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Tracy Thanh Tran.

Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings, 2014. Micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings, 2014. Micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings: Containment, 2014. Pen and ink, micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings: Containment, 2014. Pen and ink, micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings, 2014. Pen and ink, micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings, 2014. Pen and ink, micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings, 2014. Pen and ink, micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings, 2014. Pen and ink, micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings, 2014. Pen and ink, micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

Hi everyone,

So, I’ve been sick and sluggish, but thanks to my brother, he got a couple of shots while I was drawing. I did a couple of drawings in spirit of spring, so expect and enjoy a couple of these sketchbook pieces.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Sketchbook Drawings, 2014. Pen and ink, micron pens, sketching paper. 5.5’ in. x 8.5” in.

Hi everyone,

So, I’ve been sick and sluggish, but thanks to my brother, he got a couple of shots while I was drawing. I did a couple of drawings in spirit of spring, so expect and enjoy a couple of these sketchbook pieces.

Tracy Thanh Tran, the Dream State: Welcome to the Dream State, 2014. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Sometimes you find yourself in this dark state of mind and it just feels like you’re the only occupant.

My thought process behind this design was literally illustrating a physical land mass, like an actual state. I’ve been examining vintage California poster designs from, California Here I Come: Vintage California Graphics, by Ed. Jim Heimann, and I was really inspired by that.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, the Dream State: Welcome to the Dream State, 2014. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Sometimes you find yourself in this dark state of mind and it just feels like you’re the only occupant.

My thought process behind this design was literally illustrating a physical land mass, like an actual state. I’ve been examining vintage California poster designs from, California Here I Come: Vintage California Graphics, by Ed. Jim Heimann, and I was really inspired by that.

Tracy Thanh Tran, the Dream State: You’re Not Alone, 2014. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Tracy Thanh Tran, the Dream State: Don’t Let Go, 2014. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Tracy Thanh Tran, the Dream State (Series), 2014. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Trauma has an ongoing effect over time. It can effect how we function in our daily lives or left suppressed in our mind or dreams. Dreams allow repressed thoughts to be expressed, allowing problems to be examined and dealt with mentally through our sleep. In this series, I intend to portray some of my anxieties by rendering them through illustrations of my own reoccurring nightmares caused by childhood trauma that has been repressed.

Overall, my art is mainly focused on life experiences. I want them to be relatable, yet helpful. I guess that’s my whole purpose for some of my more personal works. I’m more connected to these more intimate series that allow you to get to know me as not just an artist, but also as an individual. Like my Lessons Learned series, I hope you can connect with these too. Setting aside my holiday inspired designs for a moment, I hope that my personal ones can find its way to someone who is in a similar position and help them understand that…You’re not alone. Don’t let go.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, the Dream State (Series), 2014. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Trauma has an ongoing effect over time. It can effect how we function in our daily lives or left suppressed in our mind or dreams. Dreams allow repressed thoughts to be expressed, allowing problems to be examined and dealt with mentally through our sleep. In this series, I intend to portray some of my anxieties by rendering them through illustrations of my own reoccurring nightmares caused by childhood trauma that has been repressed.

Overall, my art is mainly focused on life experiences. I want them to be relatable, yet helpful. I guess that’s my whole purpose for some of my more personal works. I’m more connected to these more intimate series that allow you to get to know me as not just an artist, but also as an individual. Like my Lessons Learned series, I hope you can connect with these too. Setting aside my holiday inspired designs for a moment, I hope that my personal ones can find its way to someone who is in a similar position and help them understand that…You’re not alone. Don’t let go.

Tracy Thanh Tran, Will You Be Mine?, 2014. Illustration. 5’ in. x 5” in.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Sorry I’ve been pretty busy, but I thought I’d make something simple and sweet. Hope you guys have a great day and hope that you share it with someone special!

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Will You Be Mine?, 2014. Illustration. 5’ in. x 5” in.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Sorry I’ve been pretty busy, but I thought I’d make something simple and sweet. Hope you guys have a great day and hope that you share it with someone special!

Tracy Thanh Tran, Thanks for Being Great Followers!, 2013. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

To my followers,

First off, thanks for just following me and looking at my art/tumblr. Although I don’t have many followers, some is better than none, so I’m very thankful to have each and every one of you. So, you guys have an awesome year, and once again, thank you.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Thanks for Being Great Followers!, 2013. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

To my followers,

First off, thanks for just following me and looking at my art/tumblr. Although I don’t have many followers, some is better than none, so I’m very thankful to have each and every one of you. So, you guys have an awesome year, and once again, thank you.

Tracy Thanh Tran, Have a Happy New Year, 2013. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Hey guys!

Happy New Year to all. Woohoo, it’s my first design of the year! Hope you guys had a great year, and may the next be even better. Have a good day, and an awesome year!

Also, finally made it to 200 followers! Great way to start the year. Thanks for following, and hello to the new followers!

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Have a Happy New Year, 2013. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Hey guys!

Happy New Year to all. Woohoo, it’s my first design of the year! Hope you guys had a great year, and may the next be even better. Have a good day, and an awesome year!

Also, finally made it to 200 followers! Great way to start the year. Thanks for following, and hello to the new followers!

Seen on: [x]

Tracy Thanh Tran, Christmas Goodies, 2013. Illustration. 10’ in. x 10” in.

Best part about this season for me is not just the Christmas movies, but the that fact I can I have a warm cup of hot cocoa, or a chilled cup of milk and a plate of cookies. Which is your favorite?

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Christmas Goodies, 2013. Illustration. 10’ in. x 10” in.

Best part about this season for me is not just the Christmas movies, but the that fact I can I have a warm cup of hot cocoa, or a chilled cup of milk and a plate of cookies. Which is your favorite?

Tracy Thanh Tran, Christmas Characters, 2013. Illustration. 10’ in. x 10” in.

Merry Christmas, everyone! I’ll keep this short and simple … I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas with their close family and friends. So, I give you some legendary Christmas characters as a gift from me to you. Have a merry, merry, Christmas!

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Christmas Characters, 2013. Illustration. 10’ in. x 10” in.

Merry Christmas, everyone! I’ll keep this short and simple … I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas with their close family and friends. So, I give you some legendary Christmas characters as a gift from me to you. Have a merry, merry, Christmas!

Tracy Thanh Tran, Happy Birthday Balloon, 2013. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Today’s my mom’s birthday, and thankfully its on the day she gets to rest from a week of hard work. She’s always been supportive, helpful, and loving to not only me, but to everyone around her. So happy birthday to my mom, and to those that are celebrating their birthday today as well!

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Happy Birthday Balloon, 2013. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

Today’s my mom’s birthday, and thankfully its on the day she gets to rest from a week of hard work. She’s always been supportive, helpful, and loving to not only me, but to everyone around her. So happy birthday to my mom, and to those that are celebrating their birthday today as well!