Fan Art?

January 7, 2017 by  
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As a tribute to the highly anticipated new preschool series, Rusty Rivets (for which I storyboarded), I’ve drawn his lesser known cousin.  He has a serious vitamin D deficiency.

Rusty Rickets ~ Squatty Pants Extraordinaire

Rusty Rickets ~ Squatty Pants Extraordinaire

Nick Jr.'s Rusty Rivets

Nick Jr.’s Rusty Rivets

More Dead Birds

August 11, 2016 by  
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Here’s some more of dead sparrows for your viewing pleasure:

Rusty Rivets

June 15, 2016 by  
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I don’t know who decided it was a good idea to make kids want to play with rusty sharp things, but RUSTY RIVETS is coming to Nickelodeon!

I storyboarded on this show, and I’m excited to see how popular the toys are going to be!  It is the new Paw Patrol, after all.

Your Argument is Invalid

June 1, 2016 by  
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In Franken Toy news, I made a Bowie Yoda, riding a Sharktopus.
All arguments are forever rendered invalid.

The end.

(No matter what I do, these photos refuse to appear upside-right.  Strange.)

See my other Franken Toys at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/frankentoys

Graduating to Storyboarding

May 30, 2016 by  
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It’s been a while since I’ve written about my work.  For a while there I had nothing to brag about, but in the last year I’ve just been so busy working on new things and learning new skills.

I’ve been exclusively storyboarding for TV series and I love it.  I knew developing into a stronger director would require that I start making a living of choosing shots and acting.  I had to finally jump those tracks from animation and supervising over into actually making creative choices.

Storyboarding is like directing with a safety net (the safety net being your director who makes the final call).

In the last year I’ve been lucky enough to have worked on three brand new shows that have all just started promoting themselves (so I can finally talk about them)!

Rusty Rivets, a great action preschool show

Mysticons, a SUPER-crazy-action super hero series

And now I’m beginning work on Welcome To the Wayne, a hilarious, action-packed comedy

Check out the Welcome to the Wayne web series on Nick!
http://www.nick.com/welcome-to-the-wayne/

His Eye is On the Sparrow

November 30, 2015 by  
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His Eye is On the Sparrow

acrylic on canvas

I have no doubt He cares very deeply for us, and even for the sparrows.
But sparrows still die.
Bad things still happen.

These painting, for me, illustrate the big question, as old as Job.  The one left unanswered: “Why”.

A study of birds:

New Page on the Site!

November 13, 2015 by  
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I’ve made a page on my site dedicated to paintings:

http://rachelpeters.com/artwork/paintings/

Enjoy!

Franken Toys Are Back!

November 8, 2015 by  
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THEY’RE HERE!  THEY’RE HERE!  THEY’RE HERE!

For the first time in years you can shop for more Franken Toys! And just in time for Christmas!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/frankentoys

Keep an eye out for the shop to grow! Because I’ve got a million limbs, butts and severed heads in my closet, ready to go!

…wow, that did not come out in a way that does NOT make me sound like  a serial killer.

Regardless of how psychotic I may or may not sound, go check out my store!

You can also check out the gallery of sold and gifted toys of yore!

http://rachelpeters.com/artwork/toy-design/

More Painting

May 29, 2015 by  
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I have one more painting to add to the collection of stuff I painted based on photos friends have uploaded to facebook.

This one is of Port Chevalier, Auckland New Zealand.  The photo is, again, by variety performer, musician and pretty great photographer, Kim Potter.

I don’t really like painting landscapes all that much, but if I can find something to treat like a character, I’m happy.  These trees have a lot of character.

Kim's Port Chevalier

Kim's Port Chevalier

Photo by Kim Potter

Photo by Kim Potter

And now I must pack away the paints and easel and move to Toronto.  Here’s hoping they come back out again when I settle on the other side.

Painting

May 13, 2015 by  
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I’ve had a little time off between one job ending and a move back to Toronto to start new work.
This time has been painting time.

I always fancied myself a cubits and some of my past paintings have leaned in that direction, but I’m trying to just let stuff come out the way it wants to come out, with no expectations.  It’s not nearly as cubist as I’d hoped it would be, but it feels right anyway.  At least for now.  I’m basing all my paintings right now on photos friends have uploaded to facebook that have caught my eye.

Here’s what I’ve done so far, along with the photos they’re based on:

Josva's Kissing Apples

Based on this photo by Josva Halseide:

Kim’s Boots

Based on this photo by Kim Potter:

Lia's Treasures

Lia's Treasures

Based on this photo by Kimberly Naranjo

Kim's Dinner Plate 1

Kim's Dinner Plate 2

Based on this photo by Kim Potter:

Kim's Luggage

Based on this photo by Kim Potter:

Kim's Room

Kim

Based on this photo by Kim Potter:
UPDATE:  Here’s another – http://rachelpeters.com/more-painting/2942/

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