Hi! I'm Emily and I'm an independent artist who makes watercolour paintings and books of unusual creatures and magical beings. Shall we talk about making art? Ask Me Anything!
Up until last year, I was a freelance illustrator working mostly digitally (photoshop) since 2004.
In 2016 I started a Patreon page and made it a place where I could return to my roots in traditional media and start creating more personal work. Patreon has been amazing and continues to grow and last year I launched my first ever book called 'Strangehollow' which is about an enchanted forest filled with all sorts of creatures and unusual beings. I used Kickstarter to do this and it literally changed the direction of how I was to make my living as an artist.
Since then I have been concentrating on being completely independent - i.e. no client work. I now have the freedom to keep creating my own little worlds and am currently in the process of launching my second book, 'Cauldron' which is live on Kickstarter now!
I grew up loving illustrated fairytales and all those classic fantasy movies like Labyrinth, Legend, Sinbad The Sailor, Jason and the Argonauts etc. Those monster movies were the best! Creatures is definitely a theme in my work but I also lean towards the old heroic tales too, like Beowulf.
Ask me anything related to art and the creative process and how I got here!
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