Jellyfish dress for Karla Cola

 

Feb
23
2020

 

I love to draw animals & sea-life creatures, which is something about me which will stand out, if you follow my work on social media.

I’ve recently collaborated with independent fashion brand, Karla Cola, whom I’ve designed for previously; for instance, my brightly coloured ‘Bug Off’ design, back in October 2019. This new collaboration is a Jellyfish design, which is available to buy from Sunday 23rd February 8pm (Adelaide time). I love that Karla asks her audience to suggest names for each new design. The name given to this one is, ‘You Wish Jellyfish’.

The initial pattern had a blue background with orange and deep pink jellyfish. It was very busy with the jellyfish touching one another.

 

 

Karla had already a colour palette in mind, so I only had to make a few subtle changes. The background was to have a soft, watery texture effect and the turquoise blue to change to a light(ish) coral colour.

I also spread out the jellyfish, so they weren’t as close. They ended up being bigger in scale too, which you’ll be to see from the below photos.

 

Jellyfish dress for Karla Cola

Short sleeved swing dress

Sleeveless summer dress 

 

What I adore about this print, is the simplicity in repeat, in contrast to the details within each jellyfish. The colours also look great and I love how the yellow ‘pops out’ here and there.

It was a fun design to work on and I have to say, the dress looks great on Karla (owner of Karla Cola). Don’t you just love the accessories?!

 

Pretty hairbands and matching jellyfish earings.

 

 

All photographs were taken and are the owned by Karla Cola. Please refrain from using them but if you wish to share, please credit Karla Cola. Thank you! 🙂

 

Emma Jayne x

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Feb
14
2020

 

I’d like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is a quick drawing I did this afternoon for the special occasion.

It’s funny looking back from when I was much younger and when I had a ‘boyfriend’ (relating to my teenage years). It was a real treat getting dressed up (wearing my best perfume) and going for a romantic meal in one of our favourite restaurants. These days, my husband and I tend to buy each other a card and a small token gift!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

For this design, I was very much inspired by the hearts seen in Folk Art. Apparently, the Sacred Heart is one of the most common motifs in religious folk art created in Mexico. The idea is that the physical heart of Jesus is a symbol of his divine love for humanity (Zinnia Folk Arts).

I loved the idea of combining a Folk Art heart with flowers and butterflies, mainly to highlight ‘love’ but to also give it a feeling of beauty and that spring will soon be here. I’ve read that the first Valentine’s Day was back in 496, initially originating from a Roman festival called Lupercalia. This festival was held in the middle of February, which was officially the start of their springtime, hence the flowers and butterflies.

The colours I’ve used are rich, especially the red, green and plum tones.  I wouldn’t say I’m an expert on Folk Art, but from what I’ve seen, bold colours are used and they’re usually highly decorative too. To soften the boldness, they all sit on a calming pale blue background.

 

Emma Jayne x