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Novak (2014)
Been a bad updater lately. :B But thankfully school is winding down and that BFA is just a month away! Painting above is of an original character for my thesis film which will be posted online once my website goes live. Should be up within the month~
watercolor, marker, ink + Photoshop

Novak (2014)

Been a bad updater lately. :B But thankfully school is winding down and that BFA is just a month away! Painting above is of an original character for my thesis film which will be posted online once my website goes live. Should be up within the month~

watercolor, marker, ink + Photoshop

— 2 days ago
#original story  #original characters  #sci-fi  #illustration  #art  #artwork  #thesis  #traditional media  #artists on tumblr  #fantasy  #story-related  #painting  #starfield  #stars  #astronomy  #cosmos  #supernatural  #spiritual 
sinribbon:

sinribbon:

My BFA Thesis show is here! I’ve been working on a film for the past several months that will feature movie trailer-like preludes to five different original stories. Each segment is about 2 to 3 minutes long totally at a 10 to 15 film reel. It has been a great undertaking. Costumes were constructed. New equipment was purchased. But this the start of a true film portfolio and enticing viewer interest in my narratives. Hope to see you at the reception!

Show is up and running all week long!

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT

sinribbon:

sinribbon:

My BFA Thesis show is here! I’ve been working on a film for the past several months that will feature movie trailer-like preludes to five different original stories. Each segment is about 2 to 3 minutes long totally at a 10 to 15 film reel. It has been a great undertaking. Costumes were constructed. New equipment was purchased. But this the start of a true film portfolio and enticing viewer interest in my narratives. Hope to see you at the reception!

Show is up and running all week long!

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT

— 2 weeks ago with 7 notes
#gallery  #sin ribbon  #gallery show  #art show  #final friday  #cincinnati  #otr  #exhibition  #art exhibition  #art events  #artists on tumblr 

C2E2 news!

I will be in the Artist Alley this year at table E5! C2E2 is a huge comic convention in Chicago taking place the final weekend of April (25-27), and I’m super excited to be accepted into AA my first year there!

I will be selling handmade Coptic-stitch sketchbooks/journals (including Spiderman books!), 13”x19” prints of my artwork (on archival photo paper), and original comics including Persephone In Underland!

Hope to see you there! I’ll be cosplaying as original characters ;)

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#C2e2  #conventions  #comic con  #sin ribbon  #artists on tumblr  #art prints  #comics  #Persephone In Underland  #Spiderman  #coptic stitch  #handmade  #handmade books  #coptic book 
pigeoned:

Show opens March 17th. First Person.

First BFA Thesis Show at my school, opens next week! Mine follows the week afterward. Very excited to see what everyone is putting together.

pigeoned:

Show opens March 17th. First Person.

First BFA Thesis Show at my school, opens next week! Mine follows the week afterward. Very excited to see what everyone is putting together.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#gallery show  #art show  #art school  #Cincinnati 
new comic that will be available at C2E2 in Chicago this April 25-27! Hope to see you there!

new comic that will be available at C2E2 in Chicago this April 25-27! Hope to see you there!

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#comics  #conventions  #C2E2  #Mouths of Light  #illustration  #Digital Media  #artwork  #spiritual artwork  #artists on tumblr  #traditional media 
"Mouths of Light" comic preview
Short comic I completed for a prompt. Did the first 6 pages in a couple days but going to add a couple more for an upcoming comic anthology submission. Story about a girl’s dark and spiritual journey through her own’s mind and experiences.

"Mouths of Light" comic preview

Short comic I completed for a prompt. Did the first 6 pages in a couple days but going to add a couple more for an upcoming comic anthology submission. Story about a girl’s dark and spiritual journey through her own’s mind and experiences.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#original story  #story-related  #artwork  #comics  #digital art  #Digital Media  #spiritual  #dark  #Mouths of Light  #original comic  #original characters  #illustration 

followtheyellow-brick-road:

Stop and Hear the Music (by WashingtonPost)

"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, 

and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?”

I heard this story when it first came out some time ago. It should act as reassurance to the artist—visual, musical or otherwise. At times people love our work because they believe they should, and the opposite is also true; we may be ignored even when our work is original and of good quality. A perfect example: I submitted a piece to a “high quality” art group on deviantART that was denied. When the piece became a Daily Deviation, it was accepted. If you’re an unknown artist, musician, or creator of any kind, don’t be discouraged by lack of appreciation or popularity. Keep creating. You absolutely must not judge yourself or your work based on the reception it receives. Don’t be discouraged by the public’s perceptive filters. Support and appreciate artists if you love their work, regardless of fame, to help others open their perceptions. It is important for each and every person to remove the veil of social influence in order to see what truly speaks to one’s heart.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#art  #community  #Joshua Bell  #violinist  #music  #subway  #inspiration  #inspirational  #encouragement  #helping  #struggling artists  #social influence  #sociology  #social experiment  #thoughts  #debate 

top “Watergale”, bottom “Firestorm” (2013)

Finally got some decent photos of these to upload! Worked on these from October to November as a pair. Two original characters, sisters actually, that act as supernatural guardians of the worlds of the living and dead. Story is a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid, heavily influenced by astronomy and cosmology. Paintings will be used in my upcoming senior thesis film.

Both were painted on 2’ by 3’ wood panels with spray paint, ink and water-soluble oil paints.

available as prints in my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SinRibbon

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
#story-related  #Illustration  #artwork  #painting  #sin ribbon  #original characters  #original story  #water-soluble oil paint  #spray paint  #ink  #traditional media  #supernatural  #spiritual  #sci-fi  #fantasy  #cosmos  #outer space  #starfield  #stars  #astronomy  #cosmology 

necropagnosia:

just finished some custom prop pieces for a film :)

each one is made from the bottom jaw of a pig, cut up and reconstructed to be the bones of an invented creature. was a crazy long process to get them seamed together and looking natural but damn they turned out nice if I do say so myself ;p

For my thesis film, I’m making a compilation film of 5 of my original narratives. My classmate here was kind enough to make the accessories for one of the characters I’ll be playing. Was very happy with how these turned out!

— 3 months ago with 17 notes
#props  #films  #art object  #photography  #taxidermy  #sculpture  #Meddling With Nature