Mary Babin

Artist. Writer. Visual Storyteller.

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Even when she was a little girl, 20-year-old Victoria (Tori) Sharp had an incredible gift of storytelling. Although back then Tori may not have realized that writing was anything more than just a hobby, she has decided to form her career around her storytelling. At this time, Tori writes mostly of speculative fiction, which is full of creatures and characters of whom she creates. However, what makes Tori so special is her other talent. While most writers can only pray for a great illustrator, Tori is able to make her stories come to life with her own artistic illustration abilities. Being able to create a character with words is a feat in itself, and being able to physically depict one is a true talent.

Currently Tori is studying at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. She is majoring in Sequential Art but has been studying many mediums throughout her life. In this technological world, the demand for graphic design is extremely high. The more mediums an artist can utilize, the better the artist’s chances are of receiving a job. Then if you add being technologically savvy into the mix, employers will eat you up. Being the multifaceted artist she is, Tori is well versed in using her computer and tablet to create masterpieces from small sketches to her personal comic, Dreamscape.

Demitri from Dreamscape.

Demitri from Dreamscape.

Within Dreamscape Tori is able to channel her creative talents. The comic includes characters such as Abigail (Abby) Stoneheart, who has the ability to bond with dragons and amplify their powers. Along with other characters like Seth Carter, Abby serves as a warrior in the Rinaian king’s ten elite squads. Tori currently has completed two chapters of her comic book, which is available for viewing on her website: http://www.thealmostrose.com

Although Tori is still a young adult, she has not let that stop her for making a name for herself. Tori sells anything from her sketches to portraits of customers. People are able to buy her sketches for a mere $5, while the portraits can be a little more pricey due to materials and are usually around $50. However, with the talent of this young artist, I would buy one soon before they are worth more!

PicMonkey Collage

For further illustrations and drawings done by Tori, you will find them by clicking these links:
http://www.Behance.net/VictoriaDaru
http://wwww.eyrzadraws.tumblr.com
http://www.Facebook.com/VictoriaDaru

One Response to Artist. Writer. Visual Storyteller.

  1. jane sharp 7th November 2014 at 01:57

    Great article Mary, I love the way you weave in Tori’s many talents. Good luck to you as well.
    Jane

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