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Matthew Brauchli

Freelance Animal Illustrator & 3D Animator

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ErikkChristopher - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Nice work, Matthew" to Matthew Brauchli
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Betty Mercier - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Wow Matthew, you are awesome sauce! I usually pick a few new-to-me freelancers from the front page to check out, and I was intrigued by your profile pic - so cool! I love your illustrations ... something to aspire to, thanks for sharing with us! :)" to Matthew Brauchli
Over 30 days ago -
Matthew Brauchli - Over 30 days ago
Thank you for those kind words!
Shawn Saacke Crawford - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Matthew… Celery? You should be very proud. Your profile photo is the very first one out of all the unique pictures of ourselves on this site, which intrigued me enough to click on your profile, sight unseen. Is he yours? Is he a rescue? A hawk, yes?" to Matthew Brauchli
Over 30 days ago -
Matthew Brauchli - Over 30 days ago
Ahaaaa.... I see what you did there. :-) No the falcon is not mine. About an hours drive from where I live is a rescue and recovery center, run by donations, that helps injured birds. That one is one of the few they keep to inform the public about the rare species. They let you handle them after the show - it was an awesome experience. I've been back several times.
Jon Von - Gave 1 kudo
Said "wicked stuff" to Matthew Brauchli
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Michie Oliveira - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Great gallery and profile pic! =)" to Matthew Brauchli
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Matthew Brauchli - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Michie!
Bigshotbobo - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Awesome work Matthew!" to Matthew Brauchli
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Rizka Bagus - Over 30 days ago
Amazing
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Another Draing of the NZ Falcon.
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The New Zealand Falcon is the meanest and most agressive of all the raptors of the world. But they are absolutely fascinatingly beautiful.
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Concept art for a future project involving steampunk Mice and Rats.
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Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
NAILED IT! May I ask his name by chance? It better be bad A to fit his awesomeness…
Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
Mice job.
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Studies of raccoon for a children's picture book.
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This guy is for a story involving the Australian Possum. He seems a little creepy, but actually he turns out pretty friendly.
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Life Drawing and Studies from an obliging visitor.
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Who knows what evil lurks in the bog?
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Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
Fabulously forlorn mood. Nice job.
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A picture done for a Birthday Card for a friend of mine.
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Again, dragons are great subjects for drawing.
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A Black and White sketch study for a character in a story of mine.
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Sophie Cartier - Over 30 days ago
Soooooo cute!!
Matthew Brauchli - Over 30 days ago
thanks!
Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
Love love LOVE THESE !! I am trying to develop my expressions as that is not my background, training, or forté; however, children's books are becoming my passion, so I figured it's about time I learned. Maximus from the movie "Tangled" is my very favorite when It comes to human expressions on critters. I will be back as soon as I get some free time to look at more of your portfolio. I can tell already that you are famously talented. Like your bird, I would like to pick your brain about the cartooning aspect, if you don't mind. Better me than him I would think, right?
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A color study for a story of mine.
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Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
This sly guy is quickly becoming my favorite — quick, like a fox.
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Dragons are of course the bastion on children's imagination. This dragon is hunting in the early morning mist.
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Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
Alright, apparently I lied. When I saw you only had five pieces in your portfolio, I had to go ahead and peek. Well I kudo'd everything, so I wonder if you will have more work posted anytime soon? From your amazing character creations, I know you have many more elsewhere, correct? You're just teasing us, I think.
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I am intensely inspired by Brian Jaque's "Redwall" Series. Here a training session with a Badger Lord and a young Otter interplays with the firelight.
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Mandy Rita Tardif - Over 30 days ago
Hey, have you ever watched the Secret of Nymh? Your illustrations remind me of that movie. Which, by the way, was one of my all time favorite movies. Thanks for your compliments!!!! Have a stellar day!
Matthew Brauchli - Over 30 days ago
oh Yes!
Secret of Nihm is one of the earliest films I remember, and it truly captured my attention! Made a huge impact on my life, and my art. I've always been addicted to stories where the main characters were animals. Don Bluth's other animal film, An American Tale, was absolutely awesome too!
I was over the moon with the recent Guardians of Ga'Hoole!
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Animal Illustration
3D Animation
About Me:
I am an experienced artist in both traditional and modern media.
My background as a 3D modeller and Animator and as a Wildlife Bronze sculptor heavily influenced the quality of my work.
I specialize in creating animal and human drawings, realistic or caricatured, in a variety of mediums, both digital and traditional. I work to create the highest possible standard in my work, to deliver within the budget and on schedule.

My skillset is extensive in a variety of software, strengthening my illustration workflow, and understand most publishing processes, both in printed and digital media.
I am a capable creator, able to understand and interpret briefs, deliver concept artwork, adapt to client requirements, and produce quality artwork and media.

Websites: www.dancinghedgehogs.com (my...
Location
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand