creating this wonderful page!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Afternoon Tea

This is a watercolor study ( in progress) of two squirrels having their afternoon tea. There's a few tiny touches of colored pencils in there too.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sketch of the day

My dream house,,,I'm using 3B now,,,i'm loving it!

The jolly Man in the Moon :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Filling in the Moleskine

This is a part of the story that is brewing in my head for some time now... let's see where our hero would end up to. :D

Monday, April 25, 2011

Watercolor Study

I made this watercolor study late last night, couldn't sleep and decided to draw this chirpy little fairy doing a balancing act on top of a flower... the character drawing is not my usual style and I think it's fun to try new ways of illustrating your subject.  Most probably I might do several illustrations similar to this. :D

Friday, April 22, 2011

More Faerie Sketches

These are just some of my rough sketches which I hope I could use for some future illustrations...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Faerie Sketches

Some few sketches of my favorite subject...faeries!

Acrylic on Canvas

I have been very busy with office work lately and I still tried finishing this painting which I submitted for a competition, which unfortunately I didn't win or anything but I'm just glad I was able to push myself to finish what I have started.  I used acrylic on a 50cm x 70cm canvas. It's my first time to use this medium and it was really a challenge and  very difficult for me :D.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Filling-in the Moleskine Pages

doodle one

doodle 2

I have a couple of moleskin journals which I have kept for a very long time but this morning I decided to use it for my doodles using my ever favorite nut brown ink.  I was able to make two rough sketches today and I plan to make one sketch a day until I fill in the whole notebook and let's see how many characters I could come up for my Faerie Patch.

Monday, February 21, 2011


This is just a doodle that I did a few days ago, I tried using my nut brown ink and watercolor. It's one of those days when I'm extremely inspired with the works of Beatrix Potter.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bella as an Autumn Faerie

This is a continuation of my faerie portrait illustrations. For this piece, I made Bella a cheerful autumn pixie with her toadstool friends and a dormouse before her. I am initially  laying the basic yellow and brown hues which will set the tone of fall colors all throughout the painting. There are loads of leaves, berries, twigs that  will need my full attention and ofcourse - patience :)  Hopefully I could finish this in a week or two...office work messes up my painting sessions...ugh!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Finished Portrait!

Finally! I was able to finish this commissioned portrait today and am quite pleased with the outcome. I still have four portraits to do and hopefully I could start on the second one tomorrow. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


This is an update of my last blog last year! :) I'm getting there and planning to finish it this coming weekend! Then have to do four more faerie  portraits of kids.  Lots do do!