Thursday, 27 February 2014

8 Qs


Heres a little Q&A i did for the lovely Ania over at Aniaaks8questions.tumblr.com

here it is, i rambled and babbled my way through...

http://aniaasks8questions.tumblr.com/post/77707777550/emma-armitage

Saturday, 22 February 2014

We made a show...

If you're on facebook, or know me, you will know that last week was the insane and seemingly impossible task of putting on this years MA children's Book Illustration exhibition. 

Since we have finished the course and are awaiting graduation, it was time to show off what on earth we had been up to for the past few years...





There were some tears, some wine and a little blood (scalpel blades and exhausted students don't mix well!) But at the end of it we had a beautiful space full of exciting illustration work and we had a party!

My little wall space had a portfolio of scribbles, all the recent guinea pig projects, the big house etchings and its prototype, plus some sketchbooks and book ideas, oh and a crochet pig! (made last minute during my week of wandering around london like a lost thing.)


                                                                                                                                                            my work!                  





This might be my favourite awkward sibling photo yet.



Thankyou to my very supportive friends and family who have put up with me in crazy lady mode during the hand in for my final project in January, and then again getting ready for the exhibition. You are all awesome!
Also big thankyous to all the wonderful people who came visit the show! and congratulations to all my classmates...
We did it!

Thats enough from me for now. 

Here is the website for the show if you fancy a peek at everyones lovely work...

http://www.cambridgemashow.com



Tuesday, 21 January 2014

how to make a mess

here are some photos back when i first started etching/ making a mess in the cambridge school of art print rooms!


Friday, 4 October 2013

the delivery comic




I have been working on a little something with my friend and talented illustrator lady, Lottie Stoddart.

Its a weekly web comic where we get to flex our drawing hands and imagination, with no specific plan or rules to follow except each friday we take it in turns to continue the comic where the other left off, the only plot line we had decided on is that it began with a delivery.

It's inspired by the drawing and writing games we all played as children, folding pieces of paper over, hiding what the last person created and adding to it, in the end revealing some hideous/beautiful collaborative monster!

We are quite excited to be doing something so free and unrestricted, and will be a happy escape from the busy uni deadlines looming (It's the end of our Masters course in January!)


I hope you enjoy the weekly surprise as much as i am! Click the pig or the banner above to go to the comic, it launches today!


x

Lottie's blog here: http://lottiestoddart.tumblr.com/



Sunday, 29 September 2013

a bison chewing on a stethoscope.



a bison i drew for a bison going off to medical school this weekend! 
good luck julie!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Lettermess cards


     




As you can probably see from my last post but i have been dabbling in Letterpress this summer, making a royal mess in the printing rooms and muddling up all the type. ( i did put them back properly- disorganised font trays are a big letterpress sin...)

Now these handprinted, lovingly created messages are now available as cards (hooray!) you can buy them online and instore from the rather wonderful PROVIDE shop...

http://provideshop.com/
(click the link to see!)

...If you happen to be in Birmingham you should pop by to look at all the beautiful things for sale and say hello to Matt (he very much likes to talk about cake, clothes, and books!)


                                                  yours truely defacing things with dinosaurs.


i hope you all are well, for many its back to school time (eek!) I'm getting my pencil case and rucksack ready!

x



Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Abc

More letterpress last week...