moving house to helloemmablog.com

My blog has moved to a new address: helloemmablog.com

You’ll find all the same content, plus all the new work as it appears.  See you there!

I’ve also just put together an online portfolio, why not take a look helloemma.co.uk

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wild seas for IF

wild seas for Illustration Friday the wild seas are harbouring this monster of the deep. but maybe he’s just helping the ship through the waves.

he’s hand cut cartridge paper.  people are often surprised by how tiny these things are in the flesh, so here;s a picture of him with a hairgrip for comparison.

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juniper

a little juniper repeat pattern

i’ve been working on a gin label, i think it’s had an effect!

here’s a watery one too

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banjo

in case your day wouldn’t be complete without a dachshund playing the banjo, here he is!

line drawing on paper with digital collage.

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Secret revealed – postcards for RCA Secret show 2013

This year’s RCA Secret postcard show is complete and all the artists’ names have been revealed. Have a look on their website to see all the artists and cards.  There are some wonderful pieces of work.

Here are the cards that I made. Pear Woman, Tomato Man and Citrus Woman…

They’re all line drawings on translucent paper over collage.

I hope their new owner enjoys them!  I wonder who’s got them?

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and off she went

bon voyage to my envelope for Mail Me Art 3

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Mail Me Art 3

wipe that look off your face

line drawing on translucent paper over collage on envelope.

This is my bit for Mail Me Art 3.

Mail Me Art 3 is a project devised by Darren de Lieto of the Little Chimp Society bringing together mail art from 200 artists, illustrators and other exciting creative people across the world.  I’m very pleased and excited to have been selected for  it.  Each contributor illustrates a C5 envelope on one side and addresses it to Mail Me Art on the other.  Then we stamp and send the envelope with the illustration taking its chances out there in the world, left to Royal Mail’s tender mercies!  The envelope is the work, not the contents.  An exhibition and book of the work follows in July.  I absolutely cannot wait to see what the other 199 people have made and how all the work has survived through the mail.

We could each choose whether to leave the envelope empty or put something inside.  I put another little bit of work inside as I like the idea of a free gift! It’s a little postcard-sized drawing called Bath Night.  Here’s a scan of it:

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wipe that look off your face Mail Me Art

sketches in prep for the lovely Mail Me Art project.  more on this later…

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Logo Recoil Music Ltd

two versions of logo for Recoil Music Limited.  Really exciting working on this for a new music company.

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rabbit hearted girl

rabbit hearted girl

i drew this after using the phrase “rabbit hearted girl” when describing a fear of something that I was trying to get past.  But it turns out this could be an accidental homage to a song! I looked “rabbit hearted” up to find out if is a phrase and i’ve found “rabbit heart” is a florence+the machine song.  i don’t know how that passed me by when she’s so famous!

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run back to the forest

line drawing and collage

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sketches

Here are a few sketches of reference material for some ideas i’m working on

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Bear with me 3D

Bear with me

Bear and I are exploring the woodland around a country home, which fits rather neatly into this week’s Illustration Friday topic, “explore”

Here’s a close up

3d illustration, hand cut cartridge paper.

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Bear with me

Bear with me

Bear and i are visiting a heritage site.  There’s a 3D version of this on its way, it really wants to be a paper model too!

Ink drawing with semi opaque overlay and digital colour

I’m quite enjoying how much my paper and digital collages are becoming a bit interchangable.

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hand drawn typography

a little drawing for the tiger print hand drawn typography competition

more birds… i seem to be getting slightly obsessed!

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