This is an online exhibit of paintings, illustrations, animation, advice and experiences by Ellen Marcus.  I hope you like what you see and please stay for the virtual wine and cheese.  Well, maybe not the wine.  We just ran out of virtual wine about an hour ago, but, there is still plenty of virtual cheese.

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I tend to explain a lot as I move through a project with a client. I also ask a lot of questions because I want to be sure I am delivering exactly what the client wants and beyond. With any project, I would first try to determine some requirements (number of illustrations/characters, duration of animation, style preferences, etc…) – that helps me get a better grasp on when I can complete your project. I would then start with basic sketches (not finalized drawings/animations.) The method of rendering sketches that require your approval tells me if I’m on the right track with what you want, and can be a serious time-saver when it comes to the amount of time I may need to spend finalizing/animating your project.

Mini-bio: I graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and worked in animation for national commercials for 7 years. Working in corporate animation gave me the skills to produce better work, and the drive to meet deadlines with focus on what the client wants to see. Since I now primarily work from a home studio, my tools of trade include Moho Studio Pro, a paint brush and table saw.  I now live in Pennsylvania where I continue to be an animator of whatnots, aspiring joggler, abuser of autocorrect, wrangler of a toddler and two cats, and eater of humanely raised, unprocessed bacon.

Thanks for looking at my “About” page, I look forward to working together on your future projects!


You may use most* of these images for non-profit or educational purposes without contacting the artist under the condition that credit is provided to the artist with a link-back to her website: http://www.actsofpaint.com and/or her name is placed on or near the work. Your time and respect is greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
The artist reserves reproduction and sale rights to most* images, paintings and designs created (even after the original has been sold).  All sales of original paintings are final.  All rights reserved.
For the purpose of staying compliant with FTC regulations, Ellen is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com (in other words, you may be supporting this artist by buying her work or going to other links provided here).
*Some images (such as those found under the “Books” page) may fall under a different copyright contract other than what is stated, and is only reproducible under special terms that may not be described here.  If you have any questions, please contact me: Ellen@actsofpaint.com

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