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Uppercase 10th year anniversary

 

Oct
21
2018

 

Firstly, I’d like to say a BIG “Thank You!” to everyone who voted, commented and shared my hammerheads sock design for the Sock It To Me, design a sock contest. I was overwhelmed by all the support! Unfortunately I didn’t win, yet I came 8th out of 11,000 which is pretty good going! (better than last year!) … and I think more than likely will be entering again next year!!

It’s Uppercase magazine 10th year anniversary and I’ve designed a front cover. Here’s my design, which is based on art materials. I tend to use Procreate more these days, although I still like traditional mediums, such as paint and pencil which I sometimes use within my artwork. Procreate has lots of awesome drawing tools and it’s quick, but I still love the look of natural paint strokes and textures you can create with gouache and pencils. I’m still experimenting with digital tools that will achieve the same effect as the hand drawn look!

Here is my magazine cover submission.

Uppercase 10th year anniversary

 

I wanted to create a cover that represents my style and to demonstrate my love of colour. I love pink, which sits perfectly with lilacs, blues, warm yellows and contrasting greens. I’ve also been mixing thing up lately, initially drawing in Procreate, then polishing my designs in Photoshop, to adding finer details in Illustrator. I used all three resources for the Uppercase 10th year anniversary magazine cover deign.

 

Emma Jayne x

*Please refrain from using the above artwork and please credit the artist Emma Jayne when sharing. Thank you kindly! 🙂

 

 

 

Autumn Illustrations

 

Oct
03
2018

 

Autumn is here and I’m loving the change of colours – browns, oranges, yellows, rusts and warm greens. I’ve seen yellow and orange leaves but not red ones just yet!  What I have mainly seen whilst going for walks are mushrooms. I saw a beautiful red capped mushroom, the Fly Amanita, the other day and it stood out against the green leaves. I’ve not seen this type before, only on Pinterest and in fairytale books! In this blog post I want to share with you a few autumn illustrations, inspired by my country walk in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

Autumn is the time when you know the summer has come to an end. The days begin to shorten and the climate is a tad cooler. My daughter dislikes the autumn and winter months mainly because of the long nights and cold temperatures. I’ve tried to get her to look at the beauty of (starting with) autumn, when you see the scattering of crunchy leaves on the ground, the display of green trees, conkers, as well as the array of mushrooms and tiny insects. It’s the time of year when you can also find an excuse not to go out at the weekends and snuggle up on the sofa, watching a movie and snacking on freshly cooked popcorn and drinking hot chocolate. Mmmmmm…..

I’m actually feeling relieved that the summer is over after our heatwave back in May and June. I know it’s been a while but the heat was so intense and I remember not being able to cool down for days. To know that the climate will be steady (I hope!) will be comforting.

Here are a few photos I took whilst walking round Marbury Country Park, Cheshire. It was a source of inspiration for my autumn illustrations.

 

 

Here are my autumn illustrations inspired by my country walk.

Autumn Illustrations

 

Autumn isn’t over yet and I have plenty more ideas and you can see more of my autumnal ideas on instagram.

 

Emma Jayne x

*Please refrain from using the above photographs and illustrations. If you’d like to share my images, please credit myself Emma Jayne. 🙂