Emma Lazauski is a US-based illustrator and fantasy artist who finds many of her inspirations under rocks and behind trees, and is always on the lookout for the unusual. She creates her work with ink and watercolor, and occasionally with pixels, too.
Her past professional work includes homegoods product design, tabletop RPG art, card game artwork, editorial illustration, hand-drawn and lettered logos. Between commissions she is currently working on personal storytelling projects.
Where can I buy your art?
You can find links to current options at shop.emmalazauski.com!
To commission custom artwork or inquire after paintings still in progress, email me at email@example.com.
Can I use your artwork for my project?
You can commission custom artwork unique to your project, or you can license available existing art. Please email me to discuss the details and get a quote. If you are in a hurry and on a tight deadline please make me aware of your time table!
Can I get a tattoo of your art?
Yes you can! (Though I cannot give permission for tattoos of IP I don’t own the rights to – please contact me if you want to make sure the design isn’t owned by a client who might get upset at you themselves.)
Tattoos are the only use of my art that I do not charge a fee for (although thank-you tips are appreciated through PayPal or Ko-Fi!), and I would love to see a photo of the finished piece. I do respect your privacy and I will not reshare your personal photos without your direct permission!
Tattoo shops may not use or display my work as flash without first arranging for a license, but if a customer is the one who brings the art to you because they saw it outside your business, that tattoo has my blessing.
Can I publish my RPG campaign inspired by your art?
You may not publish my art with them unless you pay for a license to do so. Anything you wrote yourself is obviously your own and you should do whatever you want with it!
Even if you give away your campaign for free, republishing my art with a project that I haven’t been paid for hurts my ability to make any money from that image in the future (and also happens to be illegal), so if you aren’t paying me you should refrain from stealing the work.
One last time: you own your campaign, but you don’t have the right to do anything with my art unless you get a license from me.
What materials and programs do you use?
I prefer watercolors, gouache, and inks for physical work, though I also occasionally color my work digitally with Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop and other painting programs.
For drawings I use felt liner pens (such as Microns), and brushes with ink. For sketching I use mechanical pencils, colored markers, ballpoint pens — basically whatever comes to hand at the time. Sketching in a variety of materials keeps it interesting for me!
How did you start drawing?
I grew up in the woods in the middle of nowhere, we had terrible TV reception, no cable, few other people my age around, and parents who shunned video games. Internet access was limited. I liked reading but couldn’t make it to the library very often. Making things and using my imagination was how I entertained myself, and still is!
Who are your artistic influences?
There are so many, but here are a few! My very earliest artistic influence that I remember was a pop-up book edition of Alan Lee and Brian Froud’s wonderful Faeries book. Beyond that I love the work of Guillermo del Toro, Beatrix Potter, John James Audubon, Nico Marlet, John Howe, Peter De’Sève, and many more.
This page is a perpetual work in progress. If you can’t find your answer here, email me!