A Day In The Life Of Emma Block

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I work from home and have a corner of my room set up as my studio with a desk, lots of books and stacks of paper. I like it because it’s next to a big window so I get lots of light.

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I’m not really a morning person, so when I get up I usually have porridge and potter around in the (pot plant) garden and reply to emails. After lunch I get down to work and I often work until quite late.image

My work always starts in my sketchbooks; I like small sketchbooks with nice covers that I can carry around with me in my handbag.

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Once I’ve got a sketch looking the way I want it I trace it. I hold lots of different found papers and coloured cards behind the tracing help to help me find the right ones for the picture.  I trace all the different parts of image onto different papers, cut them out, paint them, add detail with pencil and shadows with ink washes, and then glue them together. I then scan them in and arrange all the parts on photoshop. I work very small so sometimes I feel like I’m in a miniature prop department when I’m making tiny chairs and tables.

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My boyfriend is usually practicing the guitar while I’m working, but when he’s not I like to sing. I have lots of things on my walls to inspire me, lots of postcards, posters, polaroids, business cards and letters from my mum.

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Check out Emma’s artwork on the Brigth Art Licensing Website! http://brightartlicensing.com/artists/view/238