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Sock design competition




I decided for the first time this year, to enter a competition. Lilla Roger’s ‘Global Talent Search 2016′, was the last time I entered for a competition, so I thought I’d give it a go. The one I have entered is the Sock It to Me, sock design competition. I imagine that it will receive thousands of wonderful and quirky designs, but hey, why not give it a go?!

The maximum number of entries per person is five. I created two very different looks. The first being on trend, i.e. cacti and a pair of Fennec foxes. It has a child-like quality to it. The second has a more feminine theme;  lips and kisses. I named my designs, ‘Cool Desert Fox’ and ‘French Kiss’, respectively.

My style is quite painterly and the criteria for the sock designs was to make the icons flat and simple. This means flattening some of the elements in PhotoShop and creating other sections of the artwork in Illustrator.

Overall, what was most challenging for me was that we had to use just six colours. I could very easily have used more. Yet, as they often say, less is more!

Sock design competition

Desert fox

My Desert fox sock design is fun and cute. I used contrasting warm violet, tangerine and apricot with cool turquoise blue colours, along with an off-white, and a bold black. The layout is of a desert scene with stars and cacti strategically scattered, and with a very hotter sun in the sky.


French kiss

My French kiss sock design is feminine and flirty. I’ve used reds and pinks, with warm blue and yellow colours, along with hints of black and white. The composition is a pattern of lips and compact mirrors strategically placed, with text and kisses in between.


Fingers and toes crossed that I’ll be one of the thirty semi-finalists selected. These will be announced on the 13th October 2017.   🙄


Emma Jayne x



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