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Tara Ryzebol
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio
Hello, and thanks for taking the trip to my page. I’m an Australia-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 in Toronto, Canada.

My inspiration comes from almost anything. Lately, the subjects I’ve been especially interested in are 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, Italy, Jamaica, Cuba, and Australia. 84 left to go…

Favourite Visual Artist
josh middleton, ross campbell, james jean, marcos chin, alphonse mucha, gil elvgren
Favourite Movies
Hackers
Favourite TV Shows
how i met your mother, jon stewart, james and oz booze vacations, louis
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
um.....wow....hard question
Favourite Writers
phillip pullman
Favourite Games
final fantasy series
Tools of the Trade
inks, acrylics, photoshop
Other Interests
music, movies, art, reading, comics, tattoos, piercings
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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
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Rob and I move to Ottawa in ONE WEEK, people. Crazy... So right now, I'm working on putting together a portfolio of tattoo design to start shopping around to parlors in the hopes of landing an apprenticeship. That's where I need your help, fellow DAs. I need ideas, so I'm putting out a call for people to tell me what they want designed. I'll pick one person's request per week and design them whatever tattoo they ask for. I ask that you specify size, where you would place it on your body, and any of the particulars you'd tell a tattoo artist if you were getting this done for real. You have my permission to actually get these tattoos if you wa
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Hey everyone, I can't believe I haven't written a journal in 2 years! Horrible. Um, a lot has happened in the past few years; I got engaged and married, lived in Europe for a few months, finally got my website up (www.taraphillips.ca) and got a puppy. Named her after the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria. Visited 11 countries and decided that I am in love with Iceland... And now I'm back, and I've decided that it's time I pursue a dream of mine: tattooing. So right now, I'm working on putting together a portfolio of tattoo design to start shopping around to parlors in the hopes of landing an apprenticeship. That's where I need your help, fellow DAs
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YOU'RE GREAT !
you have cool gallery:) (Smile) 
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
you are welcome :) (Smile) 
I really adore your particular drawing style.

Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.