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Emma Block
London
Illustrator. Likes drawing, museums, coffee, printmaking, wearing slippers in uni. Available for commissions and collaborations and other nice things.
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NEW BLOG I've been wanting to change my blog from typepad for a while because I am unwilling to pay £4 a month a moth just to have my own header. So my blog is now here on wordpress. All future updates will be on wordpress. NEW WEBSITE I've also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at emma block's blog
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Here I am on my first day of school in 1994. And here I am at my degree show, 2011. So this is the end of my education, but the beginning of my career as an illustrator. :) Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at emma block's blog
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Last night I went to the final part of the Amelia Compendium of Fashion Illustration book tour, which was held in Tatty Devine in Brick Lane. I went with my BFF, talented writer and The Young Creatives founder Katie Byrne. When we got inside we were immediately overwhelmed by how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at emma block's blog
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Anyone who sees me on a day to day basis knows I'm very into Audrey Hepburn at the moment. When getting dressed in the morning 'what would audrey wear?' is a question ever on my mind. Anyway this drawing was inspired by a scene in Funny Face. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at emma block's blog
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Last was the private view of my degree show. Here I am with my mummy in front of my work. I have my six secret garden pieces framed, all my tea and cake artwork cascading down the wall and some of my copper engravings. Here's my grandpa enjoying the show.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at emma block's blog
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I've been having lots of fun designing patterns at the moment. I printed these ones out for my portfolio. I submitted this one to Illustration Rally's rather fab pattern rally. There are some beautiful entries and plus prizes, so do have a look. This is the original collaged image I... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at emma block's blog
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A created a cover for a Scott Fitzgerald book as part of a uni project, so when I got this little book of Scott Fitzgerald short stories free with the telegraph I knew exactly what to do with it. It's very nice to see my cover design with a real... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at emma block's blog
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On my way to Cass Art in Islington I took a stroll through Camden Passage and browsed the market stalls and little shops. Everything's so beautiful, if a little over priced. The whole market's such a visual treat. This isn't the market, but I thought these roses in someone's garden... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at emma block's blog
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To celebrate reaching 800 followers on twitter I've decide to do a little giveaway. There's greetings cards, postcards and stickers, everything you need to send someone a nice letter. :) To enter just leave a comment saying who you'd most like to send a card or postcard to. I'll pick... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at emma block's blog
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I have been lucky enough to be featured on two wonderful blogs this week. Tigerprint have done a little feature of me today. And Laura Gilbert interviewed me for her blog, which you can read here. Both blogs include a lot of great artist and illustrator features and interviews so... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at emma block's blog
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I unfortunately was not shortlisted for the macmillan award. I really wasn't expecting to be so I wasn't very disapointed. I am proud of this book though, so I'm not going to give up on it. There are plenty of other publishers out there. Only only showed photos of the... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at emma block's blog
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These boards are my entry to MoDA's Arthur Silver Award. The award was set up to encourage university students to use the museums's collections for research and inspiration. Last year's runner ups were the very talented Holly Trill and Holly Exley. :) (should you want to read them click to... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at emma block's blog
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My university campus, Cat Hill, is closing forever and will be demolished in the summer. Everyone in the illustration course and a lot of the tutors have been busy drawing it, and this book has been produced. I think it's just so lovely. I really gives you a feel for... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at emma block's blog
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This piece of mine was selected to appear in Carpaccio Magazine's 5th Guide to emerging illustrators, photographers & artists. It's quite an old piece but it must have struck their fancy. You can see the book here, and see the list of contributors here, it looks amazing. :) Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at emma block's blog
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My final illustration for The Secret Garden. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at emma block's blog
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Here are three more of my secret garden illustrations. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at emma block's blog
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My illustrations for The Secret Garden have in all been in pieces floating around my room for a while now (I found a an elephant in my slipper the other day), so it's nice to finally get them all stick down and realise I've done more work than I thought.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at emma block's blog
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I got this very sweet little feature on Laura Gilbert's blog the other day. Do have a look at her lovely blog. :) Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at emma block's blog
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Today I finally got my macmillan entry bound and mounted for the competition. My idea was to do a counting book set at the fair, with lots going on and lots of layers of narrative in the background. It's so nice to see it all bound into a book; it... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at emma block's blog
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In the absence of any finished artwork to share, here are some studio and work in progress shots. I've been very unwell the last few days so it's a relief to finally be able to work again. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at emma block's blog
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I've painting eggs every easter for years now, and every year my style developes. The first year they were exotic and flowery, the second they were jane austen inspired, they were folk art inspired for a couple of years and now they're inspired by 50s illustration and a love of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at emma block's blog
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I've been baking and eating an awful lot of cake recently. It was my grandpa's 85th birthday last week, my brother's 19th today, my other brother's 14th tomorrow, and imagine I'll be eating some more cake on my best friend's 21st next week. I'm also helping with the illustration bake... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2011 at emma block's blog
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Today I've been finishing two more mothers day card for a big american client. They include lots of lanterns! :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at emma block's blog
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The first 20 illustrations for my Tea and Cake book are done, and here they are. I make everything individually out of layers of colour paper, brown ink and sometimes a little bit of coloured pencil. Because nothing is stuck down I sometimes feel like my room is turning into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at emma block's blog
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I was lucky enough to receive this Creative Blogger award from the lovely Lisa of Mathilde ♥ Manech. I don't consider myself a very good blogger so it was lovely to receive it. The rules are that I share 10 creative blogs that I love and 10 facts about me.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at emma block's blog