I just updated the painting section with two new images from a piece completed last week to support the fundraiser of an amazing graphic novel in the works called Ananke. Please support via the link below-- there are only two weeks left!!!
The prizes are really a steal for this campaign. At the higher end of the list, you can purchase my original painting pictured above, (titled The Mission). If that donation level is a bit unmanageable, there's still a chance to win custom, original artwork from the world of Ananke via raffle drawing. Every $10 donated is a ticket in the raffle. I'll be working on the brand new piece throughout the rest of the Kickstarter campaign. Support the arts.... to win more art! Support Ananke!
Hey everyone-- Thanksgiving 2015 is here! I'm here to suggest a particularly great activity you can do while digesting shameful amounts of food in the name of being thankful.... Watching cartoons! So why not check out Everstar? There's only one week left to enjoy this beautiful pilot that I had the pleasure of working on as Art Director. I'm thankful for the experience I had bringing Everstar to life, and even better, with the amazingly talented team of artists at Six Point Harness. So much love went into every frame of this pilot. Please take a moment to enjoy it-- rate it and tell us what you think!
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Hey everyone, If you haven't yet, go see the Spongebob Movie! I'm excited to finally announce that the studio I work at, Six Point Harness, created the ending of the film. (I contributed to it as a Layout Artist.) So excited for the opportunity to work on a feature! Go check out what we made!!!
I'm proud to say that I designed the main title logo for The Britishes, a comedy series produced by Big Breakfast, which has recently premiered on DirecTV. So many amazing and talented people worked on the show and it really, really shows. Check it out! And be prepared to laugh :-)
I am so very excited to be posting this. I just completed my pencil test with sound on a short animation for a program I did in LA, the UCLA Summer Institute for Animation. I have so badly wanted the chance to take some time to really obsess over this medium in the traditional sense, and to begin telling more of my own stories. This summer has really recharged me creatively and I'm so excited about so many ideas I have been working on and thinking about. I wish I had 4 more arms and a convenient inability to sleep. Maybe then I could keep up with all the projects I want to be working on. I'm pleased to bring back my little taekwondo character in this short. While there is no ink and no color, (you won't get to enjoy her fiery red hair just yet), I really think you get a great portrait of who this character is, and a chance to appreciate the hand made quality of this work. She finally has a name by the way - it's Rosie.
It's hard to express the newfound gratitude you find for life drawing once you're out of art school. I've done my fair share of "art-stalking" commuters on the train and creepily sketching people in coffee shops. I've developed all kinds of ridiculous strategies for drawing people who don't know they're being drawn. That being said, it is soooo nice to have someone just stand STILL for you. And not be self conscious or freaked out about being observed or drawn. I'll be doing a whole bunch of life drawing this summer and I'm very happy to be back. Art school mode is a lovely mode.
I have been having so much fun with this character. She's really amusing to animate because she's so emotional and fiery. Unfortunately, I can only keep referring to her as Taekwondo Girl for now, (TKD Girl for short), because I still haven't thought of a name for her that I like... but check out my pencil test of her plucky little walk cycle! She's ready to kick some ass! haha :-)
Hey everyone - I hope you all have been having a fabulous summer so far! My summer has been super busy, in the best way possible (I love being busy in general). There have been many more animation projects in the works - and so with all the storyboarding that I've been doing, I figured it was about time I dedicate a section of the site to my storyboard work. More board updates will come through the summer, but for now, please enjoy the brand new section! Tell me what you think of it!
Noelle Raffaele - artist