Hi! My name's Melissa Lee, and I'm an illustrator and surface designer living in the hilly forests of Northern California. Alongside doing freelance and art licensing work, I've spent much of my time cultivating my love of sharing what I know and encouraging others to nourish their creative side through teaching online art courses on Skillshare and Teachable. I love making patterns, character art, and watercolor paintings. I'm endlessly inspired by animals and nature (whether living today or extinct), science fiction and fantasy, space and astrology, witchy things, and bees. Always bees. | If you're curious to learn what I know, check out my classes on Skillshare (where I teach to over 35K students) and get two free months of membership through my link: http://bit.ly/melissalee2 | Random fact about me: I own a ball python named Tony Ssstark.