…The name’s Melody.

Melody Nieves

I’m a digital artist with big hair and an even bigger passion for creativity. I started digitally painting back in 2006 and have been in love ever since. When I’m not painting I’m a regular contributor to some of my favorite design blogs.

My Art

I like to categorize my work into 3 short areas. Digital paintings, design, and more recently, photo manipulations and effects.
Influenced by my favorite artist, Frida Kahlo, my personal work is purely autobiographical. I paint symbolic scenes of a life and childhood growing up in a seaport town on Long Island. Though you’ll often see self portraits and nautical themes in my art, I also work to push my own limitations by trying new styles, software, and mediums.
And learning is my specialty. A self-taught artist, I take all my experiences as lessons to share with fellow creatives.

I also create a lot of project-based tutorials to help you understand more about digitally painting hair, faces, and more.

My Specialties

Here are just a few of the things that I’m passionate about:

  • Digital Painting & Illustration
  • Photo Manipulation & Photo Effects
  • Graphic Design

My Writing

Since the good ol’ days of geocities, let’s just say I’ve always had a blog.

Nowadays I enjoy contributing as an author to many design sites. Offering tutorials, articles, and lessons from my experiences as a self-taught designer and digital artist.