Today we’d like to introduce you to Issac “Sip” Pinnon.
Issac, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
If you were to ask “when did you start drawing?” My mothers never changing response would be “I let Issac draw on the walls of our apartments. All the drawings would end”. She at this point would gesture with her hand around the knee. I recently began talking to my biological father and decided it was possibly genetics because my brother is also skilled in drawing. I came to the conclusion that I probably was bored. I moved a lot, never made too many friends do to it, and it was just my mom and I when I was smaller. I decided if I couldn’t have fun, id end up making it happen. Now I do art to make myself happy. Making practical 2D forms of art for myself. Practical in this sense for me is that I am able to create posters for my room that remind and inspire me to perform those habits. Habits like, a poster for bedtime yoga posters, food that my bearded dragon likes. Performing and preparing those things makes me happy, while also making cool posters for myself.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I used to try and make my art cuter, more round edges, and more smooth textures. Once I stopped, I started comparing and contrasting about things I liked in other peoples art. Focused strictly on things I liked in my art. It created this weird, realistically detailed? , yet still less realistic/cartoony gross art style. I adore my current arts state and im comfortable in change. Change is what expands and grows myself to make better art, art that im proud of sharing and I know I will not stay stagnant. The things that change in art map out a visual timeline of my feelings during that period and are a tangible version of those emotions. I felt lost, wanted to be stable, and liked during the last period of my senior year. The art that was created was focused on going back to the cute, round and what I thought was likable. Im inspired by the flow and never stagnant. This will always be shown through my art.
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
I wish I would’ve learned to get myself out there at a younger age. I was so scared to post my art anywhere or show it out of fear of how people will perceive me. I learned if I am a tree on a tree farm and I get watered, and the water runs off onto them, I cannot do anything about how they will take it. You are you; you can’t make people feel or not feel certain ways. They are their own way. Do what you want out of what makes you happy and not obligation or guilt.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I post on my Instagram @Cowpiepapa; I also do booth shows with other artists sometimes. I post on my Instagram on these shows before they happen. You are able to support my work by commissioning me for any art, I have a price list in my Instagram, depending on medium and style I discuss with the commissioner. Following my art and sharing my work with credit is the most important to me.
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- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cowpiepapa/
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