First impressions: concept artist and illustrator Emily Chapman

First impressions; a woman in an art studio
(Image credit: Emily Chapman)

Emily Chapman is a freelance multi-medium artist working on coloured pencil fan art commissions, original fantasy character portraits, and personalised kitsune masks. She's a concept artist and illustrator with a passion for Disney and fantasy. Below we quiz the artist on how she got started and her style. Discover more at her Emily Chapman's ArtStation webpage.

You’re a child, you see a piece of art that changes everything. Where are you, what are you looking at, and what effect did it have?

"There’s no single artwork, but I was obsessed with early Disney movies. My mum would have Disney movie marathons as my ‘babysitter’ when I went to her work after school. I think that Disney was my first inspiration, as I used to regularly draw my favourite characters. I believe that’s where I began my observational skills, along with igniting my own imagination."

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.