Hello. My name is Embla Ester Lovisa Granqvist Hjulström, but you may call me Em.
I’m a 22-year-old Swede, living in Denmark, and I illustrate stuff!
I’ve been drawing for all my life, but didn’t find out until a couple of years ago that this is what I want to work with. The plan was originally to become a circus artist, but I quickly realized that I’m not as adventurous as it takes to do that, so I started focusing on my painting. Now I’m working full time as an illustrator, in the safe confines of my own home, and I can’t think of a better way for me to spend my time.
I live a very simple life. My house is a caravan in a horse field on the edge of Denmark. From here I paint, do handstands, hang out with cats, chickens and horses, dumpster-dive, plant vegetables in pots on the roof and am generally very happy with my life, and the boyfriend and tiny dog who I share it all with.
Children’s books are my big passion, and I hope that one day I’ll be able to not only illustrate them, but write them as well. If only I could get myself together and narrow down all of those ideas that keeps coming up.
As a self taught artist, I realized very late how much practice I’ve missed out on. Or rather, how much practice it takes to get better. Now I’m more dedicated than ever to improve and grow as an artist, and the blog is meant to serve as a log of my personal progress.
In there you will mostly find the drawings and paintings that I constantly produce, a bit of an insight in my days, a bunch of ugly sketches and very likely quite a bit of ranting about all kinds of things. But I promise to TRY to keep it relevant.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello, you are more than welcome to write me. You can post a comment, click the “contact me” button in the top of this page, or write me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a nice day!
Embla Ester Granqvist