Your EMG Stories: Mayumi Ogihara

We continue celebrating 25 years in business with today’s entry in our EMG Story series. Wondering what we’re doing? Start here with our introduction.

Now, let’s listen as Mayumi Ogihara tells us her EMG Story:

“From the Depth of the Ocean”, $30

“The first time I heard about EMG was when Katerina Koukiotis and Jenny Heidewald told me about this fun and addictive sketch jam that’s happening every month, and they were right! I joined Sketch Fest in August 2012. It took me a couple of years until I decided to join because I didn’t feel comfortable having 1 hour time limit to work on a sketch, but I got over that part really quickly, and before I knew it SF became an event I look forward to every month. My inspiration often comes from words and phrases, so using prompts to create sketches are a perfect way to get my creativity going. It’s also very interesting and inspiring to see how other artists interpret prompts in their own unique way. I have created many sketches during the past 6 years of SF sessions. I hope to have a chance to further develop those sketches into fully detailed drawings some day.

In addition to SF, I’m participating in Portrait Adoption and Coloring Books, and my graphite drawing “Medusa” was featured on the cover of EMG-Zine September 2012. Thank you for all your hard work, Ellen. I’m very happy to be a part of this creative community!”

Would you like to share your EMG Story with us and perhaps see it featured on our blog? Email Deborah here.