Life, death, change, & the enduring strength of a story

Last spring I had the privilege of creating the illustrations for the Hedgerow Theatre’s production of Storyboard: The Hobbit which ran from April 4th through April 22nd, 2018. The production was a live staged reading of an adaptation of Tolkien’s…


Before my move to Vancouver, people warned me that the drab, rainy winters of the BC coast would make me go mad. Dire warnings about the weeks & weeks of overcast skies with chilly rain were pretty much the only warnings we heard about this otherwise lovely part of the…


*updated! 10/22/18

The other day a friend reached out to me for help with submission materials. She needed a headshot retouched among other things. I was happy to help, but it had been awhile since I’d retouched portraits & she was on a tight deadline. I looked at the picture…


’Tis the season for all things creepy, spooky & scary, & that means lots & lots of fake blood! Blood in film & media is one of the most effective yet complicated ways to communicate danger to an audience. Get it wrong & they’re immediately taken out of the fantasy…


Making the Inorganic Brush Stroke Organic

I’ve been playing around with finding ways to bring more life into animated lines. The brush tool in After Effects does a reasonably good job of letting you paint in vector paths that can be keyframed and animated. However, this line is often clumsy…

Phoebe Titus

2D artist, colourist, animator, recent transplant to Vancouver, BC. http://phoebetitus.com

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