Emma Sobota is a graphic designer and illustrator from New York. Words by Emma.
“The idea behind Inner Beauty is based of the dual identities that we have within ourselves. We have our identity that the world around perceives and the identity that is our true inner self. Despite what appears on the surface, people are very good at hiding their inner demons, fears, frustrations, and insecurities. My creative process with this piece was inspired by the swamp thing monster. I recently saw a film where the swamp thing monster kept making cameos throughout, which I thought was hilarious, so I immediately had to sneak ’em in somewhere!”
“This piece sort of came out of a joke I have about myself. I don’t wear much makeup during the day, but at night I like to go all out and I always make the joke that it’s like I turn into a different person. Makeup and hair have the power to completely transform a person. My creative process began with doodling some faces. I’ve been super interested in combining more doodle markings and hand illustration with collage, so this is a slow step into experimenting with this style.”