The 100 day project 2019



Can’t believe how long it’s been since I last wrote a blog post! In my defence, I have been super busy over the past few weeks. Furthermore, I’d like to add that I’ve increased my work load even more, by taking part in the 100 day project 2019. What can I say, I just love to keep busy!

Last year’s 100 day project was about building up my portfolio and I used procreate for the majority of it. I didn’t have much in the way of children’s illustrations, either. However this year, my aim is to experiment with materials and techniques a bit more. So far I’ve been using gouache, watercolour and ink, and I’m having so much fun! Don’t get me wrong, I do love procreate, which I’ve been using here and there, for block shapes and backgrounds.

My chosen theme is ‘All creatures great and small’. This description is a bit long with the hashtag, so I’ve shortened it to ‘100 days of creatures’ #100daysofcreatures.

Drawing for 100 days feels daunting and such a big commitment. If it ever gets too much, I know that I can just stop or spread the 100 days of artwork over a longer period of time. Although once I commit to something, I do tend to make sure that I stick to it!

Here are some drawings of different size creatures I’ve produced so far.

100 days project 2019

Days 1 to 8
Days 9 to 17

If you’d like to follow my progress, you can see my daily drawings on Instagram

Are you taking part in the 100 day drawing challenge?

Emma Jayne x

*Please refrain from using the above images. If you’d like to buy or license any of the above, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

New products in my etsy shop



I’m excited to share with you a few new products in my etsy shop. These are a combination of art prints and something new! All will be revealed in this blog post.

At the moment I’m really into combining pattern with illustration, which you’ll be able to see in two of my latest art prints. I’m also loving creating different colour palettes.

It’s quite challenging to make sure I get the balance right, so the artwork does not look overly ‘fussy’. It’s nice to be able look over a piece, with ease and not feel any discomfort, either consciously or subconsciously.

I love detail i.e. pattern and texture, also bold shapes and lines, and I included all of these elements within the two ocean themed prints.

The third print is of a charming leopard sitting in the jungle, with its head facing forwards. It has a rather cheeky expression and I’ve made the colours bright.

Here are three new prints in my etsy shop

New products in my etsy shop

Sea Turtle
Coral Reef

I’ve also added a few more novelty items on Etsy. These are pocket mirrors and the motifs are taken from sections of my work. I’m going to be adding different items in the shop, starting with these fun, fashion accessories.

Pocket mirrors
Close up of my cute kitty design

Hope you like them and check out my Instagram for updates on new illustrations, patterns and product ideas.

Emma Jayne x