Lynda M Metcalf

I am a freelance designer and illustrator located near Raleigh, North Carolina.  I believe elephants can dance, mermaids exist and foxes sail the high seas. I am inspired by Disney Movies, nature and children’s books.  My passion is creating unique characters for the children’s market.  
My characters often have stories to tell and I love bringing them to life with color, pattern and texture.  All my designs are hand drawn and then converted to a digital format.  My art has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine and A World of Artist Journal Pages: 1000+ Artworks by Dawn Devries Sokol. My pattern designs were featured in Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine and the popular Print & Pattern blog.  
I was the winner of Make It In Design's Ultimate Portfolio Builder Printsource 2017 Competition. I will be making my Blueprint debut May, 2018.  I look forward to sharing my designs and making new contacts.  My work is available for licensing and buyouts.  I also happily accept commissions.  
You can see my portfolio at  I also have an Etsy shop where I sell signed prints and other products.