Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Location!

Annelise is now operating a new blog/style revamp project. It's called Virginia Didn't Die. Go on and love it. xoxo


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Eustace: in 3D!

Entry for the New Yorker's design competition. Forgot about this contest until the last minute! A little lost sleep was worth it, twas much fun.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hope your holidays were bright!

The great NYC blizzard kept me stuck in Vermont for days longer than I planned, creating the most perfect, relaxing vacation. Thank goodness for it. :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Penny Paper

Illustration for Theater 13's Penny Paper.

Love for: Chris Heck (Theater 13) + Caitlin McNeill

Friday, October 8, 2010

work in progress

After about 10 weeks away from color and committing to finished pieces, I'm tackling some fresh work & style.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sailors Take Warning Progress!


Landing web from Kyle Gallagher on Vimeo.

A peak at my concept work that guided the set and prop design in the webseries directed by Bijani Casalan. Art Direction, Matte Painting, Set Design: A Capossela

Rose Nose Nada

Some work I've been doing, experimenting with line and digital. Having a ball. Concept work for a series I will soon realize about a rose and his obsession with a nose that just doesn't care to stop and smell him.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Coming Soon

Sailors Take Warning

What I've been working on like crazy!!! It is a webseries called "Sailors Take Warning," directed by Bijani Casalan ( I have had the great pleasure of art directing and creating all concept art for this series of shorts; they feature nautical-themed stories that use live-action cut with puppet scenes. Every scene had a my-size version and a puppet-size version. For example, Tyrone, my favorite monster, was built to be 14 feet long for a live action scene, as well as 12 inches long for the puppet counterpart. Fun stuff! First episode premieres Aug/Sept.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Heart Health

Illustrated for an article which says people in relationships are in better physical and heart health than those who are single!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Prince Game Demo

Here is the game demo I created concept and background art for. A wonderful collaboration with Vytenis Krukonis and Tom Victor.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"My Prince" Backgrounds and Character Art

My trusty colleague Vytenis Krukonis asked me to create backgrounds and a character design for a game he is designing called "My Prince." It follows a character who flies between peoples dreams. Clip of game-in-action coming soon!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Self Promo

My promotional mailer. Fish fishing: I don't think this is what Usher meant when he said 'trading places.'

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Ladies and Gentlemen, my new logo.

Humane Society

Piece for fundraiser event to benefit the Humane Society in Savannah, GA.
Notice the new logo stamp :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sailors Take Warning

Directed by Bijani Casalan
Produced by Devin Smith
Art Directed by Annelise Capossela

Sailors Take Warning from Bijani Casalan on Vimeo.

Watch for more of this stuff in the future!

"we'll fix it in puppet"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Manfred's Great Trouble

Written and illustrated fold-out book by yours truly. Manfred is an arrogant guy. When he grows into a giant with every burst of ego, he learns that it is awfully lonely up in the sky. His best friend Lacey makes a hot air balloon out of sweaters and flies up to her giant friend to show him that feeling great doesn't necessarily mean being great in size.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Manfred's Trouble with Being Great

A sneak peak into my book on which I am currently working. It is written and illustrated by moi, about Manfred who grows every time he has a moment of ego. He eventually is a giant but quickly gets lonely up in the clouds. The book is an exciting interactive book with fold-outs. Hooray!

Monster Masquerade

Happy Halloween! Come see this in the SOI Monster Masquerade Exhibition in the Savannah Mall.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Giants Are GREAT

My most recent rad series. I was recently added to the Behance Network, Coroflot and Illustration Mundo. Find me if you're on there, too! Love, Annelise.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Real Life Giants

The trouble of being great. A series of pastel collages. Come to the Roomy Platter Exhibition Friday, October 2 at 7 pm! A feature of works by Annelise Capossela, Anna Chandler, Andrew Creswell, Nate Marsh and Katie Stoltze at the B Matthews Gallery.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

A portrait of the very strong couple of Olympic Weightlifters Carissa and Jason Gump.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Can You Feeeeel the Love?

Some sketches from this quarter.

Sideburns Story

Design work for a short animation I will one day see to realization. Firenze thinks beautiful flowing sideburns will bring him happiness, but when the long facial adornments take on personalities of their own, they bring him only trouble. His pursuit of the beautiful, curvy, albeit self-centered, Soofie, is severely compromised by the sideburns' energetic liveliness.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Real Estate Board Game

Board game for an Annapolis-based magazine about the challenges of getting a house.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Character design of Firenze- the sad, unaccomplished character who thinks growing long, flowing sideburns will make him happy. Unfortunately, these sideburns take on a life (or two, rather) of their own, and exceedingly hinder Firenze's life.

He pursues Soofie, who lives in this lustfully dotted home.