Emma Russell

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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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Make your own cheese for The Guardian and Symonds Cider

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Here’s my series of drawings in The Guardian’s Do Something magazine, 7th November. Make your own cheese for The Guardian and Symonds Cider.

A lovely job for a lovely picture editor and designer team. I’d happily do a set of drawings every week for these guys!

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Everything is going to be ok

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“Everything is going to be ok” some massive cacti for the group exhibition “The things I think about when I think about thinking” which opens at The Hanbury, N1 on 6th November. It’s a 50 x 70cm print so it’s got lovely thick outlines and even a tiny bit of (whisper it) texture in the yellow.

It’s the last of the LHR shows that Mr Gresty will be curating, he’s done such a great job on these so I’m very pleased to be involved in the last one. Get along to see it from 06.11.15 – 31.01.16

Observer Food Monthly Magazine – Building a BBQ Smoker


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Advertorial for The Observer and Symonds Cider on how to build your own meat (or fish or veg) smoker in your BBQ.

Dog mermaid

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Seals are dog mermaids aren’t they?

Sketch for Illustration Friday.

Shared Ownership Londoner portraits for Time Out magazine


Portraits of five types of Londoners who might be eligible for shared ownership for the 6th October issue of Time Out Magazine. This was such a nice job!

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Old Tat – The Cats and Hags issue

Cats with pet grannies and clashy tat patterns in the autumn 2015 issue of Old Tat Magazine. Oooooooh the kitsch!

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Summer in the City

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Experimenting with a bolder (dare I say more garish!) palette. St Paul’s and Tower Bridge make perfect pool toys.

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A cute cactus pulse gif. I’m starting a new personal project about succulents and music…