Halloween design collection

 

Oct
31
2017

 

Happy Halloween! Over the past few weeks I’ve been busy working on a design commission, which I will share with you very soon. A little hint is, I’ve been drawing portraits.

In between illustrations I’ve squeezed in some time to create a Halloween design collection, based from the popular sugar-skulls. The main design is a still life consisting of imagery associated with Halloween i.e. pumpkins, spider, rat, sugar skull and mythical stars and crescent moon. I’ve seen sugar skull plant pots on google and thought it would be interesting to have a spider’s web on the leaves, with an inquisitive rat, taking a close look at the dangling spider.

To sit alongside the main design, there are two coordinating patterns. The first one is of flying bats and the second, stars at night. Both are quite simple, in that there isn’t too much going on. They do say ‘simple is best!’

Halloween design collection

 

By the way, I want to mention that I’ve been featured on two websites! These are Artistic Moods and They Draw and Cook. I follow Sandra from Artistic Moods, on social media and love all the designers/artists that she features. It’s great to see and feel inspired by other fellow creatives!

I luurve food and seeing how designers create interesting recipe compositions on, They Draw and Cook. The Halloween cake recipe featured was actually designed approximately twelve months ago and is a traditional cake recipe, which I used to bake with my grandmother when I was a young girl. We used to make a huge slab and it would last nearly all week. I loved to heat my thick slice first and then eat it with ice-cream. I still have to say, I bake it on certain occasions and it really is delicious!

The next set of designs I’ll be producing will be for Christmas and there is so much you can do with this theme, from Christmas trees and woodland, to snowmen, Christmas crackers, snowflakes and poinsettias. There’s such a variety of imagery to draw from!

 

Have a great Halloween!

Emma Jayne x

 

Tea towel design for Spoonflower

 

Oct
23
2017

 

In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had entered a couple of competitions. The first one was to design a sock for ‘Sock It to Me‘. Out of six thousand entries I was one of the top twenty finalists, which I am very pleased with! The second competition was to create an illustration based on the word, ‘Opulent’, for Illustration Friday and as I didn’t win that one, I decided to have another go at entering yet another contest. The aim of this one was to produce a tea towel design for Spoonflower. The results will be announced in a few days time and here is my final, ‘Farm to Tea Towel’ design.

Tea towel design for Spoonflower

My final tea towel design is bold, bright and modern in style. I love how the neutral background tones down the bright colours and the vegetable icons ‘pop out’ too. It is a simple composition, yet has enough going on.  Fingers crossed I’ll be one of the twenty five finalists selected!  😀

 

Emma Jayne x