Emma Alvarez - Fine Artist

Emma Alvarez

Alicante, Alicante - Spain

 
 
 

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Emma Alvarez

Alicante, Alicante - Spain

Emma Alvarez - Fine Artist

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About Emma Alvarez

Emma Alvarez was born in Asturias, in the north of Spain, a region heavily influenced by the Celtic culture. Her father was book publisher, so at a very early age she made contact with people of culture and art.

Since she was a child, she felt a strong interest in stories and illustrations of fantasy and science fiction, being her favorite reads those from authors like Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, Grimm brothers...

Since always she felt inclined to everything related with art, feeling intense admiration for artists of the Renaissance: Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci, Hieronymus Bosch, and painters that dealt with mythological themes, like Velazquez, Goya... And later for Impressionism, that made a great impact in her because of the use of bright colors in favor of the shape in authors like Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and the Post-Impressionism of Van Gogh.

Although what made a greater influence on her were fantasy illustrators like Boris Vallejo, Jully Bell, Josephine Wall, Ken Kelly...

She was always involved in everything related with art, music, cinema, illustration...

When she was 19 years old she married with the programmer and 3D modeler Jordi R. Cardona, and with him she started her professional career in Internet and her first works in graphics design.

For 3 years she worked for several independent cinema producers (another of her biggest passions), working in diverse positions from make-up effects artist to direction assistant, production team, etc... At the same time, she started and finished her studies of graphics design.

She was always involved with the world of culture, being a regular attender of conferences and exhibitions. She started a culture blog that has reached a remarkable success.
Some of her works and articles were featured in the websites of the University of Barcelona, University of Minnesota, School of Computer Science of the University of Carleton, Scott Guthrie's Blog (Corporate Vice President of Microsoft)...

During all this time, she developed her illustration techniques, as a commissioned illustrator, and as seller of graphic resources for other artists.

Her design articles have been featured on top graphics design sites like the School of Computer Science of McGill University of Montreal, Smashing Magazine, PSDTuts... and her literary articles in Archaeolink (an academic archeology site), including her monthly column in Yareah Magazine for one year.

Currently, Emma Alvarez is a freelancer digital illustrator that uses mixed media, 3D manipulation and digital painting to create her artworks.

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