Emma Russell

Emma Russell's illustration blog

Tag: 3d illustration

March meet the maker

I’m doing the Instagram challenge “Meet the Maker” this month. It was invented by Joanne Hawker as a way to tell the story of your designer maker business. It’s so much fun seeing everyone’s workplaces, process and faces!

Day 1 – You

Day 2 – Favourite to make

Day 3 – Workspace

 

Day 4 – Tools

Day 5 – Boomerang

I’m not sure how to place a Boomerang so here’s a link to it!

Day 6 – Raw materials

Day 7 – How it’s made

Day 8 – Where

Day 9 – Work in progress

 

 

Old Tat teaser

The new issue of Old Tat is available for preorder and I’m excited to see the layered paper TAT sign and giant lip props I made in pride of place on the back of cover option 4.  http://oldtatmag.bigcartel.com/category/issue-04-magazine

pre order issue 04

There is also a fab behind the scenes video showing both of my willow pattern paper headdresses in use too.

 

 

If you like a fantastic arty fashion magazine, go get it. I’d advise that you get cover 4 but I’m biased!

 

The London Illustration Fair

I’m thrilled to be one of this year’s selected artists at The London Illustration Fair. The event is happening this weekend (4th – 6th December) at the Barge House, Oxo Tower Wharf,  London SE1

Here’s one of the framed pieces I’ll be showing – a piece of handcut paper lettering, and some of the hand printed gift wrap too. I’ll be posting more pictures of products and my stand as the week carries on.

 

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Picture interview with Kollektiv Gallery

I was interviewed by Sophie Giblin the curator of Kollektiv Gallery. The proviso with their interviews is that all the answers have to be pictures. I did mine entirely in paper, you can see the piece here  http://www.kollektivgallery.com/artists/emma-russell/

and here’s a few images from it:

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#BAGSIE featured in Digital Arts and Design Week

Two new features about #BAGSIE.  The Digital Arts one is fun as this is the first time I’ve seen the photos of my #BAGSIE portrait:

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/photography/bagsies-mix-illustration-selfies-for-much-more-fun-take-on-self-portraits/

http://www.designweek.co.uk/whats-on/dont-take-a-selfie-take-a-bagsie/3039190.article

More #BAGSIE

 

Following on from the last blog post, here’s some more of the progress photos of the bagsie project with Soapbox & Sons and Jonathan Knowles.

The previous post showed work on a 2D version, but I then went to work on a 3D version.  As you can see in the process of making it my desk becomes more and more chaotic! The photo shoot with the finished article was yesterday. There are 10 artists taking part being photographed yesterday and today.  Have a search on Twitter for #BAGSIE and see the exciting behind the scenes pictures from Jenny Theolin and Emma Taylor.   I can’t wait to see the photographs. 

Here I’m modelling the head to make a series of nets to build the final product.   You can see the paper mache base that I made underneath (the half sphere) which acts as a framework for the whole thing.

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I removed these pieces and used them as templates to cut and score the coloured paper, then folded and glued them onto the hard paper mache base.

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Here’s the nearly completed head.  After this the long paper section at the top rolls back in on itself to make a curve.

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At this stage the bird is a sort of standalone mask!

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Next was working the bird into the bag so it looks like it is busting out through the front.

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My partner took some snaps the morning before I went for the photo shoot…  Still in my pjs (#^.^#)  Here you can see the paper bits of bag cut to make it look like the bird has explosively shoved her head through the bag.

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Paper cuts for sale

These little paper critters are now available on my Folksy and Etsy shops.

 

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Sneak preview – Paper presents

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I’ve been making extra-specially tiny paper scenes.  I will be doing a mail out to art directors and agents soon (once I have had my promotional postcards reprinted following something of a printing fail by the company I used first time) and have been making tiny boxes of paper as little promo gifts to send out with some of them.  I’ve also got stickers and badges, so I can alternate the freebies around different companies!

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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.

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.