Melissa Mathieu, known by many as Melou, has always found great pleasure and fun in drawing. Recently, she made the decision to pursue it seriously. Her artistic references and inspiration come from fashion editorials, Japanese animations, gastronomy, personal memories, and cute aesthetics. Her style revolves mostly around watercolours, pastel colors, as well as soft and cute looks and concepts. She mainly works with self-portraits and illustrations of black women but enjoys working on a great variety of subject matters. Melissa has a particular talent for capturing the essence of her characters with great facial expressions and expressive body language.