Vermont based Editorial Illustrator. You can email me at email@example.com and find my potfolio at eraillustration.tumblr.com
This might be the fluffiest thing I’ve ever drawn. To the point that I’d consider this the visual equivalent of a Taylor Swift song… I don’t draw purely happy things, too often, but I thought I’d change it up for once. So there you have it, something embarrassingly cutesy. Because sometimes you just gotta draw something happy. :)
Pinup #2 for the Zine xcutherex and I are collaborating on for MoCCA Fest! :) Post Apocalyptic Pinup!
For MoCCA Fest this year xcutherex and I are making a zine of Pin Ups! (And hopefully stickers and shit, too.) We’re each doing 6, and this is the first of mine. She is Seapunk. If anyone is at MoCCA this, be sure to stop by the SU Illustration table and pick up a copy! :)
Composition practice! Two of these are going to become finished pieces. Probably the first two. Though I need to do something about the dude in the second one, because everything about him looks like crap. XD
As part of Syracuse University’s Say Yes to Education initiative we get to illustrate poems and stories by local middle schoolers! I’ll post the poem soon, but the jist of it was that a girl liked to listen to music to escape her life. I was drawn to it immediately because I remember constantly being complained at for wearing headphones all the time as a kid, but the music I was listening to was how I was coping with my life. I felt like I empathized with the girl who wrote the poem. Sooo I hope she likes the illustration. ^ ^
Finally finished! My final Red Riding Hood piece. Just got it done this morning and sent it in to be submitted to the Society of Illustrators Student Show…. Under the title of “Prolific Tropes of the Society of Illustrator’s Student Show.” >:3 I hope the judges get the joke, because, for real, there are SO MANY Red Riding Hoods, so many chickens, and so many foxes that get in! And the foxes and RRH’s have endured as a theme for at least a few years… (Unfortunately I know the fox is hard to notice in my piece, buuuut it was the last thing I added at 4:30 AM last night, and I was damn out of time. All I did to it this morning was fuss with color balance.)
Generally speaking I always have 5,000 projects going at once, but it’s not something I like to do. In fact, I generally, I like to whip through projects very quickly so there’s no possible way I can get sick of working on them. Though, the flip side of that is I always feel like my work turns out rushed. Trying to strike a balance is a major goal of mine this semester. So is experimenting more (great idea, second semester of senior year. brilliant. XD). I was getting too comfortable with the way I make work, and simultaneously a lot less happy with the results. So I’m changing up a lot of things. Anyway, here’s just three of the many projects I’m working on in very different stages of completion… just because.
Four color litho print. This is one of those ideas that struck out of nowhere, came together incredibly quickly, and was a lot of fun to execute. It’s always nice to sit down and say, ‘I just feel like drawing something sea punk today’ and then be able to turn it into a full project without really having to fight with it. I really had a blast doing this.
Here is the actual finished four color litho print of this http://emilyrhainandrews.tumblr.com/post/61698350828/digital-comp-ie-thing-for-an-upcoming-litho Doesn’t look much different, save for the type being substantially better than it was.
This is a four color lithography print, it was the poster that I did to go along with the illustration of the Wild Sweet Orange album that I never finished.
WIP! Just messing around in photoshop trying to draw straight to photoshop instead of scanning something. Drawing my oldest character, Nalah. Whom I invented to be a role model for myself when I was in 6th grade… I feel like she’s a weird role model but she’s everything I idealized back then. She swears like a sailor, dresses fly as hell, kicks lots of ass, she’s very brash and outspoken, stubborn, and sticks to her guns to a fault, sort of has an overly egocentric perspective, and is still very dear to my heart. :)
This is a piece I actually did closer to the beginning of the semester. It got into the Syracuse Poster Project, and should be showing up in Downtown Syracuse sometime this sprint, so that’s cool. We were assigned someone else’s haiku to illustrate. I did not write the text. ( http://www.posterproject.org/index.php ) But it’s not a project that I’m super proud of. And I don’t say that lightly. I really try not to say self deprecating things about my own work but I am not proud of this. I wish I could do it over again entirely. But it was done on a deadline, and within that deadline I bit off more than I could chew, so it is what it is. Also I apologize for the bad type. [EDIT 01/19/14: Text removed.]
Red Riding Hood Practice drawing number 3! The composition is an homage to Mucha. But instead of fruit she is holding chicken. :) …I promise I’ll put up something besides Red Riding Hood soon…
So I have this goofy idea (that’s been brewing since this past summer) in the near future that for the Society of Illustrators Student Show this year I’m going to make a piece that mocks their tropes. Yes there are tropes. They are as follows: Red Riding Hood, Foxes, and Chickens. (These are trends I noticed while spending hours and hours of my summer sifting through the artwork from the 2013 show to wrap it to mail back to the artists.) So yesterday I started doodling some ideas for my own take Red, and the result was something I’m much happier with than I expected. This is my Red Riding Hood. There will be more drawings of her tome come, and those drawings will likely have chickens. :)