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Tara Phillips
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Canada
Hello, and thanks for taking the trip to my page. I’m an Ottawa-based Art Director at indie gave dev Snowed in Studios with a Bachelors Degree in Design (BDes) and a major in Illustration from the Ontario College of Art and Design.

My inspiration comes from almost anything. Lately, the subjects I’ve been especially interested in are my impressions from childhood, traditional religious icon art, travel, tattoos and tattoo culture, and, of course, comic books and video games.

I consider myself to be both a commercial illustrator specializing in fashion, editorial, concept art and children’s illustration, as well as a fine artist exploring new and exciting applications for 2-D media.

My favourite thing to work with is a pencil, paper and pen, and most of my work has elements of these mediums, or has at least started that way. One day, I hope to learn the wonderful art of tattooing, but until then, I’ll continue to draw designs for other tattoo artists to apply.

In my spare time, I love to cook and bake, and absolutely adore discovering and trying new wines and beers. My husband and I love to travel, and are working our way through a list of 100 countries to visit before we die. The current count? Canada, USA, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Iceland, Holland, England, Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria, Turkey, France and Italy. 87 left to go…
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Hey Everyone. So, it's been a couple of months (again) since my last very exciting journal entry. I had SO many requests for tattoo designs and it was really inspiring to work with so many different people to design so unique tattoos!

I have been toying with the idea of selling prints. I know, you're all thinking "Jump on that band wagon, Tara" and to that I would respond thusly:

I have been asked by a number of people why I don't sell prints, and the more that people ask, the more I have wondered why I haven't. However, I don't like the idea of mass producing and losing control of how many prints are out there. I really want to be able to tell buyers that I have personally signed and numbered each of these prints and that they are paying for professionally printed quality.

So, I'm putting a trial in place to see how the process goes.  I'm choosing my top 5 pieces that I think would make a fantastic piece of art for someone's wall (or ceiling... or door....) I'm going to create a journal showcasing these images, and a poll and I would like all of you to vote on saying which one you think would make the best print, and that you would be interested in buying if I were to make said prints.

I will then print 10 (that's right, only TEN) of that winning print and see how long it will take to sell them off. Depending on my responses, and on my turn around, there may be more prints in the future.

Also, what do you guys think of DA Prints? Has anyone every bought one?

Stayed tuned!
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Pendulum
  • Eating: GINGERBREAD!

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Shilpit Feb 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really adore your particular drawing style.

Thank you for sharing!
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brainleakage Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.
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Nymla Feb 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh such an inspirational gallery! Oops! 
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brainleakage Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, glad you enjoy!
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Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :iconkissingplz:
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brainleakage Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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InnaLex Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Love your work! I love your use of colours, amongst other things!
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brainleakage Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much. Colour is something I'm continually experimenting with, because most of the time i feel like I have no idea what I'm doing with it.... 
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InnaLex Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well, you have certainly fooled me! Colour scares me... I am starting to look into it and even booked onto a course, but if I get to your skill, I would be a very happy girl!
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brainleakage Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There are basic rules of Colour, like Contrast in Tone and Value, as well as Contrast in Warm vs Cool to create a focal point and lead the eye through an image. But after that, it's really just trial and error. I haven't quite reached the point of having a system down. Every time I do a new piece, my process is different and experimental. Not the most efficient....
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