87 | A Chat With Emma Block
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This Tuesday on Tea & Tattle, I’m joined by the author and illustrator Emma Block, to discuss Emma’s fantastic new book, The Joy of Watercolour. Emma started getting work as a freelance illustrator when she was only 17, and she’s gone on to develop a fantastic business and works full-time as a freelance illustrator in London.
Emma regularly teaches sold out water-colouring workshops in the city; I’ve been to a few of them and had such a fun time learning the basics of water-colouring and brush lettering. Over the years, Emma has collaborated with many notable brands and fashion influencers, who love her highly recognisable, soft and feminine illustration style.
In August, Emma published her first book, The Joy of Watercolour, which shares tips and painting projects to help people get started with water-colouring, or to take their illustration practice to the next level. It’s a beautiful book, and I’ve been having a lot of fun working through Emma’s guides for beginners.
In today’s discussion, Emma tells me about the inspiration behind her book, what she’s learnt from teaching water-colouring classes to 100s of people, how to find your own unique illustration style, and how she’s developed different strands to her work as a freelance illustrator over time. This is a brilliant listen for anyone who loves water-colouring, or who are keen to give it a go for the first time and develop their own creativity.
The Joy of Watercolour by Emma Block.
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“It’s so nice when people start off drawing saying, ‘I’m going to be really rubbish,’ but by the end they’ve created something they’re really proud of."
- Emma Block
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What did you enjoy most about this episode? Are you a fan of Emma’s lovely illustrations too?
Tune in for a mini Tea Reads episode on Friday, and next Tuesday, I’m chatting with the happiness consultant, Samantha Clarke, about how to develop a work culture that fosters happiness and productivity.