2015

Woodland Party "Behind The Scenes" Final Instalment

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

For my previous posts click here, Part 1 and Part 2 Below are a series of progress photographs taken as I worked my way through the painting. Moving on from basic blocking in of colour. You can see here I am starting to get past the local colour stage and really moving into finding form using colour.

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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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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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MORT DRUCKER'S BEAUTIFUL WOMEN

Illustration Art

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

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Inside Obsidian

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

We’re delighted that Fast Company has recognized our Obsidian typeface in this year’s Innovation by Design Awards, and thought we’d mark the occasion with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the technology, history, and design thinking that went into this one-of-a-kind typeface.

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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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Stop doing s**t you don’t like

Paul Jarvis

Many emails I receive start with, “I hate doing X, but…” and go on to explain that the sender wants to figure out how to force themselves to do something they don’t like in order to achieve something

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More Trending

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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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 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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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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Inktober 2015 - A Daily Ink Illustration Challenge

Emmeline Illustration

Today marks the start of Inktober, a daily ink illustration challenge running throughout October each year. I took part last year and it was incredible for pushing my motivation to create and for sparking new ideas (I'm currently working on a series of comics based around The Falconeer above!).

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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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'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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What Emmeline Wore In July - Day 11

Emmeline Illustration

It's one of those lazy Saturdays where I'm just going to wander around and listen to music. Sometimes there's nothing better than that. Top - H&M (Blue) Hoodie - Fat Face Jeans - H&M Headphones - Goji. casual daily illustration.

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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 25

Emmeline Illustration

I'm posting this a little later than I usually do, as I've been making the most of this summery Saturday by relaxing in my local park. There are so many beautiful wildflower meadows around at the moment, full of gorgeously-coloured poppies and cornflowers.

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What Emmeline Wore In July - Day 22. White Stuff.

Emmeline Illustration

Today my whole outfit is from the lovely people at White Stuff. It's perfectly comfy, muted, pretty and cosy for this slightly drizzly (but still cheerful) Tuesday Wednesday*. I never normally wear gold sandals, but I've kind of fallen in love with these, they feel so mythical!

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What Emmeline Wore In July - Half Time Roundup! Days 1 - 15

Emmeline Illustration

Here's every one of my 'What Emmeline Wore In July' illustrations to date! It's been a busy two weeks! In the blog post for Day 15 I've written about everything I've learnt from this challenge so far (read it here ).

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