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Go Radiate is Melissa (Doran) Culhane - artist and animator

I’m delighted to let you know that A Quack Too Far has been chosen for the 31st Galway Film Fleadh this July! Get your tickets here for the Irish Talent: New Shorts event on July 14th : https://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/project/irish-talent-new-shorts-9-animation/

A Quack Too Far was made during my BA (hons) Animation in Coláiste Dhúlaigh/University of Wolverhampton.

You can take a look at the design process in my college learning journal here.

Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal out now

Number one best seller!

A dream project for me as a life long nature lover, Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal were a joy to illustrate. I got to work on researching and drawing Irish wildlife throughout the seasons and I’m so happy with the result. The books were co created with the writer Michael Fewer and published by  Gill Books. Naturama came out first and is a beautiful introduction to Irish wildlife, regardless of whether you live in the countryside or in the city, there’s lots of things to learn about and get you started as a nature enthusiast. It was so cool to see it become a number one bestseller and meet loads of wonderful children who were loving the book! My Naturama Nature Journal has projects for children to do outside and field guide notes sections to write and draw in. It gets everyone outside turning rocks upside down looking for worms :) Click here for all the latest Naturama related news…. 

Meet the Artist with Maiden Moose

Read my interview as part of the Meet The Artist series with Maiden Moose, where I talk about my creative process and how I do what I do :) https://maidenmoose.com/meet-the-artist-melissa-doran-illustrator-animator/

Locations

I made a small collection of paintings in Photoshop based on movie scenes, see more here…

Scene from Bladerunner 2049
Scene from the movie Murder On The Orient Express

View full portfolio here…

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National Drawing Day 2018

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Pocket Portraits at Frost Fumbally

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