Favourite 100 day project illustrations

 

May
15
2018

 

Gosh how time has flown! I’ve not posted for a while, probably about three weeks, so sorry for the delay.

I’ve been trying to balance, the 100 day project, client work and family time. It’s going OK and it helps when I plan my days ahead, splitting the work day so I can spend the right amount of hours drawing ocean related images, preparing and concentrating on client briefs, as well as sitting down in the evenings with my husband and daughter.

I can tell you that I’m still enjoying the drawing challenge and I’d like to share with you some of my favourite 100 day project illustrations so far.

Favourite 100 day project illustrations

I’m finding that for quick, daily drawings, I much prefer to use ProCreate. It’s an absolute life saver! Also, at the moment, I’m creating more colourful, ocean scenes than just simple sea-life creatures on a white background. I like to add backdrops and bring the sea creatures to life.

I hope you like what I’ve produced so far and I’m going to select a few of my illustrations to sell in my Etsy shop. It has been static for a while, so it will be good to get it up and running again with new artwork. I’ll let you know when the shop will officially be ‘open’.

If you’d like to see some of my previous drawings for the 100 day project, click here.

 

Emma Jayne x

 

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