Location: US Web: http://ifxm.ag/emily-chen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ME DIA: Photoshop Up until her senior year of high school, Emily wanted to be a scientist. But inspired by video games Runescape, MapleStory and Final Fantasy, and artists Sakimi Chan, Artgerm, Bouguereau and Rembrandt, she decided on a career in art. It led her to the door of Rhode Island School of Design, where she’s currently in her second year.
“I enjoy working primarily in character art,” the American says, “and dream of one day working for a large computer graphics company in the California area.”
A recent trip to China provided Emily with a sketchbook full of drawings, which she’s busy working up digitally.
1 Steampunk Design “Steampunk culture has always been a fascination of mine; in this piece I wanted to capture the energy and life of the genre, as well as learn the design language. I was inspired by a piece I saw on deviantART a while ago.”
2 Gloom “This piece was made right after my trip to Shanghai. During that visit, I made sure to draw everything I saw – especially the architecture. There is so much to learn about Chinese architectural history. From big skyscrapers to ancient temples, China has it all.”
3 Portrait of a Mag e “This piece was inspired by Rembrandt. I saw his work a while ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and my jaw dropped. It was brilliant! I knew then that I had to learn from his work. His ability to suggest detail was stunning, and I had never seen anything so elegantly simple."