About Victoria Gedvillas
Victoria Gedvillas, or Tori, is an independent illustrator who loves to spread happiness and positivity through her work and inspire future artists. Originally from Naples, FL she is currently living and working in Nashville, TN.
Before beginning her career, Tori graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. Her time at Ringling created opportunities to chase after her dream job at David and Goliath as a graphic artist.
Since then, Tori has self-published five different art books, been in the artist alley at over 20 comic conventions, collaborated with Copic, Winsor & Newton, Arteza, Ohuhu, and MyArtscape, and published over 150 videos to YouTube. She has also worked on two sketch card sets, completed a variant cover for 451 Media, and amassed a following of over 240,000 on Instagram and 160,000 on YouTube.
Tori also has great interest in charity work. Recent fundraising efforts include donating proceeds from sales of her artwork to the Houston Food Bank after hurricane Harvey, and personal sales of her variant cover for Stained to Polaris, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking.
Tori works across a wide variety of mediums including alcohol based markers, watercolor, graphite, colored pencil and pastel. She also enjoys taking breaks from her usual style to explore gestures and more realistic styles. Established art challenges like Inktober, and self-created ones like the Drawventure and 30-day Sketchbook challenge play significant parts in her work as well. In addition to working on her art technique, she is always seeking to improve her productivity through planning, goal-setting, and time management.
Art education is a passion for Tori, and she works to spread enjoyment of art through instructional and inspirational videos on her YouTube channel and Instagram account. Since her own experience at art school had such a strong effect on her life, Tori wishes to bring the knowledge and joy it gave her to a wider audience.