Think. Draw. Create.


Welcome to emsOriginal illustration.

emsOriginal illustration specialises in hand-drawn illustration for cards, gifts, weddings and other events.


Everything is made bespoke to order, beginning with a pencil and a piece of paper completed with pen and paintbrush! (No robots or computers involved!)


Please click through our menu above for further details of our lovely products, if you would like further information or simply would like to find out more about all the things we are creating please don't hesitate to contact through the website contact form!

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Will look forward to hearing from you soon,


Emma Sharples

Illustrator & Designer


Latest Commissions

Creating something just for you!

emsOriginal creates personalised art, gifts, cards and much more!

This is just a little sample of one of the personalised pieces you could have created just for you!



Bring a photo of your home and have it transformed into something you will keep forever!


A great gift for family, friends or yourself is the House Portrait combined with your babies/child (s) handprints.


The complete picture as seen, framed including handprint session is £85.00


If you would like to complete the handprints yourself, or give as a surprise gift the space can be left with a little note as an instruction for where the handprints go! This is priced at £69.50.


Other sizes and styles available.




Its not just a house its a home...

A very popular commision at emsOriginal is the personalised Home illustrations. When creating the illustration I always try to take as many details as possible of the family who dwell within the house as it adds the life to the picture, and also a little bit of humour. A family dog, or two ducks who waddle there way past the front door every morning really create a special memory within the piece!


emsOriginal Personalised Home illustration

So how does the house commision begin.. firstly I always ask for a picture of the house, or if the illustration is a gift we can sometimes locate the house using google earth! Then I ask for all the info that makes this house somebodys home and wallah I sit with my pen and ink and create the commisioned house illustration.

Sometimes we add a bit of a twist of the house commision and we can create something completely bespoke, before today I have done house illustrations with summer and winter aspects and even drawn just the front door which really makes a lovely artwork for the home!

emsOriginal Personalised Front Door illustration

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with all your ideas and I will see what I can create for you!



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