Emma Russell

Emma Russell's illustration blog

You’re My Kind of Freak

You’re My Kind of Freak an untraditional message for the love of your life just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s available now from Art Rookie on cards, tees, prints http://artrookie.co.uk/HelloEmma

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Illo advent

I joined in with Illo Advent on Twitter this year – a quick sketch or illustration each day of advent, like a digital advent calendar. I got a bit busy with work as Christmas drew near so I stopped before the big day. I was surprised how much of a mixed bag I made – sketches, ink drawings, cut paper 3d  pieces. Here are a few of them.

 

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The US election

Well it was a little while ago now, but the US election result had many illustrators responding in ink in the immediate aftermath. I just found out that my image was number 17 on The Telegraph’s list of the best cartoons reacting to the news of Donald Trump’s win.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/09/the-best-cartoons-after-donald-trumps-shock-us-election-win/

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Live drawing – Portraits for the Art Rookie networking event at Lights of Soho

I had a great night live drawing portraits at Lights of Soho for Art Rookie.

To reflect the super cool neon lights that make this venue so unique, I worked in neon colour (pink, yellow or blue) and white on black paper.

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Photo from Instagram courtesy of @23prlondon

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Photo from Instagram courtesy of  @fsh_bwl

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Photo from Instagram courtesy of @danikuzzi

In the photo above, the fashion style portrait on the white paper is by Carmen Johnson who you can find on Instagram at @carmenjohnsonillo

Here I am hard at work with Carmen:
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Photo from Instagram courtesy of  @artrookie_

 

Illustrated interview for Art on a Postcard x Culture Label

 

Art on a Postcard interviewed me for their current Postcard Lottery.   The catch? All my answers had to be illustrations!

To see the whole set with the questions, visit here

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What’s on the drawing board

Lots of secret projects on the go at the moment here’s some sneak peeks of what’s happening

 

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Live drawing at Lights of Soho for Art Rookie

On 25th August Art Rookie are holding a networking event for creatives at the wonderful art gallery and members club Lights of Soho. I’m excited (and a little nervous!) to be live drawing at this event alongside two other illustrators.

RSVP to info@artrookie.co.uk for the guest list.

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Art on a Postcard x Culture Label postcard lottery

To coincide with ‪‎World Hepatitis Day‬ on 28th July, Art on A Postcard and Culture Label launched a £10 postcard lottery. Lottery tickets are on sale until 1st September. Tickets offer you a chance to win a postcard sized original artwork by artists including Daisy Emerson, Robbie Porter, Jon Burgeerman, Jake & Dinos Chapman. And me! My print and painting “Dream Painting Blue Indigo” is one of the prizes.

Go to this link for more information and tickets http://bit.ly/22Y4cTL

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Bespoke paper headpieces, lips & sign artworks

My paper artwork featured in the Monochrome with a Dash of Colour. I was commissioned to make paper headpieces based on willow pattern dishes, a pair of huge juicy paper lips and a big pop art flash sign saying “TAT”. Here it is in print:

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When I’d just completed the headpieces:

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The making of the lips and TAT sign:

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Initial sketches:

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