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FRANATIA THE FAUN - by Jayel Draco

Franatia the Faun

March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Franatia the Faun by ~JayelDraco on deviantART Franatia, the faun,  is a retainer to the High Priestess of Nurida the patron Eternals (Ordos chief deity) of the forests. She is spry and cheeky but tends to come across as shy and trepidatious. She is a hunter swift and silent. She is deadly with whip fast wrath targeting any who disrespect the serenity of her woods. [...Continue Reading...]
MALIA TAHCA SKAH - the white deer - photomanipulation by Jayel Draco

Malia Tahca Ska – The White Deer

August 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

MALIA TAHCA SKAH – the white deer – photomanipulation by Jayel Draco MALIA TAHCA SKAH: A Vision of the Future Malia: A Hawaiian name meaning calm and peaceful Tahca: Is a Lakota word for Deer Ska: Is a Lakota word for White “After an all nighter of sharing and storytelling, fabulous artist friend Jayel was inspired by a story I told him. My father had a dream/vision while I was [...Continue Reading...]

Jack Potter – In Memoriam

August 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

This entry is dedicated to my Mentor, the man who resolved the conflict between my analytical and creative mind. He helped me to see how they could work together, that they where one all along. A fierce and gentle man, a proud and humble man, a complexly simple man. A man named JACK POTTER. [...Continue Reading...]
A DRYADS HOPE - Photography and Fantasy Photmanipulation by Jayel Draco

A DRYADS HOPE – by Jayel Draco

August 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Dryad stands still and alone, watching over her forest. Unable to push or pull except with root, limb and time. She is ancient and wise, she has seen many things come to pass. She has seen many creature pass her by. Of these, her favorite was always the Wood Nymph. [...Continue Reading...]

Updates – Been A while. . .

May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hello, Thanks for reading my blog, I really do appreciate your interest in my updates. Without your interest, it would be meaningless. It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. Things have been quite busy.   Teaser images for “History Lessons” by Dinosaur Feathers To start with, the music video for “History Lessons” by the band Dinosaur Feathers [...Continue Reading...]
History Lessons by Dinosaur Feathers - video thumbnail 2 - by Jayel Draco

Music Video for: History Lessons by Dinosaur Feathers – Part 02

March 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s a second update on a previously mentioned project I’ve been working on. The music video for the song “History Lessons” by Dinosaur Feathers directed by Christopher Piazza, featuring Animation, Pupeteering, and VFX by Jayel Draco. So the Studio shoot day on Jan.23 went really well. There where a couple of snags on production side that where quickly circumvented with [...Continue Reading...]
History Lessons by Dinosaur Feathers - video thumbnail - by Jayel Draco

Music Video for: History Lessons by Dinosaur Feathers – Part 01

January 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s a little update on a project I’ve been working on. The music video for the song “History Lessons” by Dinosaur Feathers directed by Christopher Piazza, featuring Animation, Pupeteering, and VFX by Jayel Draco. So Corinne Alexis Hall and I have been working steadily for the past couple of weeks building our muppet-esque costumes for the music video  “History [...Continue Reading...]

Marvel Fest 2009

October 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Gearing up for the big debut at Marvel Fest 2009! The Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic As many of you know, I have been working free-lance over at Neals Adams’ Continuity Studios for over a year now alongside some incredibly talented individuals. A large potion of that time has been spent developing sophisticated image manipulation techniques and employing them as “Motioneers” on [...Continue Reading...]
The Astonishing X-Men: Rise Up - Motion Comic Music Video

The Astonishing X-Men – Rise Up – Marvel Music Video

October 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

X-Men Rise Up – Music Video from The Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic. Woah, so apparently someone from Marvel took clips from the “Motion Comic” we’ve been working on over at Neal Adams Continuity Studios and made a music video with them. It’s a good teaser for our yet-to-be released work (*as of 10/22/2009). The Motion comic is taken directly from the pages of The [...Continue Reading...]
The Coney Island Film Festival - Logo

The Coney Island Film Festival playing “Cockroach Hotel”

October 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Coney Island Film Festival 2009 will be playing “Cockroach Hotel” as part of it’s lineup Full festival info is here. Something of a homecoming for the partially shot-in-Coney Island music video, “Cockroach Hotel” will be playing at the Coney Island Film Festival this weekend. It will be screening in the “made in Coney Island” program on Saturday, [...Continue Reading...]
Astonishing X-Men - Rise Up - Music Video

Progress on The Astonishing X-Men motion comic.

September 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Animating “The Astonishing X-Men” motion comic: As I pointed out in a previous blog entry, I have been subcontracted by the renowned Comic Book Artist Neal Adams of Continuity Studios to work on “The Astonishing X-Men” motion Comic as an Motioneer (type of animator using primarily vector warping and puppeting to animate still images). Progress has been swift in spite of the expansive work [...Continue Reading...]
A Verse of Mary Blue by Jayel Draco

New pieces added to my image gallery!

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Just a little update about some new pieces that I’ve added to my gallery: The first one is “Verse of MaryBlue” was a photomanipulation illustration. Which essentially means that I used photographic texture reference to create the image with photoshop. I also made the costume that Mary (the model) is wearing. Artist/Designer Corinne Alexis Hall worked with me on the set [...Continue Reading...]
Jayel vs. Akuma - Animation - Akuma Portrait

“Jayel versus Akuma”

May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Jayel vs. Akuma – The latest animation by Jayel Draco. “Jayel Versus Akuma” is a short animated parody expressing the power inherent in being an animator. This animation is a reel piece intended to show of some of my flashy animation and compositing techniques, as well as Corinnes character Illustration and Jacks music. Truly this was done for fun, and fun was had. Written, [...Continue Reading...]
Neil Halstead singing Elevenses

Neil Halstead’s – Elevenses – Premiere!

April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Neil Halstead “Elevenses” video has premiered! Today (4/30/2009) Neil Halstead’ “Elevenses” video premiered on 99dollarmusicvideo.com. This video was made with a $99 budget, 24 hours, and a production team consisting of: Christopher Piazza, Sara Blake, and Jayel Draco. It’s my pleasure to show you the music video for “Elevenses” by Neil Halstead (Slowdive). [...Continue Reading...]
Panopticon NYC - Logo - by Jayel Draco

Showcasings of music video works.

April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Excerpt from Panopticon NYC’s Newsletter: NEIL HALSTEAD MUSIC VIDEO TO PREMIERE THIS THURSDAY The music video for Neil Halstead’s song “Elevenses,” directed by Christopher Piazza, will be premiering on Thursday, April 30th, courtesy of our friends at 99 Dollar Music Videos. Neil was the lead singer of shoegaze pioneers Slowdive and indie-rock favorites Mojave 3. He is currently [...Continue Reading...]
The Making of Neil Halsteads' Elevenses - Jayel Draco fitting Ghost Costume on Actor

Making of Elevenses

April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

The latest music video that I worked on with Director Christopher Piazza for Neil Halstead’s “Elevenses” was a fun down and dirty job. My job was threefold. My first task was collaborating with Chris to figure out how to make the special effects in his video idea work using less than $100. My second task was to make the costume fast and cheap then stand by on set as Wardrobe, [...Continue Reading...]
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Blog and Image Gallery Updates

April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

So I’ve updated my Blog and Gallery. I’m pretty happy with their new look and navigation. The Blog and Gallery are .php programs that are highly editable. My Blog and Gallery are unique to my website . Yay! but Urghhhh!  It can be quite aggravating to alter website programming in .php (perhaps not for a programmer, but for me it’s a bit daunting at times).  .php is a matrix of [...Continue Reading...]
"Nomi Now!" Animation Still

Creations since september 2008

April 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hello, Since my last blog update in September of 08, much has come to pass in the way of creations as I’m sure you can imagine. Lately I’ve been too busy to keep up with my blog, which means I’ve had allot of blog content brewing. I’ll do my best to fill you in while keeping it brief. – Animated “Salar Inc. Software Demo” Premiere: The Salar Inc. Demo [...Continue Reading...]
TVHead and Jayel Draco on hanging out on the Mars Colony set

TVHEAD Featured

September 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

TVHead and all his weirdness persists It seems that I’ve neglected some self promotion duties as of late , but thankfully good friends look out for each other mutually.  One such mutual friendship that I am grateful to have is with Jack Schell, who recently posted TVHead at mytoons.com. TVHead was featured and is viewable at http://www.mytoons.com/animation/play/20038. If you’d like [...Continue Reading...]
Aijel - AI Jayel Chatbot - by Jayel Draco

AI-JL V1.0 or Aijel Chatbot uploaded

June 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

ATTN: as of Dec 2015, for a limited time, Aijel is back by popular demand! To have a little chat with Aijel, visit: jayeldraco.com/aijel/chat.html Sorry for the time being Aijel has been removed from this site. though well loved, he has been outmoded, perhaps in the future we may build upon the concept and create a newer more advanced Aijel. For now this post will remain as a memorial his [...Continue Reading...]
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