Vermont based freelance Illustrator. / eraillustration.com / emily@eraillustration.com
An ill about the the disaster that is LaGuardia Airport.http://articles.latimes.com/2014/jan/27/nation/la-na-nyc-laguardia-20140128

An ill about the the disaster that is LaGuardia Airport.http://articles.latimes.com/2014/jan/27/nation/la-na-nyc-laguardia-20140128

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Started this a long time ago but just finished it recently. It’s about “Internet White Knighting.” Goes with this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/magazine/the-online-avengers.html

Started this a long time ago but just finished it recently. It’s about “Internet White Knighting.” Goes with this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/magazine/the-online-avengers.html

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This is going to be the first of a string of portraits of Kurt Cobain. This is for an assignment, and I’ve been planning to draw Kurt for it all semester, not realizing the timing was going to work out with so much buzz about him, from the 20th anniversary of his death, the “reopening” of his case, and the induction of Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, all having just passed. 
I’m sorry to anyone who follows me who isn’t a Nirvana fan, you’re going to get spammed with a few of these. When I did my sketches I couldn’t just pick one, and I think it’s going to take a few attempts before I figure out which I want to turn in/put in my portfolio, and I need practice doing portraits in “my style” anyway.
And besides that, I’m just really enjoying drawing someone I really admire. I’ve been listening to Nirvana since I was very little, but more recently I’ve become sort of fascinated with Kurt. Particularly after watching the documentary, About a Son (which I highly recommend) over this past summer. Anyway, I know he was a deeply complicated and flawed person, but every depiction I see of him he always looks so sad or apathetic. I think that’s frustratingly one dimensional. If you listen to enough interviews you start to see this sort of child like innocence in him. So I’m deliberately making sure he looks happy in the portraits I’m doing. It’s pretty clear he was an extremely soft and fragile person… So, not to be pretentious about it, but I’m hoping to show his softer side a bit.

This is going to be the first of a string of portraits of Kurt Cobain. This is for an assignment, and I’ve been planning to draw Kurt for it all semester, not realizing the timing was going to work out with so much buzz about him, from the 20th anniversary of his death, the “reopening” of his case, and the induction of Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, all having just passed.

I’m sorry to anyone who follows me who isn’t a Nirvana fan, you’re going to get spammed with a few of these. When I did my sketches I couldn’t just pick one, and I think it’s going to take a few attempts before I figure out which I want to turn in/put in my portfolio, and I need practice doing portraits in “my style” anyway.

And besides that, I’m just really enjoying drawing someone I really admire. I’ve been listening to Nirvana since I was very little, but more recently I’ve become sort of fascinated with Kurt. Particularly after watching the documentary, About a Son (which I highly recommend) over this past summer. Anyway, I know he was a deeply complicated and flawed person, but every depiction I see of him he always looks so sad or apathetic. I think that’s frustratingly one dimensional. If you listen to enough interviews you start to see this sort of child like innocence in him. So I’m deliberately making sure he looks happy in the portraits I’m doing. It’s pretty clear he was an extremely soft and fragile person… So, not to be pretentious about it, but I’m hoping to show his softer side a bit.

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Here’s the card for the Pinup Project esthercoonfield and I are selling at MoCCA! Gonna put the listing to buy ‘em up on Etsy today, too. http://esty.com/shop/EstherAndEmily We’re giving these guys out along with our own postcards to anyone who wants ‘em at MoCCA Fest!

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Promo postcards! I am a real grownup now. Like… I do marketing and stuff! :D Can’t wait to bust them out at MoCCA Fest!

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esthercoonfield:

Zines. Done. BOOOOOOM. Come find us at MoCCA Fest, tables F30 and F31 to pick up your copy for the everyday low price of $10!!!! #zine #moccafest #promo #illustration

We did a thing!

esthercoonfield:

Zines. Done. BOOOOOOM. Come find us at MoCCA Fest, tables F30 and F31 to pick up your copy for the everyday low price of $10!!!! #zine #moccafest #promo #illustration

We did a thing!

Zine Production with mah partner in crime, esthercoonfield! :D We’ll be selling these full color zines, full of six pinups from each of us at moccafestnyc this weekend!

I started this piece well over a month ago. I’m so glad to be done with it. I tried about 50 different soloutions for handling the crowd as I was working on it, and in the end I’m relatively happy with final final results.

I started this piece well over a month ago. I’m so glad to be done with it. I tried about 50 different soloutions for handling the crowd as I was working on it, and in the end I’m relatively happy with final final results.

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First Illustration I’ve done for The Daily Orange. I’m psyched it printed so well! Thank you to lovely Art Director gearfish for assigning it! http://www.dailyorange.com/2014/03/coming-of-age-foster-the-people-tries-to-fend-off-one-hit-wonder-status-on-sophomore-record/

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MY SIXTH AND FINAL PINUP! Oh my god… it feels nice to get to this point on a project I’ve been working on all semester. Probably the largest scale thing I’ve ever finished. :/ But this is my Lumberjack/jane lady person… The zines are gonna need to be assembled either this week or next week.
…Alright. Onto the million other things I have to do…

MY SIXTH AND FINAL PINUP! Oh my god… it feels nice to get to this point on a project I’ve been working on all semester. Probably the largest scale thing I’ve ever finished. :/ But this is my Lumberjack/jane lady person… The zines are gonna need to be assembled either this week or next week.

…Alright. Onto the million other things I have to do…

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Harajuku Pinup! :D Specifically she’s dressed in Decora style. This is 5/6! Nearly done!

Harajuku Pinup! :D Specifically she’s dressed in Decora style. This is 5/6! Nearly done!

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Pinup 4/6 for MoCCA Project! :D

Pinup 4/6 for MoCCA Project! :D

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Pinup 3/6 for MoCCA Fest Zine! :D …Technically it’s still Spring Break today, so I am pleased to say that I finished SOMETHING over break… 

Pinup 3/6 for MoCCA Fest Zine! :D …Technically it’s still Spring Break today, so I am pleased to say that I finished SOMETHING over break… 

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