National Hugging Day 2015

Emmeline Illustration

2015 friendship hug illustrated. This is a bit of an old illustration, but it's that day again - National Hugging Day! So grab your buddies and show them you care. illustration national hug day national hugging day

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Peacock Arts Trail 2015

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Art Chris Dunn Illustration Corsham open studio Peacock Arts Trail 2015I'm very pleased to announce I will be opening my studio to the public during the Peacock Arts Trail this year. The trail is an artists open studio event encompassing Corsham and surrounding towns and villages.

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Inktober 2015 - A Daily Ink Illustration Challenge

Emmeline Illustration

ink inktober inktober 2015 newsToday marks the start of Inktober, a daily ink illustration challenge running throughout October each year.

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General Election 2015

Emmeline Illustration

Bit of an important day today! britain british. emmeline illustration emmeline pidgen england GE2015 General election i voted illustrated illustration lady politics uk use your vote vote woman

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In 2015, 4 Survivors Posed With Iconic Auschwitz Photo 70 Years After the Notorious Death Camp Was Liberated

Design You Trust

Getty Images In 2015, child survivors of the holocaust who were photographed huddled together at notorious Auschwitz have been reunited 70 years after the notorious death camp was liberated.

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Frozen Bargains

Emmeline Illustration

2015 challenge comic doodle emmeline illustration. I took part in Offlife Comic's #QuickDraw challenge again tonight (my second ever week!) and had an hour to create an illustration based on the theme 'Ways I escape from the heat.'.

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Illustrating Autumn Faries with The Big Draw & The RSC

Emmeline Illustration

Every so often, I'll stop for a second and be hit with the realisation that I haven't drawn anything in ages. It can be surprising how little physical drawing time can go in to running an illustration business sometimes!

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Christmas Lists & Childhood Inspiration

Emmeline Illustration

Christmas is juuuust around the corner now, and so you may have seen my Christmas gift guide pop up on my blog earlier this week.

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Woodland Party "Behind The Scenes" Continued

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

See my previous post here. My drawing was approved so it was time to start work on the painting. The process to get the finished drawing on to stretched watercolour paper can be a bit tedious but it has to be done.

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Draw North West Poster Illustration

Emmeline Illustration

As a great little warm up project for the start of 2015, I was asked to illustrate this month's Draw North West poster.

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School Playground

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

School Playground' Watercolour & Gouache 66 x 50cm After working on other jobs and taking a week off to teach a summer school course, I have finally finished 'School Playground'.

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Artist Appreciation Month

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

August Is Artist Appreciation Month Recently, I was informed by the folks at Patience Brewster about a project called 'Artist Appreciation Month,' in which artists are invited to talk about an artist(s) who has inspired them to create.

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Useful Pinterest advice for designers and illustrators

Ohn Mar Win

A few days ago I made a short video on Periscope about Pinterest, tall pins and foodie illustrations. As these videos are only around for 24 hours I've decided to blog about the main points I mentioned, as many folks found it very useful.

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'Investing In Stockport' Animation Design

Emmeline Illustration

Towards the end of last year I was asked to work on my very first animation for a client! Chog Zoo Animation wanted me on board for a commission to work on an animation for Stockport Council - and I jumped at the chance to work as part of a team, and see my characters in motion!

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Exciting Small Business 100 Feature!

Emmeline Illustration

Today's #SmallBiz100 is @emmelinedraws from Chorley [link] pic.twitter.com/rudlP3yDUU — SmallBizSatUK (@SmallBizSatUK) October 19, 2015 I really recommend finding some way to get involved this December. Very pleased to announce that today is my Small Business 100 feature date!

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Woodland Party "Behind The Scenes"

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

I have recently completed a very complicated watercolour painting featuring a multitude of British wild animals having a good old 'knees up'! I thought I would show you the various stages I went through in creating the scene. To begin with the sketching stage.

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Making it to 30 ILLUSTRATED RECIPES and WHY do I draw so much food?

Ohn Mar Win

I've just submitted my 30th illustrated recipe for They Draw and Cook, so they can consider publishing them in a book. It's been a true labour of love and far trickier than I anticipated.

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The Illustrated Christmas - A Gift Guide!

Emmeline Illustration

I'll admit I often struggle to work out what I'd like for Christmas, but this year.oh man, there's been so many gorgeous goodies popping up. I just want them all!

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Playing with 'Creative Playgrounds'

Ohn Mar Win

Some of you know I take part in daily arty challenges. Last August it started with month of hand lettering daily, then a month of food, then desserts and biscuits.

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'Warming Up' Finished

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Warming Up Watercolour & Gouache 51 x 39cm After a break from painting to work on other jobs, I have finally finished Mr Badger's kitchen. I'm very pleased with the final result but it does feel like I took longer on it than I should have.

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The Museum Of Wigan Life: Kids' Art Trail Illustrations

Emmeline Illustration

Last week I received copies of this arts trail booklet I've been working on with The Museum Of Wigan Life. It's been one of those smooth little projects that flows nicely from sketch to final, and it's been a pleasure to work on. I absolutely love museums (learning's cool!).

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Illustrated Life Launches Today!

Emmeline Illustration

Today's the day! Illustrated Life has officially launched! Keep up to date with all the very loveliest illustrated prints, homeware, fashion, books, games - all of it! right here. Now, I told you I'd be giving away some amazing prizes to celebrate, and the first is go today!

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Kissing

Emmeline Illustration

Happy National Kissing Day, lovebirds. This was just a quick ink sketch inspired by the theme, with a dash of digital colouring. I really love drawing coiffured, tattooed, leather-jacket-donning biker-rockers, so I had a lot of fun with this!

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What Emmeline Wore In July - Full Collection!

Emmeline Illustration

So here it is, finally , the full collection of What Emmeline Wore In July illustrations (click here to see it in more detail)! It's been a busy month juggling this project with my other illustration work, but it's been so very worth it.

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What Emmeline Wore In July - Day 10 - Poppy England

Emmeline Illustration

It's a perfect Summer's day, so it was just the right time to put on this beautious Poppy England dress. Poppy England are a lovely little company inspired by picture books, making dresses for little'uns and grown ups (I've been a fan for ages!).

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Overly Critical Music Snob Cat

Emmeline Illustration

I've been meaning to take part in Off Life Magazine's quick draw challenge for a while, and luckily for me they fired it back up a few weeks ago and I jumped on board. The basic idea is: they tweet a theme, and you have one hour to respond to it with an illustration.

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MORT DRUCKER'S BEAUTIFUL WOMEN

Illustration Art

The great Mort Drucker is famous for drawing funny, not sexy.

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Murakami Illustration Feature

Emmeline Illustration

Earlier this week one of my Twitter buddies sent me a message to say my Norwegian Wood print had been featured on the Haruki Murakami facebook page!

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Tank Instructor 1984

Emmeline Illustration

I often float around on Reddit, and once in a while a post will pop up and spark a hit of inspiration. That's exactly what happened with this photo posted by u/danabre in Old School Cool. The photo shows his mother working as a tank instructor in 1984, and it's pretty awesome.

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New Card Range For Ohh Deer

Emmeline Illustration

I've been with Ohh Deer since their launch in 2011, but over the last few months I've been working hard with them to put out a brand new range of products ! These two are the first of a big batch that should be trickling out over the next year.

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Illustrated Life - Busy B Sticker Set

Emmeline Illustration

You may have seen me post about Busy B earlier this week with the launch of 'Illustrated Life' , my new blog section celebrating my very favourite illustrated products.

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Books For Free!

Emmeline Illustration

Free books?! Yup, that's right. I heard about this place a while ago and definitely had to have a snoop. Books For Free (as part of Healthy Planet) has actually been open for a while now in its Preston branch, and it's great to see it's still running.

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'FEAST' - They Draw and Cook's NEW feature

Ohn Mar Win

It was with great delight I welcomed the news that They Draw and Cook were now accepting ANY foodie related images to their site. Yes for 'Feast' images can be submitted without a recipe!! Some of you may have seen snippets on IG of my work in progress based on food over the last year.

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Instant Gratification

Fifi Lapin

I have always been a fan of old school photography. You know the sort; the one that involves taking a leap and committing to pressing the shutter button and seeing what fate has dealt you instead of composing 100 shots on your phone and picking the best.

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New Website!

Emmeline Illustration

It's great to have a bit of a fresh start for 2015, and this is something I've been thinking of doing for a while. It's 2015!), Guys, I have something big to tell you.I have a brand new website!

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Jessica Jones

Emmeline Illustration

I've been a little bit under the weather since Thought Bubble Comic Festival (and an adventure to Nottingham last week to boot) so naturally, I've basked in the warm embrace of Netflix.

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Emmeline In The Guardian!

Emmeline Illustration

If you've read The Guardian this week, you may have spotted me featured talking about my plans for Small Business Saturday !

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Unique Blogger Of The Year Finalist

Emmeline Illustration

I'm so incredibly excited to tell you that I'm a finalist in the Bloggers Lounge Awards ! I've been picked out of hundreds of entrants (internationally!) as one of five blogs up for Unique Blogger Of The Year. Blooming exciting.

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Illustrated Life Giveaway Three. Win A Custom Ink Portrait & Your Choice Of Print!

Emmeline Illustration

Here it is! The third and final giveaway celebrating the launch of Illustrated Life. Last week's giveaway was a cracker, but this week I'm giving away something extra unique.

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Illustrated Life Giveaway Two. Win £20 To Spend At Ohh Deer!

Emmeline Illustration

To celebrate the launch of Illustrated Life on the blog last week, I'm running three consecutive giveaways, with over £50 worth of goodies to be snagged each Monday! Giveaway two is now live , and you can get your paws on £20 to spend at Ohh Deer! Yessss!

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Field Notes & Faces - My Very Favourite Ohh Deer Sketchbooks

Emmeline Illustration

So you're probably all very aware of my serious love for stationery. I have at least 2.5 billion sketchbooks (rough estimate) and a skyscraper of notebooks (give or take) - they're just, something I need around me at all times.

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What Emmeline Wore In July - Day 26. Seasalt in Cornwall.

Emmeline Illustration

Today I'm wearing this absolutely gorgeous Penn Tir Seasalt dress.which is pretty apt as I'm heading down to visit my family in Cornwall! This high-seas pattern was designed in Falmouth (where I spent my uni years) and is featured as one of Seasalt Cornwall's unique prints.

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What Emmeline Wore In July - Day 31. Final Day!

Emmeline Illustration

It's the last day of the What Emmeline Wore In July project! How did July skim by so quickly? Today, because it's quite special, I've got a yummy double feature of this raindrop print t-shirt aaand this Shore Projects Portland watch that I've been in love with for months.

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