Week three round-up for the 100 day project

 

Apr
25
2018

 

Can’t believe three weeks has passed already and I’m not far off from one quarter of the way there. Go me!

It actually feels like the 100 day project is dominating my life. We’re only at the beginning and I still think about it a lot! I’m just aware of falling behind, as this is what happened the last time I took part, two years ago. I’m sure this will pass though.

I’d like to share with you my week three round-up for the 100 day project. The work still mainly consists of fish and coral, as I’m loving the patterns you find in coral and there are so many beautiful types of fish to draw – too many in fact!

What I love about this project is that I can draw what comes to mind each day. It’s basically what inspires me and I’m varying my colour palettes, as well as compositions. I’m still using gouache and procreate and feel very comfortable using these type of mediums.  With gouache, I create interesting textures and with procreate, I particularly love the bold shapes.

Here is my week three round-up for the 100 day project –

Week three round-up for the 100 day project

 

I’m finding that I prefer to add backgrounds, yet I think this will put too much pressure on myself by applying backgrounds to every daily drawing, so I’ll vary from single image to full page compositions. For example, you’ll see that I’ve drawn a single Butterfly fish and placed this on a plain, duck-egg blue background. Also, I drew two Yellow Butterfly fish and repeated these, to give the illusion of a group of fish swimming together.

For the next set of drawings, I aim to again change my colour palette and see what else I can discover about the ocean. You can follow my progress on instagram.

 

Emma Jayne x

 

Week two round-up of illustrations for the 100 Day Project

 

Apr
17
2018

 

I’m still enjoying the drawing challenge and would like to share with you, my week two round-up of illustrations for the 100 Day Project. So far so good and I’m also learning lots about the ocean too, which is mainly fish species and coral for now.

I’d like to mention that it’s amazing and heart warming with all the support from the other designers and from the general public about my work. It feels like I’m part of a creative community, which is what I love when taking part in an online project. I’d definitely recommend doing something like this to anyone who wants to network with other fellow designers.

I would describe my journey with this project like working on a university brief, where you have a number of weeks from start to finish. It’s great and I haven’t spent this long on a project for a long time. My usual briefs are approximately completed in two days, so one hundred days is super long!! It allows you to experiment more and gives you the freedom to explore with ideas and materials. For instance, I’m using gouache, where I’ve been experimenting with a variety of sized paint brushes, creating different textures from brush strokes. It will be interesting to see where this project eventually takes me! What will I end up producing? We’ll find out on the eleventh of July (final hundredth day).

I mentioned in my previous post that I intend to explore different colour combinations and try out some more sophisticated palettes. Well, I’ve done just that in week two. It’s actually good fun and I’d like to try darker colours for week three. Although, I have spent more than one hour on some of the pieces. I think as I approach half way, I’m hoping to limit my time to just one hour. These will have to be much simpler, as backgrounds take a bit longer to produce.

Here is my, week two round-up of illustrations for the 100 Day Project #100daysoftheocean 

Week two round-up of illustrations for the 100 Day Project

 

These pieces are now with my agent and I’m looking forward to showing them to new clients for publishing.

Have a great week!

Emma Jayne x