Packaging illustration for Uppercase magazine

 

Jul
04
2018

I’m a big fan of Uppercase magazine and I regularly buy their latest editions.  My husband bought me a subscription for Christmas, so I’ve been getting the magazine for the past six months.

The other day I felt very excited, when their summer issue popped through my letterbox, containing a recent packing illustration I produced for their ‘Packaging Portraits’. I just adore packaging design. Maybe it’s the combination of graphic design and illustration which I’m drawn to on tins, bottles, cans, paper and so on… The article talks about the appeal of packaging. I’d definitely recommend getting it, if you like graphic design.

The brief was to make an illustration or painting of my favourite packaging, whether contemporary, vintage high end or “so bad it’s good” design! I decided to draw soap packaging, originally designed by illustrator Olga Capdevila. I just love the smooth illustrative style, especially the shapes and pretty colour palette.

When I go to Harvey Nichols, I always take a look in their food department. You’ll usually find an array of cool packaging designs. Awesome!

I’d like to share with you my packaging illustration for Uppercase magazine.

 

Packaging illustration for Uppercase magazine

 

 

Emma Jayne x

 

 

 

Illustrated artworks in my etsy shop

 

Jun
19
2018

 

I have two new illustrated artworks in my etsy shop. These two designs have been pretty popular on social media and so I’ve decided to add them to my shop. They are available to buy as A3 prints.

The first one is an enormous blue whale, which is just under the surface of the sea. I wanted this design to have some impact and to tell a story, with the ships sailing on the ocean bed, not knowing what lies beneath! This is how I feel sometimes about the ocean. If we are sitting on a boat or looking at the sea whilst on land, we only see the surface, yet there’s another world underneath. There are many different types of sea life, some small yet some are huge. The second illustrates different cargo and sailing ships in a harbour.

Illustrated artworks in my etsy shop

Blue Whale

 

Ships

These designs were based from my drawings produced for the 100 day project. You can see what I’ve produced in a previous blog post and follow my progress on instagram.

Emma Jayne x