Emily Nakkash

Sharing some art + copy with the world

More of This, Please!

I recently saw the movie Crazy Rich Asians. It was truly wonderful, and I'm so happy for everyone involved in the production. And honestly, I'm loving that more and more are empowered to share their own stories honestly and deeply, because that's where great art lies. Also, racist tropes are horribly boring. (And racist.) More media like this, please :)

I was inspired by the truly spectacular wedding scene when I painted this. Who needs a "trash the dress" photoshoot when you can just walk down the aisle barefoot, glistening in Swarovski crystals, gliding across the water like the goddess you are? That's what I thought.

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2018 Looking Good

I don't do resolutions, but I am resolved to sharing more in this space moving forward. There's a lot I can't share for legal reasons, but I'm happily working on more and more illustration and other personal projects. I'm also hoping to kick off an official newsletter to share the fun things that cross my path. So buckle up, because this hypothetical car was built before seatbelt laws took effect and we're going on a long ride together đźš™

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House Stargaryen—"Ice and Fire"

Now that R+L=J is confirmed, I can post the newly minted House Stargaryen sigil. Fire-breathing direwolf with dragon legs and ice shards on a field of black? Sign me up! No king but the king in the north! Call me Lyanna Mormont!

T-shirts and prints are coming soon. Stay tuned for updates!

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Layer comp menu tutorial

Everyone works differently, but when I'm designing in Photoshop, I like to use Layer Comps to expedite and automate all sorts of functions. In this brief tutorial, I'll show you how to create simple menu states by using smart objects and layer comps together. Level: Intermediate.

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Fuel your Friday — link roundup

It's Friday! Please keep the Rebecca Black song to yourself. Here's a list of the most striking articles I've found this week, just in time for your end-of-week relaxation ritual. (What's that? You don't have a spa-like working environment? Man, industry these days...) In fact, I recommend finding time before Monday to just do nothing. Sit with your thoughts. It might be the best thing you do all week.

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