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AhShaye of the Keetsunekesh - by Jayel Draco

Ah’Shaye of the Keetsunekesh (fox tribe)

November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

AhShaye of the Keetsunekesh (fox tribe) – fantasy photomanipulation by Jayel Draco Ah’Shaye of the Keetsunekesh 01 by *JayelDraco on deviantART Faethropology – FEYthrəˈpäləjē –Noun The study of Faekind, in particular. The comparative study of Fae societies and cultures and their development. ABOUT The Keetsunekesh are a nomadic warlike hunter/raider Tribe. Their [...Continue Reading...]
YOYUNA OF THE NARAKESH - Fantasy Photomanipulation by Jayel Draco

Yoyoyunna of the Narakesh – Fantasy Photomanipulation

March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

YOYUNA OF THE NARAKESH – Fantasy Photomanipulation by Jayel Draco Yoyunna of the Narakesh by *JayelDraco on deviantART Where the wildest rivers rage against the lushest banks through The Nuridian Woods™, there you may spy the Narekesh™ weaving their magic of wood and water. The Narakesh are a mindful guard, cunning and able. Be you reverent to the land or swift on your feet. – [...Continue Reading...]
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Jayel Draco – Demo Reel 2012

January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Demo Reel by Jayel Draco 2012. Featuring: Animation, Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics. Primarily focusing on my work as an After Effects Technician this reel includes work I’ve done for Music Videos, Short Films, Feature Films and Commercials. These clips from various projects are intended to show examples of techniques that I use including: Vector warp 2d animation, Cutout/Puppet 2d [...Continue Reading...]
Nomi Now! - Stop-Motion Animation Video - Thumbnail - by Jayel Draco-

NomiNow! – A Klaus Nomi inspired Stop Motion Animation (WIP)

October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

***THIS PROJECT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS*** Klaus Nomi, an interdimensional extra-terrestrial entity came to earth to save the human race from certain destruction. It was Pastry Chef/Opera Singer Klaus Sperber in his early 30’s who brought Nomi to life. With his shocking falsetto soprano vaudevillian rock opera performances in the East Village of Manhattan, Klaus was making waves. It was the [...Continue Reading...]
Nomsalot the goat - Animation thumbnail - by Jayel Draco

Nomsalot the Goat

February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

This Goat is for the kids 🙂 “Nomsalot the Goat” is a short cartoon/animation test by Jayel Draco featuring Nomsalot, the appetite driven goat on a brief but calamitous misadventure. This piece is just a short little animation about a goat who eats everything in his path like goats so often do. Eventually he gets to the end of the scrolling background, where he tries to eat a flower [...Continue Reading...]
Jayel Draco's Fall 2011 - Photomanipulation Model Contest Flyer

Fall 2011 Fae Photomanipulation Model Contest

September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jayel Draco’s Fall 2011 – Fae Photomanipulation Model Contest Flyer Do you love the idea of being depicted as a fantasy character? Maybe you’ve done it several times and just can’t get enough. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to but haven’t had the chance? Jayel Draco is having a contest to see who will be his next photo-manipulation model for Fall 2011 at the [...Continue Reading...]
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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