Emma Darvick is a proud Midwesterner, born and raised in Michigan. She graduated from Trinity College in 2009 with a bachelor’s of fine arts in painting and photography. Emma currently lives in Brooklyn and works at a photo studio in the East Village. Her creative energies (and majority of her days) are focused on illustration and graphic design. She enjoys kittens, grungy rock music, and pistachio colored bicycles (though she has no idea how to ride one). When Emma isn’t working she is on the hunt for the perfect avocado. Please help her if you can.
Emma shares the process behind creating her art with Y&P.
It’s very important that art remains a hands-on experience for me; so each piece starts off the same way: with an idea, a black pen and a blank page. From there, I scan the drawings, and use Photoshop to play with colors and proportions. They are then lovingly printed and shipped to their new owners (or hung on my wall)!
Inspiration: Emma says…
My artwork is born from the moment where I become so enchanted by something that I feel the need to fuse it to my soul–and for me that is done through drawing. The inspiration itself usually stems from music I can’t stop listening to, aesthetically pleasing movies, bad ass (or ladylike) women I admire and truly beautiful colors.
Essentially, I illustrate the world I wish I lived in.