Emma Block Illustration


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How do you create your work?

I use a mixture of watercolour, gouache, pencil, watercolour and a little bit of photoshop. 

How do you become an illustrator?

I have written lots about this subject here and here. I also occasionally do talks on having a career in illustration. I’m afraid I just don’t have time to answer all the individual questions I get.

What equipment do you use?

I have an iMac and my scanner is from Canon. I use Windsor and Newton Series 7 watercolour brushes,  Winsor & Newton Gouache
and Winsor & Newton Watercolours. I use a mechanical pencil from muji and Moleskine Cahier Sketchbook or a Flexi-Sketch Book to sketch. You can see a full list of my equipment here.

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Can I interview you for my blog?

Feel free email over some questions and I will do you best to get back to you. This can take a while though depending on how busy I am. 

Do you do custom design for blogs and small businesses?

Not right now, I'm too busy at the moment with other projects at the moment.

Do you teach private lessons?

Yes, I can teach one on one lessons or private classes for up to 6 people. I teach from my home studio in North London. I can also come to you if you are based in central London. Email hello@emmablock.co.uk for more details.

Do you do live illustration at private events?

Not any more, I am focusing on illustration, writing books and teaching.

Do you do family portraits or wedding stationery?

No, same answer as above.

I've written a book, can you illustrate it?

I only work with publishers, not with self published writers. If you have a publisher please do have them get in touch with me.

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