Flashers Artist Profile – Emma Sprouster

What do you create when you’re not making mean art for Flashers? I'm a designer full time for Edelman, a global PR Agency that has a digital creative team here in Sydney.

No Eyes

What are your earliest memories of scribbling?

I've seen drawings I did as a toddler that my parents have kept but I suppose my first actual memory of creating (not drawing specifically) would be from when I was in preschool and we did finger painting and other fun activities such as filling jars with coloured sand. I still have mine.

How do you draw inspiration for each Flasher image?

Because I don't consider myself an illustrator I took this opportunity to explore the realm of CC0 content shared on the internet by individuals much more talented than me. Creative Commons 0 means you can take, change and reshare imagery created by others for any purpose – so a lot of my photographic imagery for Flashers came from this, with my own photo manipulated spin on them. I'm also fond of vector based illustration and I tried my hand at this too!

The Rivertree Song

Which artist or artistic movement should we be checking out right now?

I'm going out on a limb here and suggesting everyone take some time out and watch some motion graphics pieces. I wouldn't consider this an art movement per say but in recent years the field of motion has just exploded as more people get involved and the programs get better and better. I spend my days (when I'm not at work) digging through sites such as Behance, paying particular attention to the stuff I could never do myself.

Which Flasher+illustration  combo was your favourite?

Sway. A really beautifully written piece that I had a visual in my head for from the start. Creating around inspiration like this is always super easy and the most fun.

Sway

Do check out each Flasher that Emma worked on!