Stuff about the
My name's Thalia Hodges, and my username Tsebresos (which I use on pretty much every site I am on) comes from my maiden name, Sebresos. I go by Tes for short :) I was born in 1995, in Utah, and still live there today. My interest in art started at around 13 years old, and just rocketed out from there! I am currently attending BYU and studying Animation. In 2015 I got married with the best nugget in the world, Myles, and I couldn't be happier!
My ultimate goal in art is to bring together all those scattered, incohesive pieces of ideas that people have together into a real, living embodiment of those ideas. The first step, I believe, would be drawing it. Suddenly the character is no longer a figment of your imagination, but a tangible, visible object. Those pencil marks on a piece of paper come together to look like something real, and that's pretty magical. Further development of characters and drawing techniques will give the drawing a mind of its own, and a personality that people will recognize and even make reference too. For example, everyone knows that Eeyore is a sad, melancholy droopy guy. But he isn't even real! He's just a drawing on a paper. That's what makes drawing awesome to me. However, no matter how great the drawing is, it is still static. The next step? Make it move! Which is where my love for animation comes in. When one animates that idea, it now becomes even more than it once was-others can now relate to it at a deeper level, as a being that lives and breathes and moves. Now with advancements in 3D animation, characters look even more real then ever before! Animated movies that illicit deep emotional responses from audiences, like Up or Monsters Inc. are the biggest reason I got into art. I want to be able to make people really feel the characters on the screen, as if they were real life beings, and relate to them. I find that I can achieve that same effect with costume making as well, making characters into real-life, tangible things that you can touch and interact with.
To see conventions I'm planning on attending, see the homepage.
How to contact me-
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Where did you come up with the name "Tsebresos"?
The name "Tsebresos" is simply the first letter of my first name, and then my maiden name after it. So creative, I know! But hey, it works, and means I can get my username on most any site ;)
You may only use my art for PERSONAL USE or NON-PROFIT projects. You may NEVER reproduce or redistribute ANY of my art, unless you get explicit permission from me. All my art/characters are copyrighted, and breaking these rules can get you into serious trouble. My gallery IS NOT a free image library!
That would be Tes, the anthropomorphic personification of myself. Whenever I feel like drawing myself in any situation, I draw Tes, because really I like drawing animals way more then anything else. So drawing Tes comes naturally and easily!
If you're curious, check out Tes's reference sheet here:
That's Myles, the anthropomorphic representation of my husband! His character is a mix of mostly caracal with some cougar mixed in. Who knew that cats and dogs could get along so well? ;)
You can see his reference sheet here if you'd like:
No, not all the characters in here belong to me, however I did draw everything you see there. Characters belong to their respective owners, but I still have rights on the art. My gallery includes commissions and trades, however I will not upload any pictures if the commissioner requests that I don't.
Ever since I was little I've liked drawing, but at that age the stuff I came up with were just as bad as any other kid's! Though I guess a smidgen of real talent is involved, most of my skill comes from practice, practice, practice. I enjoy art and drawing, so I do it (a lot!) and you can't do something so much and not get better sometime. I also surround myself with works from other artists. They inspire my to do better, and are a huge help to me. Much of my talent is self-taught, though I have gone through the BYU Animation program and had some other teachers throughout my life.
Almost any digital art you see from me is done in Procreate on my iPad, which I use to make my speedpaints on Youtube. I absolutely love using watercolors and Prismacolor markers for traditional work.
I am most comfortable drawing animals, of every species, shape and size! I also draw humans and other characters, and love character design. I struggle more when drawing non-living things, like backgrounds, landscapes, objects and so forth. I'm working on that though!
No. I do not take NSFW work on commission. Details about this can be found in my Terms of Service.
Sometimes! There are times when someone will get free art because they are my close friend. And if you do me a favor, or are really nice for some reason, you might get something for free too! (Ahh bribery :P )
Of course! I love getting gifts :D Just remember that all of my characters are copyrighted to me, so don't try to sell or reproduce that art without permission from myself.
If you wish to do that, contact me and we can figure it out. I will only accept for my character to appear if they are a minor character in the story, not a main one please.
The term "Furry" mostly just means that you like anthropomorphic (which means "having human characteristics") animals. And do I? Yes. I have ever since I was... I don't know when. So in a sense, yes, I do consider myself one, but there are many aspects of the fandom that I find quite unsavory. So really, I consider myself a "clean furry."
I do! My husband and I have been to a few conventions thus far and plan to go to many more. Though we occasionally can go to conventions on the East coast, we're mostly confined to the West. I announce the conventions we're going to attend on the homepage so you can take a look!