My New Guanabara Bay Canvas: Ready!

Guanabara Bay 8

It seemed a real pregnancy. This huge canvas demanded nine months. Most of the moments were loaded with inspiration, although impatiency, many moments in which I found out myself really bored and also chalenging moments (mostly of then trying to reproduce the real texture of mountains and capture the aspects of our rainforests). This is the view from “Vista Chinesa” (Chinese viewpoint), where, despite its name, all the city, Sugar Loaf and its vicinities can be contemplated altogether with the high buildings. The saturation is quite beyond of what its required as I decided to let these series of Canvas with the same aspect of animated movies. My client, who ordered this, is eager to have this piece delivered. Now, this Canvas will be properly framed. I speacilly thank my client who was very patient and comprehensive with me throughout these almost a year and a half of working (since the first plans, rough sketches, plans and the reach of a fair budget).


Just imagine your favorite animated backgrounds replicated on a big Canvas. Just imagine a big canvas from any classic decorating your living room! For more information, just visit

Welcome to my website


You’re very welcome to my website. Here, you can find out my work in two complete different areas: the artistic one, namely, Animation (Story-boarding, concept, animation, background design) & Illustration (Painting). My other area of studying, on the other hand, is focused on the scientific study of human language, namely, Linguistics. I always try to be eager in both areas as I love them. Besides, you can check out my work by clicking on “Portfolio” and “Linguistics” sections. If you are crazy about Animation or Linguistics, you will find a place to have some fun! All the very best, Rafael Saint-Clair Braga.

“The Joy of Painting” DVD series by Bob Ross

“The Joy of Painting” DVD series by Bob Ross

I could spend hours and hours watching those videos. Besides, I believe anyone fascinated by paintings, who actually practice this art, would be so happy in owning the whole series. It is available on amazon. I’ll check with some friends of mine who are visiting English speaking countries to buy those for me. I read a short bio of Bob Ross. He died still young and very productive! So sad!

Laguna (full animation exercise, 2 by 2)

This is my first exercise on full animation. The technique applied is overlapping, in which the notion of volume and inbetween can be captured. In this course, distributed in three levels (basic, intermediate and advanced), the aim is in making up great animators. I hope to achieve the advanced level. From now on, the subsection “Pencil test” of my Portfolio will be full of pencil tests exercises.