Bonfire Night illustration

 

Nov
05
2018

 

I’d like to share a bonfire night illustration I recently created.

At the moment I’m into darker colours, whether that’s perhaps seasonal, because of the nights drawing in or I’m just steering away from brighter colours.

I love colour don’t get me wrong, but I’ve seen many illustrations where they’ve used brown and greys with brighter tones. I’ve actually always loved these colour palettes but not had the confidence to use these shades in my own work. Greys and browns have a calming effect and they harmonise yet contrast well with brighter colours I think.

 

Bonfire Night illustration

 

I’ve created a bonfire scene which gives a kind of warming effect. I love how the sky is busy with the exploding fireworks, yet on the ground, it’s chilled, with the fox sleeping near the warm smouldering bonfire.

 

Have a good bonfire night and stay warm & safe.

Emma Jayne x

 

 

Happy Halloween!

 

Oct
30
2018

 

Happy Halloween! Halloween is only tomorrow, so today makes it Halloween Eve!

I don’t remember having carved out pumpkins, when I was a wee girl, but my daughter and I do it now and find it fun!

Regarding memories, trick or treating was great, however I have clearer memories of bonfire night. Halloween and Guy Fawkes (bonfire night) seem to have morphed into one celebration now. I recall wearing a thick, padded coat and woollen mittens, knocking on people’s doors, singing bonfire songs. My sisters and I had a jar where we’d collect money for fireworks (penny for the guy), for the local bonfire event. We made a guy from old tights and newspaper, and dressed it in my mother’s unused clothes. The fire was built on the field at the end of the street, using anything people gave to us. Those things included, old dining room chairs, wooden beer crates and doors, as well as twigs and logs. Fond memories….

I’d like to share with you a few Halloween pieces I’ve created.

 

Happy Halloween!

The forest pieces I think will be great for editorial and children’s books.

 

This illustration I think will be great for Halloween products, including children’s books and apparel.

 

The large pumpkin creatively carved by my daughter.

 

Have a fun Halloween!

Emma Jayne x

*Please refrain from using the above artwork. If sharing, please credit the artist Emma Jayne. Thank and you!