Actor Head Shots

July 28, 2017 by  
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Well, here it is – proof that I’m doin’ this.

I’ve talked for a long time about how “some day” I’ll start taking acting seriously and try to get out there on a professional level.

I’ve been getting coaching from the marvelous Michael Caruana and am now preparing for my next steps.

One step is to have pretty pictures taken of my head and whatnot to try to convince people that’s what I look like every day.

Thanks to Light Monkey Photography who were the creators of my iconic “Rachel Peters with a soiled forehead and raggedy old man’s hand” photo, seen here,

I now have pretty pictures of my current self:

     

  

Now the trick will be to always be this well lit and to carry interesting backdrops around with me everywhere I go.

Wish me luck!

Hair by Prive Hair Gallery, makeup by Rachel Peters while sitting in a chair at Prive Hair Gallery, shoes by eBay, shirt by some fancy store that was going out of business for being too expensive for Parkdale.

Chairs

May 8, 2017 by  
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Last year I was stuck on dead sparrows as a subject (a few more here). Dead birds served me well.  They expressed whatever it was I needed to express (still not entirely sure what that was) … until my cat got a hold of the model and I was forced to move on.

When I did, I returned to an old love that creeps up on me every few years.  I don’t know what it is about old, wooden chairs, but I feel them, like people. They are characters.

Here is my collection of chairs, so far.

And the term “study” sounds so cliche.  I prefer to think of this as a “flight” of chairs.  All wooden chairs, but a in a variety of flavors, with different undertones and aftertastes.

(One day I’ll take well-lit photos.)

Broken Blue

 

Boarding, Boarding, Boarding

May 6, 2017 by  
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Hello, Internet users and cool kids!

I have neglected to keep my website up to date on my animation work.  I’ve been storyboarding for the last 1.5 years and working on a few additional top secret projects (all in good time).  I recently began storyboarding for the new “Corner Gas, The Animated Series”, which is sure to be more Canadiana Gold.  I’m a pretty proud cookie. …if cookies can be proud.  Peacock? ……..Sasquatch?

Here are some videos I’m legally allowed to share:

and

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!

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