Mel Kadel Makes Dreamy Doodles

I had a friend back in elementary school, who for the life of me, I can’t remember her name — I’m really bad a names, okay? — but I will never forget the way she, so easily it seemed, was able to draw doodles on the back on her notebooks, of tiny perfect people in tiny perfect worlds, each one looking like it could have been rendered from a computer. There was also though, such a handmade quality to it, that not even a computer would be able to create, which gave it a feeling of warm and fuzzy. Mel Kadel’s illustrations reminded me of these right away, her precise black outlines, tiny finishing details, and bursting colors. Have a look at the full scope on her website. She’s been featured in the New Yorker magazine.

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