Emma Ridgway is creating art, illustration and comics
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Hi, I'm Emma, a British artist and illustrator.  

I graduated from Falmouth University with a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration in 2009, and since then I've worked for clients in the UK, the US and the Netherlands. 

For a few years I've been creating portrait illustrations for magazines...






(Above, portraits for Smithsonian Magazine, Nov 2015 issue) 





(Above, portraits for Gentleman's Journal)


...but now I want to try something new.

I love comics, I love illustration when it's being playful, I like the puzzles presented by making animations, I love the textures in printmaking and I love the serendipity of ideas that happens in collage. I like trying new techniques, building my own tools and experimenting with new forms. I really love connecting with people through my work, hearing what they think - criticism is important to me, and I always try to be flexible in my thinking and listen to what others have to say. 

Here are a few pieces of work I've made over the years that I've really had fun making:


Wolpertinger GIF, 2015. 



Sami boy Christmas card design, 2010. 


Tune-yards poster for Unfold Amsterdam, 2011. 



IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) spot illustration for Unfold Amsterdam, 2010.



Les Jardin, a comic I started in 2011. 




Captain Quote Man, a split pin puppet (based on a comic called "The Paper Shredder Person", which I wrote with my friend Pippa)



Page from "How the Unicorn..." a handmade book made for my friend Lorna in 2010. 


A portrait of David Lynch, made for my friends Sean and Evelyn in 2013. 




A (very low-res) GIF, based on a comic I was working on in 2014/15. 

So you see - most of the work I've really enjoyed making has been about connecting with people and making things with people in mind. 

Your support will directly enable me to make fun things, increasing the joy I get from drawing and your joy as a viewer and reader. How could this ever go wrong? Unless my hands fall off or my eyes shrivel up, we should be fine. 

(I'm already planning a PDF of comics to be made available soon!! Eep!)

Thank you,

Emma :)

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Illustrations & Comics
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Postcards
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Print
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Access to posts, illustrations, comics and an annual signed A3 print. 
Original Artwork
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Access to posts, illustrations, comics and an original artwork. 
Hi, I'm Emma, a British artist and illustrator.  

I graduated from Falmouth University with a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration in 2009, and since then I've worked for clients in the UK, the US and the Netherlands. 

For a few years I've been creating portrait illustrations for magazines...






(Above, portraits for Smithsonian Magazine, Nov 2015 issue) 





(Above, portraits for Gentleman's Journal)


...but now I want to try something new.

I love comics, I love illustration when it's being playful, I like the puzzles presented by making animations, I love the textures in printmaking and I love the serendipity of ideas that happens in collage. I like trying new techniques, building my own tools and experimenting with new forms. I really love connecting with people through my work, hearing what they think - criticism is important to me, and I always try to be flexible in my thinking and listen to what others have to say. 

Here are a few pieces of work I've made over the years that I've really had fun making:


Wolpertinger GIF, 2015. 



Sami boy Christmas card design, 2010. 


Tune-yards poster for Unfold Amsterdam, 2011. 



IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) spot illustration for Unfold Amsterdam, 2010.



Les Jardin, a comic I started in 2011. 




Captain Quote Man, a split pin puppet (based on a comic called "The Paper Shredder Person", which I wrote with my friend Pippa)



Page from "How the Unicorn..." a handmade book made for my friend Lorna in 2010. 


A portrait of David Lynch, made for my friends Sean and Evelyn in 2013. 




A (very low-res) GIF, based on a comic I was working on in 2014/15. 

So you see - most of the work I've really enjoyed making has been about connecting with people and making things with people in mind. 

Your support will directly enable me to make fun things, increasing the joy I get from drawing and your joy as a viewer and reader. How could this ever go wrong? Unless my hands fall off or my eyes shrivel up, we should be fine. 

(I'm already planning a PDF of comics to be made available soon!! Eep!)

Thank you,

Emma :)

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Posts & Illustrations
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level you’ll have access to weekly posts and illustrations.
Illustrations & Comics
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporters at this level have access to posts, illustrations and an annual PDF of comics
Postcards
$3 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
Access to posts, illustrations, comics and an annual postcard
Print
$5 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Access to posts, illustrations, comics and an annual signed A3 print. 
Original Artwork
$10 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Access to posts, illustrations, comics and an original artwork.