Tess Emily Rodriguez
Tess Emily Rodriguez is a self-taught artist/illustrator originally from Los Angeles, California and currently residing in Portland, Oregon. Passionate about drawing from an early age, Tess spent her childhood and teens exploring various mediums before honing in on her one true love : pen & ink drawing. Tess works primarily with an old-fashioned dipping pen and India ink, but over the last few years she has begun to experiment with colored inks and gouache which has been a playful addition to her generally black-and-white work. Tess' main artistic themes are beauty, wonder and humor. She is a dedicated aestheticist, but aims to surprise and bring the unexpected into her drawings. Her favorite thing about her chosen medium is that literally anything can happen in a drawing. In addition to her fine art, which she regularly exhibits in Portland, Tess has also been privileged to work with many people to create custom pieces. She specializes in greeting cards and wedding invitations, and she's also contributed work for album and book covers. More than anything, Tess really loves to draw and she's happiest when hunched over a piece of paper. Please feel free to contact Tess at email@example.com with any additional questions!