Justine Lucas

Color Key Artist


Visual artist with over 20 years of professional painting and graphic art experience, 11 years of higher education in fine arts, 20 years of film study, and 10 years of professional experience in both photography and cinematography.


My mediums of choice are acrylic paint, oil paint, India ink, charcoal, watercolor, and graphite. Since attaining my BFA at SFSU with a dual emphasis in Painting & Sculpture, I have continued producing and showcasing works in the Bay Area. My recent complete series follows the intimate daily life of circus performers, inspired by my years traveling with both local and international circus troupes including Cavalia, Cirque Du Soleil, as well as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. I have also written and illustrated a children's book and am currently working on a hand-painted animation film project.

Examples of all above mentioned projects are included in this portfolio.


    Fine Art Major 
    Dual Emphasis: Painting & Sculpture 
    World Music & Dance Minor


    Visual Arts Major

Conceptual Art

Circus Series

Painting & Drawing

Children's Book Illustration

Ink Pen

Time-of-Day Study

Ink Pen
Landscape zooming in with cloud movement and color shift over time.

Art Fundamentals

Figure Studies

Charcoal & Conte Crayon

Sculpture Studies

Graphite & Ink pen

Portrait Studies


Animal Studies

India Ink, Ink Pen & Graphite

Figure Paintings

Oil paint

Figure Sculptures

Terracotta & Ceramic Clay

Portrait Sculptures

Terracotta & Ceramic Clay

Landscapes & Interiors 


Oil & Acrylic Paint


Using 3 Inks: Yellow, Blue, Magenta 
NOTE: The following are for a paper stop-motion film called "The Dam", currently in production.

Graphic Design

Logo Desing

Photoshop and Ink Pen

Album Art

  1. Editing photography and digitally illustrating original border and text 
  2. Blending multiple photographs with an illustration layer and text 
  3. Blending multiple original color pencil artworks with photographic elements

Fantasy Landscapes

Conceptual Photoshop Art

Photography & Cinema 


Light Study

35 mm film & digital


Justine Lucas's filmmaking process
  1. Storyboards that illustrate the main frames; characters in frame, expression or action, camera movement, shot type (wide angle, medium shot, or close-up) and perspective (side-angle, straight-on, or follow-shot).
  2. Mood boards that express the unified look of each scene including location, costume, color scheme, lighting, and material textures.
  3. Film stills from actual film shoot, portraying final product and the actualization of initial mood boards.

NOTE: The following slides are for a new film called "City Girl", currently in post-production.

Film Example

Written, storyboarded, produced, directed, performed and edited by Justine Lucas.
A short film style music video set in the late 1940's in a San Francisco speakeasy.

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