Emma Russell

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Dog mermaid

dog mermaid

Seals are dog mermaids aren’t they?

Sketch for Illustration Friday.

Wedding table plan



A sweet project making a medieval map themed table plan for a wedding, featuring the tables as desert islands (Dessert islands! Anyone? Is this thing on?), the boat they were travelling on for the reception and some dragons.  My favourite part is the octopus tentacle!


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.

Return of the 3d – adrift

This is about when a freelance job is being difficult while you’re trying to find your way through it.  My partner works as a TV editor and a few days ago he described this sensation as being “adrift on a sea of television”   I thought that was a lovely summary so I set out to illustrate it.

Since my camera shuffled off its mortal coil I had been unable to photograph any 3D work without borrowing equipment from all over. I’ve now got my own digital camera again and it’s a relief to be making paper constructions again.  It’s so much fun and very satisfying – one of my favourite things to do.

Here’s a couple of alternate lighting views and a detail of the little fella and his huge tv monitor in the rowing boat. This is made of white cartridge paper cut with a scalpel.