Tory Borovay

Summary

My work explores the relationships between identity and caricature. Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and American Dad, heavily influenced my style of artwork. As an artist, I work conscientiously to strive for perfection. First, I gain knowledge about what I am creating, secondly, I sketch out many different ideas for my concept; thirdly, I think about color, hues, gradients, contrasting, and saturations; color sets a specific mood in my opinion. Then, I would stylize my art digitally using either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. I have to decide if I want to add in any new designs, text, warping, rasterizing, and or, masking images to compliment my layout. Lastly, I ensure I have communicated my design properly to what I was assigned. Almost entirely of my art pieces are expressive in the way I feel, act, or see the world. Ever since I was a child, I knew I adored art; but it all started my sophomore year in high school. Not only that year did I start to see the world more artistically, but I also found myself working by hand and digitally more than I had ever before. One of the most important reasons I never gave up, even in the toughest times, was because of my many years of teaching Hebrew for grades 1-6th. My students would constantly ask me to draw them a specific picture of what they wanted. When they received their drawing, my students would get exhilarated and beyond happy. I love to see my artwork bring joy and excitement to other’s faces. Art taught me that I am a creative, dedicated, and motivated person who is also not afraid to start over. I became captivated by the world of graphic arts; what started as just an extracurricular activity, quickly became my passion into a world of patience, curiosity, and, self-expression.

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