A Day In The Life Of Emma Block
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.
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.
My work always starts in my sketchbooks; I like small sketchbooks with nice covers that I can carry around with me in my handbag.
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.
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.
Check out Emma’s artwork on the Brigth Art Licensing Website! http://brightartlicensing.com/artists/view/238