Emmy Wahlbäck portfolio

Children's Book (School Project) - Night of FoxesEmmy WahlbäckChildren's Book (School Project) - Night of FoxesA spread from the book "Night of Foxes" that I wrote, painted and printed during a 5 month exchange term in Tokyo during the autumn of 2018. The illustrations are based on photos I took of my surroundings while exploring Tokyo. They are drawn with ink and painted in gouache.
Children's Book (School Project) - Night of FoxesEmmy WahlbäckChildren's Book (School Project) - Night of FoxesA spread from the book "Night of Foxes" that I wrote, painted and printed during a 5 month exchange term in Tokyo during the autumn of 2018. The illustrations are based on photos I took of my surroundings while exploring Tokyo. They are drawn with ink and painted in gouache.
Children's Book (School Project) - Night of FoxesEmmy WahlbäckChildren's Book (School Project) - Night of FoxesA spread from the book "Night of Foxes" that I wrote, painted and printed during a 5 month exchange term in Tokyo during the autumn of 2018. The illustrations are based on photos I took of my surroundings while exploring Tokyo. They are drawn with ink and painted in gouache.
Emberlit - RPG illustrationsEmmy WahlbäckEmberlit - RPG illustrationsA few illustrations of the Kaza, a goatlike folk who inhabit the world of Verthandi in the tabletop roleplaying game Emberlit.
Personal Project - She calls the CrowsEmmy WahlbäckPersonal Project - She calls the CrowsA fantasy illustration made from my own mind
Personal Work - NymphEmmy WahlbäckPersonal Work - NymphA personal illustration on my favorite theme; faerie tale creatures Painted in Photoshop
Personal Project - ChangelingEmmy WahlbäckPersonal Project - ChangelingAn illustration I made based on a scene from the book "Tithe" by Holly Black.
Magazine Design & Illustration (School Project) - HEXEmmy WahlbäckMagazine Design & Illustration (School Project) - HEXChosen spreads from HEX, an imagined fashion magazine with a focus on spiritualism, occultism, feminism and young witches. During a course at Konstfack University we got the assignment to come up with a concept for a publication, create layout and image material. My focus was mainly on illustration and art direction but I learned a lot about layout that has been of great use for me as an illustrator.
Picture book (Degree Project) - Far from EuthymiaEmmy WahlbäckPicture book (Degree Project) - Far from EuthymiaIllustration from my book "Far from Euthymia". This was my final degree project at Konstfack University, to complete my bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Euthymia is ancient Greek and can be translated roughly as "well being". It is a term that is used within psychiatry to describe a state between mania and depression in an individual with bipolar disorder where the individual is symptom free.  I've used Goddesses and beings from the Greek mythology to personify symptoms and events connected with bipolar disorder and the experience of being treated in a locked psychiatric hospital. The book is written as a narrative poem that can be read on the side of the illustrations. They are made using pencil, charcoal and liquid ink that is often put onto the pages using handmade "brushes" and tools that I made with things like plastic shards and pill packaging. I wanted to use the contrast between the fine, careful pencil drawings and the wild and uncontrolled expression of the ink in order to portray the fluctuations of the illness.  This illustration portrays the main character carrying Oizys, a goddess of depression, on her back. Oizys whispers hopelessness in the shape of moths.
Picture book (Degree Project) - Far from EuthymiaEmmy WahlbäckPicture book (Degree Project) - Far from EuthymiaIllustration from my book "Far from Euthymia". This was my final degree project at Konstfack University, to complete my bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Euthymia is ancient Greek and can be translated roughly as "well being". It is a term that is used within psychiatry to describe a state between mania and depression in an individual with bipolar disorder where the individual is symptom free.  I've used Goddesses and beings from the Greek mythology to personify symptoms and events connected with bipolar disorder and the experience of being treated in a locked psychiatric hospital. The book is written as a narrative poem that can be read on the side of the illustrations. They are made using pencil, charcoal and liquid ink that is often put onto the pages using handmade "brushes" and tools that I made with things like plastic shards and pill packaging. I wanted to use the contrast between the fine, careful pencil drawings and the wild and uncontrolled expression of the ink in order to portray the fluctuations of the illness.  This illustration portrays one of the "maniae", spirits of mania.
Picture book (Degree Project) - Far from EuthymiaEmmy WahlbäckPicture book (Degree Project) - Far from EuthymiaIllustration from my book "Far from Euthymia". This was my final degree project at Konstfack University, to complete my bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Euthymia is ancient Greek and can be translated roughly as "well being". It is a term that is used within psychiatry to describe a state between mania and depression in an individual with bipolar disorder where the individual is symptom free.  I've used Goddesses and beings from the Greek mythology to personify symptoms and events connected with bipolar disorder and the experience of being treated in a locked psychiatric hospital. The book is written as a narrative poem that can be read on the side of the illustrations. They are made using pencil, charcoal and liquid ink that is often put onto the pages using handmade "brushes" and tools that I made with things like plastic shards and pill packaging. I wanted to use the contrast between the fine, careful pencil drawings and the wild and uncontrolled expression of the ink in order to portray the fluctuations of the illness.  This illustration portrays "neurotransmission nymphs"
Picture book (Degree Project) - Far from EuthymiaEmmy WahlbäckPicture book (Degree Project) - Far from EuthymiaIllustration from my book "Far from Euthymia". This was my final degree project at Konstfack University, to complete my bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Euthymia is ancient Greek and can be translated roughly as "well being". It is a term that is used within psychiatry to describe a state between mania and depression in an individual with bipolar disorder where the individual is symptom free.  I've used Goddesses and beings from the Greek mythology to personify symptoms and events connected with bipolar disorder and the experience of being treated in a locked psychiatric hospital. The book is written as a narrative poem that can be read on the side of the illustrations. They are made using pencil, charcoal and liquid ink that is often put onto the pages using handmade "brushes" and tools that I made with things like plastic shards and pill packaging. I wanted to use the contrast between the fine, careful pencil drawings and the wild and uncontrolled expression of the ink in order to portray the fluctuations of the illness. 
Emmy Wahlbäck
Malmö
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Emmy Wahlbäck

Hello!

I've studied video game graphics at the University of Skövde and also illustration and graphic design at Konstfack. I've been working as a concept artist and illustrator since 2010 and started my own freelance business in 2014. I mainly use digital tools (for example Photoshop, After Effects, Maya and Blender) for my work but I love using traditional tecniques whenever I get the chance. Some of my clients include game developers Coffee Stain Studios and Grimnir Media. I've also worked with production company FLX for one of theirad campaigns. During my time at Konstfack I focused on book illustration and wrote and illustrated two books of my own.

If you are curious about the work I've done within game development you can take a look at my portfolio here: https://enmi.artstation.com/