New prints in the etsy shop

 

Jun
11
2018

I’m nearly three quarters of the way through the 100 day project and after all the positive feedback and enquiries about my recent artwork, I have decided to add new prints in my etsy shop! These are a mixture of both my own favourites and those which people on social media have asked for.

Altogether, there are nine ocean themed pieces. I have a few more designs which will be added to my shop very soon. If you haven’t already been following my progress, you can see my illustrations on instagram.

New prints in the etsy shop

The following prints are available in square format and they come in small and large sizes:

Whale and ship

Sea mammals and ships

Butterfly fish

Square format again but in small only (for now)

Stingray

Octopus

These are available as A4 prints:

Sea creatures

Sea life

Busy ocean

‘Love our beautiful ocean’

 

I do hope you like them!

It’s funny to think that before starting the 100 day project, I was very wary of the ocean and what lies beneath. Jaws, the movie, contributed towards these thoughts and most probably to the fears of a lot of other people who watched it, in the 1970s!

Whilst researching, I discovered lots of different types of sea-life species and not too many of them are harmful to humans. I’ve spoken to people who dive as a hobby and they have swum with sharks, stingrays and whales. I was really fascinated by their stories, for example. learning that stingrays like the feel of bubbles on their bellies, and that most sharks are just curious, as we would be with any creature that were to approach us. Although we do see evidence of shark attacks on the news, so it does happen from time to time. I think it’s best to say that you need to know which sea animals are likely to attack and it is useful to know what to do if you came across one in the ocean – if you do go in the sea that is. 😀

 

*Please notify and/or credit the designer Emma Jayne, if you want to share any artwork on this blog post. Thank you!

Emma Jayne x

 

 

Over half way through the 100 day project

 

Jun
07
2018

 

I can’t believe that I’m over half way through the 100 day project. I’m currently on day sixty six, which is just over nine week’s worth of drawings! Where has the time gone!!

I’m still enjoying and somehow still motivated with the drawing challenge. I decided to commit to completing the full one hundred days and I’m determined not to give up. There are only thirty five days left to go and still so much to draw about the ocean.

What’s keeping me motivated you may ask?

1 I have the freedom to draw what I want and I’m discovering every day, new facts about my chosen theme, the ocean.

2 I’m experimenting with different colour combinations, techniques and media, which is great when discovering what works best for me.

3 I’m looking at my theme from different angles i.e. within the ocean, outside, sea life to ships and divers, environmental issues as well as topical and so on…. I definitely think my theme is broad, so I have lots of information to play around with.

4 I’m taking one idea and producing different compositions from this, rather than creating just one drawing.

5 The support from family, friends and the general public, including people from the art community has been brilliant. I really appreciate your support, so thank you!

6 I want to complete all one hundred days!

7 I’m discovering my ‘style’ and which age range I like to create for. From what I’ve produced, I think it’s for the younger market and for people who are young at heart.

8 I’m receiving plenty of positive feedback and gaining lots of interest in my work. From this, I’ll be selecting mine and other people’s favourites and selling these as prints in my etsy shop very soon! This definitely motivates me to produce more 🙂

Over half way through the 100 day project

Here are some of my latest drawings from the 100 day project

 

I want to point out and to be honest, at times I’ve found the drawing challenge exhausting, mainly due to balancing client work with drawing every day. When this has happened, I’ve not wanted to lift a paintbrush and think about the ocean, giving my brain a break (we need a break from time to time!). At least I’ve not burnt myself out though!

I’ll let you know when I add new artwork, from the 100 day project, to my etsy shop 🙂

 

Emma Jayne x