Emma Block Illustration


The creative life of an illustrator living in London

New Home - Bedroom Tour

I am really excited to share a little tour of my bedroom with you. Last week Vinterior came to visit my flat to take some photos and interview me about my interior style. I’m so pleased with how our bedroom has come together. I would describe our bedroom as Gothic Victorian meets mid century modern. It sounds like a total mess but in reality it feels charmingly eclectic in a boutique hotel kind of way.

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Fear of the Blank Page

I don’t personally like the phrase ‘creative block’, but fear of the blank page is definitely real! As an artist and an art teacher I have learnt there are so many things that can hold people back from be creative. Having no ideas, having too many ideas, perfectionism and worrying the painting will be a failure, worrying about wasting expensive materials, and good old fear of the blank page.

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The Joy of Watercolor Book Launch

This week I celebrated the UK launch of my book and I have to say after my wedding it was probably the happiest evening of my life. I’m so lucky to have such incredible friends and family who made the evening so special.

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How to Sketch While You Travel

Is there anything more relaxing than sitting painting in the sunshine whilst on holiday? However it’s so easy to pack your paints and sketchbook in your suitcase and then leave them there all week! I’m definitely guilty of taking my art materials on holiday, but never actually using them. When you are on holiday and you’ve got a limited amount of time to do and see things it can be difficult to make time to sketch. Here are my top tips for making it happen.

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Godiva x Emma Block Illustration

When Godiva  got in touch with me and asked if I would like to design an Emma Block Illustration Easter Egg with them how could I say no? Chocolate and illustration is bit of a dream combination. I was invited along with five other creative influencers, Sophie Tea, Gizzi Erskine, Rosie Fortescue, Henry Holland and Candice Brown (Bake Off winner) to transform a beautiful Godiva milk chocolate egg.

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2017 in Review

It’s that time again, the year in review blog post! I’m terrible at remembering what I’ve done in a year, and tend to think I haven’t done much of anything, which is why I’ve got my diary out so I can go through month by month and remind myself of all the exciting stuff that’s happened. 

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