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Tropical themed designs




Summer designs are so fun and full of colour! At the moment, I’m loving the tropical foliage and wild-life, illustrations and patterns on social media. They’re so inspirational don’t you think?! Pineapples, cacti and flamingos are absolutely gorgeous, which I’ve been incorporating within some of my other designs. I plan on showing you these in a future post, however recently, I’ve enjoyed producing tropical themed designs.

For my tropical themed designs, I’ve produced three leopard illustrations with coordinating patterns. I’d like to mention that I find people more challenging to sketch, especially when trying to stylise them. When I say people, I mean characters. On the other hand, animals are great to draw and I love to give each one a bit of personality. You’ll be able to see this on my tropical themed designs.

Tropical themed designs

Just hanging around! This leopard is looking very chilled and it’s not so surprising, especially that he has his parrot friend looking out for any oncoming danger.


Stay fabulous! This leopard is looking so cute.


What a happy leopard, sitting so calm and confidence.

*All photographic mock ups are by Zara (spring & summer 2017)


I have a busy schedule coming up, so will be taking a break from blogging for about three weeks. …Eeeeks, Printsource is in August as well, so I’ll be creating new work for this show and if you’re off on your holiday soon, have a super time! 😎


Emma Jayne x



Christmas designs




I’d like to firstly say that I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter weekend! The weekends seem to fly by so quickly, even on a four day bank holiday weekend.

I’m very proud of myself, that I didn’t eat any chocolate this Easter. I didn’t even attempt to sneakily steal any of my daughter’s chocolate eggs. I will be going away with the family during the summer, so at the moment I’m trying to be good. So far so good!

For week ten on the Rise Design and Shine course, it was all about Christmas. I wanted to try a more traditional themed range, drawing pine cones, foliage, spices, oranges and apples. This is my final collection, which I placed on ceramic mugs.

Christmas designs


I initially created the pine cone and fruit pattern, on the bottom left mug. Afterwards, designing the holly patterned coordinate and the pine cone and orange wreathe.

Here is another Christmas themed design collection. As you can see, it’s based on musical angels.



Who doesn’t like to wear new pyjamas at Christmas time?! For this collection, I have designed an all over angel print, with angels singing and playing musical instruments. There’s also a snowflake coordinate and an angel placement design with singing robins.

I’ll definitely be showing these designs at the Blue Print and Surtex shows next month. There’s now approximately two weeks ’til the cutoff date, to send all the designs to my agent Brenda Manley. I’ve still a few more designs left to complete, which means I’ll be super busy between now and the beginning of May.


Enjoy the rest of your week!

Emma Jayne x