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MORNING GLORIA - Element Photography, and Photomanipulation by Jayel Draco

Morning Glory Fae – MorningGloria – by Jayel Draco

September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Morning Glory Fae Photomanipulation. MorningGloria – Morning Glory Fae – Element Photography, and Photomanipulation by Jayel Draco MorningGloria by JayelDraco on deviantART “A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” ~Walt Whitman~ I took a photo of a Morning Glory a couple weeks ago and thought “wow this looks like a beautiful [...Continue Reading...]
FROST NOX - Costume, Photography, Photomanipulation by jayel Draco

Frost Nox – a winter fae – Fantasy Photomanipulation

September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Frost Nox, a winter fae – fantasy photomanipulation. FROST NOX – Costume, Photography, Photomanipulation by Jayel Draco. For more information on this winter fae piece, visit: Frost Nox by JayelDraco on deviantART. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole [...Continue Reading...]
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Photomanipulation Gallery Update

August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Several New Pieces Posted Since My Last Photomanipulation Gallery update post . . . Enjoy!   VALHALLAKIN – Photography and Photomanipulation by Jayel Draco “In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll “hall of the slain”[1]) is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, half of those that die in combat travel to [...Continue Reading...]
TELAH FAE - Photography, and photomanipulation by Jayel Draco

Telah Fae

June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

TELAH FAE – Photography, and photomanipulation by Jayel Draco Telah Fae by =JayelDraco on deviantART – children-of-gaia.com From our shoot, there where many great photos that I could have chosen to edit. This one however seemed to have chosen itself for me. At the time that this particular photo was taken, Telah and I where discussing character inspirations to get some direction [...Continue Reading...]
ZHINU - The Fairy of magpie Bridge - by Jayel Draco

The Fairy of Magpie-Bridge

April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

ZHINU – The Fairy weaver-girl of magpie Bridge – costume, photography, and photomanipulation by Jayel Draco TheFairyOfMagpieBridge by =JayelDraco on deviantART . . . She is Zhinü – The weaver-girl fairy of Magpie Bridge . . . ___ABOUT______________________________________________________________________________________________ FAIRY OF THE MAGPIE BRIDGE Poem by Qin Guan [...Continue Reading...]
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...]
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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...]
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