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Maria Jose Esquivel

2022 Fall
Graduation with Honors
Entertainment Arts

Let's draw some boards and paint some landscapes!

Hi! I'm a Costa Rican storyboard and background artist who delights in making art about lonely people in lonely places.

Growing up on a remote coffee farm, I spent my childhood barefoot, muddy, and obsessed with the lives of characters in books and movies; Though now older and less muddy, my love for storytelling has remained unchanged.

Wether I'm working on a new board or a new painting, I hope to develop worlds filled with characters as unique and moody as their environments. I'm especially interested in atmospheric lighting, bucolic settings, and the interplay of humor and horror.