My name is Melanie Wallace, I have been an artist ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil.  I prefer digital art, but have explored other medias as well such as painting, knitting/crocheting, sewing, sculpting, mixed media, collage, print making, bead work, book making, writing, photography, drawing, charcoal, scratch board, etc. My aspirations lead me to writing, which started as just a whim, but then became vital as my desire to illustrate a comic book came to life.  I have tried just going straight into it, but the story falls apart too quickly.  I realized that I needed to write a story, and then illustrate it afterwards.  I was kind of putting the cart before the horse, so to speak.  Now I'm working on conceptualizing the world I am writing about, and it's inhabitants.  This process is naturally a very lengthy one, as I have to create each little facet of the world.  I gain inspiration from fantasy movies, nature, and the like. One day I hope my novel will become a comic, and possibly an animated movie! (Edited, 4/8/2013)