About

Noelle M. Brooks, 2015

Noelle M. Brooks: Visual Artist Broadcaster Traditional Illustrator Livestreamer Freelancer Creator Twitch Partner Designer YouTuber Photographer Social Media Influencer Painter Visual Artist

Noelle is a freelance artist and content creator specializing in realistic, highly-detailed animal portraits. Although she generally illustrates wildlife, Noelle also enjoys experimenting with different concepts, techniques, media, and styles. Creating in both traditional and digital formats, she classifies herself as a true variety artist and doesn’t rely on a single medium. Recently, Noelle has been innovating ways to allow her wildlife artwork to educate and inspire others as she researches each species and shares the discovered knowledge through her art.

Noelle has always harbored a strong interest for the arts and has been creating for as long as she can remember. In May 2015, Noelle received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art and Art Education from Texas State University and began her career as a freelance artist. A few months later, she began broadcasting on Twitch Creative and was partnered with Twitch Interactive, Inc. before the end of the year. A year later, Noelle joined the Twitch Adobe Channel as a featured broadcaster for Adobe Systems, Inc. providing traditional art, digital photography, and Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop content until the summer of 2017.

Because of her strong love of wildlife, Noelle founded FaunaFocus in early 2017. This community of artists focuses on a unique animal species each month and unites animal-enthusiasts across multiple platforms. Encouraging others to learn about the various creatures that populate our planet and create artwork inspired by them, FaunaFocus intends to build a better understanding of the world and its wildlife through the universal language of art. All are encouraged to get involved with FaunaFocus and share their creations through the hashtag, #FaunaFocus. In September of 2017, WWF Australia partnered with FaunaFocus to help raise funds for the endangered tiger species and hosted a successful broadcasting charity campaign.

“As an introverted artist, I remain physically private, yet creatively exposed. Through my works, I have found an outlet through which I can communicate freely, a voice that can finally be heard. I create art because it enables me to express my inner perceptions and emotions in a way that comes natural to me.

The works I create often focus on human emotions, stripped of context and articulated through natural motifs. Animals become my subjects of interest, martyrs within my work representing silence, strength, and beauty. My pieces embody a multitude of emotions that stem from personal experiences, sometimes dark and obscured, sometimes healing and inspirational, but always full of passion and determination.”

-Noelle M. Brooks

Awards & Honors

Daily Deviation
Daily Deviation2015DeviantArt
1st Place
1st Place2015, Crayon ContestAlla Prima
1st Place
1st Place2015, T-Shirt ContestaDrive St. Louis Rampardos
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention2010, Battle of the Flowers Festival Cover Design ContestThe Battle of Flowers® Association
Teacher Award2010, 2009, 2009, ArtFestNorthside Independent School District
2nd Place
2nd Place2009, Battle of the Flowers Festival Cover Design ContestThe Battle of Flowers® Association
Selected Exhibitor2009, 2009, Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)
1st Place2007, Artfest: High School DivisionNorth Dakota State Fair
1st Place2002, Youth Art Contest: 4th Grade DivisionVIA Metropolitan Transit

Partners & Affiliates

Exhibitions

Creative Corner Gallery2017TwitchCon
Creative Corner Gallery2016TwitchCon
Blue and Green
Blue and Green2013The Walkers Gallery
Birds, Beasts, and Storytelling Chairs
Birds, Beasts, and Storytelling Chairs2013The Walkers Gallery
Denouement
Denouement2013Texas State University Galleries
Taube Museum of Art2007Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art

Testimonials

Noelle is very easy to work with; she asks lots of questions to ensure that all components of the request are met. Noelle came highly recommended to me and I am very glad to have chosen her for my commission.

Echo
Echo

Noelle has created many beautiful pieces of art for me that I proudly display in my home. Her skill set is broad, ranging from work with charcoal to markers, and even ballpoint pen. Everything she conjures into existence with her hands is absolutely stunning.

Noelle has made a charcoal pet portrait of my dog and achieved a sense of realism I had never seen from any other artist. It’s like my dog sits there, smiling at me from on the paper. She has also done a charcoal portrait of my grandmother’s cat that nearly brought my grandmother to tears because it felt like the cat was alive again, standing right next to her.

Noelle’s work is simply magnificent.

Sarah
Sarah

Noelle is such a talented individual who never ceases to go above and beyond in her art. Every material she touches, she can use to make outstanding masterpieces. Over the past year, I have yet to see her make one subpar artwork. I treasure every piece she has made for me whether it is the Alolan Marowak and Golurk Fusion, the Dragonite, the Oshawott Pikachu Fusion, the Entei Typhlosion Fusion, the Tangrowth Palossand Fusion, the Coatimundi, or the Blue Cayman Iguana (my favorite). Not only does she put everything into her art, she puts everything into the amazing community she has built. Her kindness and sincerity makes her channel, Creative, and Twitch such a wonderful place. I look forward to commissioning her in the future and I cannot wait to see what beautiful things she comes up with. nmbLove

Alex
AlexFausti_Pluvia

I’ve been a long time viewer and art fan of Noelle.
Recently, I decided to commission Noelle with this Quetzal bird. I personally don’t know much about art. With that being said, I relied on Noelle’s expertise in order to come to a conclusion on how I wanted the Quetzal. I expressed to her my ideas and she would explain different styles she would be able paint. The bird and why some ways are better than other. Noelle’s communication made this experience a very awesome one. I love the how the Quetzal bird came out. I would definitely recommend her.

Darkflare
Darkflare

Noelle is amazing. Her art is a thing of beauty. I have enjoyed watching the art fly off the page live on Twitch and am excited to have subbed and own a piece of her work. Trying to figure out what I would like to have her draw next is a challenge, but whatever I choose I know it will be awesome.

Rhaknamari
Rhaknamari

Reliable, trustworthy, and talented.
Very high quality, lots of details. Very professional work.

Spoon
Spoon

I have to tell you “Disembodiment” brought tears to my eyes when I saw it. It’s painful in a beautiful way.
I’m very excited that it is the first print I have ordered from Neonmob. Thank you for sharing your art.

Jennifer Pinheiros
Jennifer Pinheiros

Phenomenal artist with very professional procedure for taking commissions. Absolutely loved the constant communication and amazing work.
I will definitely be recommending Noelle to others for her incredible art!

MOS
MOSMonkeyOnStrikeTwitch

I would just like to say a quick word about Noelle and her work. I have been watching her for about 6-7 months now on Twitch.tv! She’s such a huge inspiration with how dedicated and hard she works on every single art piece. I’ve had the privilege to watch her grow as she tackles bigger and more advanced pieces. I was gifted (by a friend that also loves Noelle) an oil painting that she created for me. And it’s now the center piece of my bedroom. I will treasure it for years and years to come. All in all her work has truly touched my life and has given me great joy! Thanks.

Julie Wheelock
Julie Wheelock

Noelle is a wonderful person that does amazing artwork. She is also fun to watch as she does her artwork. I thought Silver the Lucario was beautiful on stream, but now that she has come in I think she is even more beautiful in person. Noelle did amazing work on her. I can tell that she had fun doing her as much as I enjoyed watching her create her sketch. Keep up your amazing work, Noelle, and don’t ever change.

Julie
JulieKittyAvalon

I have purchased five drawings of Noelle’s and have been very pleased with each of them. Three were live stream auction purchases, one was from this website, and one was a charcoal commission of the dog I grew up with, Rambo. I knew the quality of Noelle’s work from watching her Twitch stream, but seeing the process of drawing Rambo brought back so many good memories (along with the positivity and professionalism of her stream) made the experience much deeper and more meaningful than I had anticipated. The drawing itself is magnificent and captures everything I loved about Rambo’s face. The YouTube video is just as high quality as the drawing and was a must-have for me to show my family how it was created and gives them a taste of the feelings I felt watching Noelle work.

Noelle’s professionalism extends into the business side of her work. She clearly takes this very seriously to ensure an easy and thoughtful buying experience. From the initial request to the delivery and the inclusion of an itemized receipt that summarizes the contract, the communication was clear and timely, the deadlines were completed early, and the piece itself will be something I cherish. I highly recommend Noelle for any commission work!

Tom Olsen
Tom Olsen

After following Noelle’s streams on Twitch, I decided to commission her to make a portrait of my daughter’s new dog. I asked her what mediums she thought would be best and she was very helpful in the decision to go with charcoal. This was for a Christmas gift but Noelle was all booked up until after the end of the year. I decided to give it as a gift that my Daughter could watch and participate in after Christmas. Noelle let me pick a specific date so my daughter would know when to watch. She was very nice to my daughter and asked her opinion throughout the process. She did a wonderful job of capturing “Lucy” and made her look like she was alive. I recommend Noelle to anyone needing artwork for any occasion!

Bill
BillShortPhatOkie

Noelle is a passionate, dedicated and wonderful artist. Her livestreams are always fun, relaxing and enjoyable; truly something to look forward to at the end of the day! The two pieces of art I have had commissioned were certainly not straightforward or easy requests, but Noelle has done a fantastic job at listening to what I wanted from the artwork, as well as putting her own, unique creative spin in to both pieces. I am delighted with them and would recommend both Noelle’s streams and off-stream commissions to anyone out there. She is extremely versatile and talented in many different mediums. I would like to thank her for all that she does and gives back to the community!

Sarah
SarahMetalManatee

Noelle’s attention to detail and determination to make her work as good as she possibly can ensures that every piece she produces is a gem.
She puts a lot of love into her work, and it shows through in all of the work I’ve seen of hers thus far.

M. C. McLamb
M. C. McLambEternitysEmporiumEternity’s Emporium of Eccentricities

I must say it has been an amazing experience to work with Noelle M. Brooks. She has this uncanny ability to understand exactly what you are looking for with just a few details. I am one of those people who have quite a hard time distinguishing what I am looking for when I commission a piece. From the art piece of my break dancing turtle Pokémon, to the Pokémon ATC’s and most impressively my new logos and business cards, Noelle has really expressed exactly what I imagined.

I can’t begin to explain how happy I am with these new business cards and logos. Your take on making my brand look more professional really has given me a lot of confidence with this new business I am starting. Thank you again, there are not enough words to express my gratitude to you, nor are the enough words to explain how amazing your work is!

PhilthyTurtle
PhilthyTurtlePhilthy Turtle Perlers

So, I found Noelle through a friend who had found her on Twitch and I was immediately impressed with her passion and her demeanor. She is such a sweet and generous artist and creator. She worked with me on a piece that she honestly knew very little about and was still willing to put the same effort she did to other works. It took twice as long as she expected it to and yet through it all she was still smiling and chuckling as we spoke on the livestream it was made on. I would recommend Noelle to anyone and everyone who would want an artwork or design work done or who would just want a peaceful experience all around. Noelle you are wonderful. Stay awesome.

Dallred
Dallred

Noelle’s passion shines through not only in her artwork but also how she conducts business in a professional and courteous manner. She listens to her clients’ requests without sacrificing quality or her art style. Her artwork speaks for itself and anyone would be proud to display it in their homes. I am honored to own two of her paintings myself.

Starla
Starla

Noelle is an artist that you can tell is truly passionate about the work she produces.
I had an extremely pleasant experience receiving my drawing from her and definitely plan on getting more art done and working with her again!

Derek
Derek

Noelle M. Brooks should be the next motivator; almost everything about her is motivation. Her having a dream, and having it almost shattered, but she did not gave up. Having so much happening in her life and in the end she stands tall, to losing so much money, to a car that she ended up not having, all the haters that make rude comments on her art. Her art is one of the things I look forward to in her streams, and no matter what, I support Noelle.

Scott Lambert
Scott LambertNTW88

Noelle is a wonderful artist that you can always trust to deliver a well thought out piece on time.
I have been a fan of her art for about six years now and she is truly amazing at what she does.

Josh B.
Josh B.

I recently commissioned Noelle for a portrait that I have been wanting for quite some time now. She not only made the process easy, but actually enjoyable as well. She kept me involved with the entire process as well as making it affordable for me. Not only was the portrait a very accurate depiction of my mom, but it was sent out to my home in a very timely manner. Noelle is not only a very talented artist, but a very generous person as well. Thank you, Noelle, for making my experience with you an extraordinary one.

Wagzz_25
Wagzz_25

Awesome designer and drawer. She did a great job on my re-branding for Twitch. Very pleased with it and I plan to commission her more often. She will be my only designer and when I get emotes, I’ll have her do them, too. I recommend her to anyone needing any type of art done.

SwankyTiger174
SwankyTiger174

I hired Noelle to do a realistic charcoal portrait of my dear friend’s mother. My friend lost her mother a little over a year ago to cancer. The portrait is a sentimental gift. Noelle’s work is amazing. Noelle was so kind. She worked from an aged photo and captured my friend’s mother beautifully. The artwork is high quality, realistic, and more than we could have asked for. Not only did Noelle finish the portrait in a timely manner, she was professional and very affordable. She is very kind and flexible. She communicated with me during the commission to meet our specific needs.
I would highly recommend Noelle Brooks for any artistic commissions.

Liz
Liz

It has been truly a pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic artist and entrepreneur as yourself. Also, I am extremely grateful for your generosity in your dealings with us. You have been very accommodating and organized in your business with us and very easy to work with without ever meeting in person. I am also thankful for your sound, decisive artistic advice and patience with us as we strove to come to a decision.

The portrait is beautiful! What a great tribute to two great people who have done so much for us both by their monetary generosity and their inspirational example! Whatever doubts we may have had about your portrait painting ability have been soundly put to rest.

I am so glad for you that your first work was a tribute to those who have done so much to support you (and us and so many others) in their life goals and educational endeavors. What a fitting, beautiful way to begin your career! Thank you so much, too, in helping us to commemorate this great couple and complete our Terry Senior Gift.

Tommy Marchetti
Tommy MarchettiTexas A & M University: Terry Scholars Student OrganizationThe Terry Foundation

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Panels

Art Panel
Art Panel2017Edmonds Community College
Study Abroad Panel
Study Abroad Panel2015The Terry Foundation, Texas State University

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you use references or only create from your imagination?

While concepts are often from my imagination alone, I rely on photographic references for accurate anatomy, poses, and colors.

Dominant hand?

I am right-handed.

Favorite animal?

The Red Fox, or Vulpes vulpes, has been my favorite animal since I was about 10 years old and was gifted a long, skinny fox stuffed animal by my grandmother. Other favorites include deer and seals. I also have a soft spot for virtually any canine or feline. Honestly, I like just about every animal out there, especially the furry ones.

Favorite artwork?

My favorite piece actually includes the entire series, Muted Outcries. This series includes seven large oil paintings that were painted over the course of four months and stemmed from raw, emotional experiences, heavily referencing abuse. This series was featured in two galleries and now hangs on display in my home.

Favorite color?

While deep purple was my favorite color for many years, I have since fallen in love with blue-green, otherwise known as teal or turquoise. My favorite color schemes include blues and browns, especially light blue and dark brown.

Favorite medium?

I’m asked this question all the time and, honestly, I can’t give a straight answer. I don’t really have any one particular medium that I favor over others. I generally prefer working in oil paint, watercolor, ink, or colored pencil, but it changes all the time and I’m frequently experimenting with different media and techniques.

Favorite Pokémon?

Ninetales is currently my favorite Pokémon followed by Zoroark, Latias, Sceptile, and Linoone.

Favorite video game?

I have always loved playing video games and remember playing on a GameBoy Color as early as 5-years-old. My favorite video game of all time is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which I’ve played on PC and Xbox. Other favorite franchises include Abzu, Animal Crossing, Endless Ocean, Harvest Moon, The Legend of Zelda, Monster Hunter, Planet Coaster, Pokemon, Roller Coaster Tycoon, The Sims, Slime Rancher, Super Smash Bros., Zoo Tycoon, and many more.

How do you decide what to draw?

Commissions are always my first priority, followed by collaborations, trades, and any other owed artwork. When I owe no artwork, I enjoy participating in contests or challenges as they offer a theme or trial and are sometimes coupled with a reward. I also enjoy creating gifts for friends and family in my spare time. I rarely work on personal artwork, but when I do, I draw inspiration from my own emotions, characters, and life experiences and particularly enjoy depicting scenes of animals and nature.

How long does it take you to create your artwork?

The length of time it takes to create my work definitely depends on the type of work I am creating. Smaller works can be finished as quickly as 2 hours, while larger works may take 3 weeks time to complete.

How long have you been livestreaming?

I have been livestreaming on Twitch since August 24, 2015. I was partnered with Twitch Interactive, Inc. on November 23, 2015.

When did you start drawing?

I can remember drawing as early as five years old, copying images from coloring books. I’ve been drawing ever since and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in May 2015.

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