Hello! My name is Emily Rose Warren, and I’m an artist and illustrator based in Central Pennsylvania. Recently, I graduated from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design with a degree in illustration
I was interested in art at a very young age… my mom's refrigerator was always papered with my drawings and many a book got my colorful additions if they were left within reach of my eager hands. I loved art class through grade school, and got very into drawing in middle school and high school. During high school, I considered art as a possible career, and so I decided to pursue illustration at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. When many people think of illustration, they think of artwork in traditional, 2D media… You know; watercolor, ink, oil paints, drawing, pastels… stuff like that. I love all that stuff, but sometimes its fun to add another dimension to the work.
And so, in my sophomore year, I began experimenting with pop-up illustration, and in junior year, I branched out further when I was introduced to polymer clay. Now I use a three dimensional element in almost all of my artwork.
Where many illustrators choose to work 2 dimensionally, my work includes an element that is built, sculpted, carved, sewn, cut out, or popping up. I love that third dimension! The look of 3D art is totally unique, and holds a natural whimsy and tangibility that is all too often absent from 2D art. Sometimes the 3D element is very subtle, sometimes it is obvious, but always it should give the viewer a feeling that the form will be there, if only you could reach out and touch it.