Mélanie Delon

Mélanie Delon

Freelance Digital Illustrator

Born in Paris, France in 1980, Mélanie studied archaeology, history of art, and game design before discovering digital painting in 2005, she has been enthralled by it ever since. Using primarily Photoshop and Painter, along with a drawing tablet, she creates stunningly, realistic digital portraits which are both mysterious and emotive.

Her fantasy paintings have featured in many publications worldwide and won her a variety of awards. Mélanie is an avid Science Fiction and Fantasy reader, her favourite authors include; Philip K. Dick, J.R.R. Tolkien and Terry Pratchett.

Some of her drawings are inspired by music, others by movies and everyday situations. All of her characters have their own stories – it helps her to give them life. Mélanie's work has been selected for Spectrum and she is a regular contributor to Imagine FX magazine. She has several art books of her beautiful work published, including the new collection, OPALE.1



Spectrum, Ballistic Publishing, Ubisoft, TOR Book, Random House, Orbit Books, Penguin, Harper Collins, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Imagine Fx magazine


- Elixir 1 ,  2007, Norma Editorial

- D’artiste Digital painting 2 (co-author) , 2008, Ballistic publishing

- Elixir 2 ,  2007, Norma Editorial

- Opale 1, 2014


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