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From the journal I kept while developing Rapunzel for Tangled: trying to get inside the head of the 18 yr old girl who’d lived her whole childhood locked inside a tower.
What does Rapunzel feel about being an adult? What does being an adult represent? Does this mean leaving behind the childhood stories (monsters outside the tower etc…) she’s believed her whole life?
What does being an adult woman mean to Rapunzel?

From the journal I kept while developing Rapunzel for Tangled: trying to get inside the head of the 18 yr old girl who’d lived her whole childhood locked inside a tower.

What does Rapunzel feel about being an adult? What does being an adult represent? Does this mean leaving behind the childhood stories (monsters outside the tower etc…) she’s believed her whole life?

What does being an adult woman mean to Rapunzel?

Some more sketches from the journal I kept in 2009 during Tangled while developing the character of Rapunzel. These drawings are from my research of what a typical day in the life of Rapunzel might have been.

She would write in her journal, do laundry, prepare the fireplace for her daily hair brushing session with Mother Gothel. She had chores. She had ideas. She had good days and bad. Some days her paintings represented her hope, other days they represented her fears. Rapunzel was a regular girl bursting at the seems with creativity. Walls could not contain her spirit.

This journal later helped me when designing Rapunzel’s murals for the movie.

Excerpts from a journal I kept while working on Rapunzel. I needed to believe in her as if she were real so I documented my life and thoughts when I was at home not doing anything in particular and translated them into Rapunzel’s world. When it came time to paint her murals I felt like I had a good idea of what she would be thinking about while she was painting.

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By this temp tattoo I designed for the radio show, This American Life here: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/tattoos

By this temp tattoo I designed for the radio show, This American Life here: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/tattoos

Artist of the Day: Claire Keane | Cartoon Brew →

Shout out to Chris McDonnell for featuring my work on Cartoon Brew!

Some more of my pastels on display at the GR Space gallery in downtown LA.

Preview of one of the pieces of mine that will be on exhibition at the GR Space next week for the Ladies of Animation art show.

Preview of one of the pieces of mine that will be on exhibition at the GR Space next week for the Ladies of Animation art show.

Valentines’ day card extra for the art show Ladies of Animation  featuring …well, fellow lady artists of animation… opening next Saturday in Downtown LA at the GR Space Gallery.

Valentines’ day card extra for the art show Ladies of Animation  featuring …well, fellow lady artists of animation… opening next Saturday in Downtown LA at the GR Space Gallery.

Illustration for WHERE IS DEAD ZERO- a compilation of illustrated stories by my fellow artists at Disney. The book is being sold at CTN this weekend starting friday! November 16-18th booth #T13
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Illustration for WHERE IS DEAD ZERO- a compilation of illustrated stories by my fellow artists at Disney. The book is being sold at CTN this weekend starting friday! November 16-18th booth #T13

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Where-is-Dead-Zero/254889011247364

My babies in the backyard

My babies in the backyard

The title animation piece we did for the This American Life live cinema event, “The Invisible Made Visible”. It was such a wonderful show to be apart of and an incredibly inspiring experience to work with Ira Glass and his team.

Concept:
Claire Keane, Vincent Rogozyk & Ira Glass

Art Direction & Illustrations: 
Claire Keane 

Character Animations:
Chris Sonnenburg

Music Composer:
Jason Holstrom

Editor & Motion Graphics:
Vincent Rogozyk 

The poster I recently created for the upcoming live cinema event of the amazing radio show, This American Life. Click to here to enter a contest to win a copy signed by Ira Glass and get a shout out during the show.
Also I’m creating the intro to this show in collaboration with my husband Vincent Rogozyk and the uber-talented animator Chris Sonnenburg!
….and a whole bunch of my friends (Lorelay Bove, Brittney Lee, Vicky Ying, Jeff Turley, the list goes on…) will be illustrating the stories told in the show through animation and illustration.  A show not to be missed!

The poster I recently created for the upcoming live cinema event of the amazing radio show, This American Life. Click to here to enter a contest to win a copy signed by Ira Glass and get a shout out during the show.

Also I’m creating the intro to this show in collaboration with my husband Vincent Rogozyk and the uber-talented animator Chris Sonnenburg!

….and a whole bunch of my friends (Lorelay Bove, Brittney Lee, Vicky Ying, Jeff Turley, the list goes on…) will be illustrating the stories told in the show through animation and illustration.  A show not to be missed!

My brother and me in my granddad’s studio.
My granddad has been such an inspiration to me in my life and my work. I miss him greatly.

My brother and me in my granddad’s studio.

My granddad has been such an inspiration to me in my life and my work. I miss him greatly.

The postcard I sent out for Halloween. Happy Halloween!

The postcard I sent out for Halloween. Happy Halloween!

Cover illustration I did a while back for Anne of Green Gables.

Cover illustration I did a while back for Anne of Green Gables.