My name is Émilie Dore. I'm a Canadian artist living in Québec.
As many creators, I began to make art from a very young age. In my twenties, I've learned how to create logos for company and preparing them for promotional products. I've been in the industry of conceptual art since 2012. I've designed visuals for helmets, skateboards, baseball bats, educational tools and more. However, it is in 2014 that I decided to dedicate myself professionally at illustrating artwork.
I got back to school in 2017. I took a time off to have my kids and I was now ready to return. Going back to school in your thirties requires a lot of focus and commitment. Not only do you have the demands of being a student, but you also have to balance your time between family, work, and school.
I have successfully earn my College degree in Visual Arts in 2019. I'm curretly a freelance artist and visuals arts techcian.
I've been doing mainly digital art for 10 years. I bought my first Wacom and fell in love with all the possibilities. Just needed one or two programs, no extra tools to buy, all in one space.
I never had a course to teach me the efficient way of digital painting. I've learned mostly by myself until 2014. During that year, I discovered and exchange with people all around the world about technic and tips. Young people don't realize that today the internet is full of talented artists who openly share their skills. When I started, it was not easy to have access to such knowledge. I think I could have gotten sooner to a decent level of creation if I had this chance in the beginning.
With my recent return to school, I rediscover the pleasure and genuine tension of traditional work. You don't have the magical key of CTRL+Z in real life ,and it's a real struggle. Though I discovered another type of satisfaction when I can fulfill something away for my computer. I wish to work more with old-fashioned artwork and bring my fresh energy to it.
2011 - Today: Freelance Artist
Editorial illustration and commission
2021 - Today: Art Technician
Visual arts department, Cégep de Drummondville
2017 - 2019: College degree ( pre-university ) in Visual Arts
Drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design,
crafts, photography, video, conceptual art, textile arts.
2012 - 2015: Sérico inc ( Québec, Canada )
Making visual ready for silk screening on products.
2008 - 2011: CGV inc ( Québec, Canada )
Designing visuals and logos for any product or item
which is given for the promotion of a company or any events.
My learning experiences allow me to easily explore my creative limits and easily integrate the customer's preferences or references in the final product.
I like to borrow unknown paths, experiment different and unique projects. I think the completed illustration or project should reflect the tastes and desires of the customer.
I've been active with posting my artwork on the internet since 2015. Social networks that I am currently active on are: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Deviantart, Artstation and Behance.