I am most known for my digitally hand drawn cute cartoon/comic style work. And more recently my ink & watercolour illustrations. I enjoy working on children’s illustration but I work on all kinds of interesting projects that fit my style with people intentionally.
If you would like to work with me, licence an image or commission please visit the [Contact] page for more info.
General Illustration Portfolio – DigitalI tend to work digitally, drawing straight into the computer with a graphics tablet using Adobe Photoshop (plus Illustrator & InDesign when needed). I am conformable working in both colour and black & white/line art. I love to develop characters.
General Illustration Portfolio – Sketch Ideas & TraditionalWhile digital is my main tool & style, since 2016 I have started doing more traditional work especially in ink & watercolour. Here you can see some full traditional and some hybrid scanned & digitally coloured work.
Here you can see some of my latest work and WIPs (work in progress). Clicking images in this small section takes you to Instagram.
Mad Scientist Cat (2016 – Current)Mad Scientist cat is a web comic that I collaborated on with my husband how is an academic researcher and neuroscientist. You can read the comic here: Mad Scientist Cat
Stray Thoughts Comics (2012 – Current)I started Stray Thoughts Comics as a previous online comic collaboration project, Adopted the Comic, came to an end. I was keen to start a new solo comic were I could explore different subject matters. It is a great way to try new ideas and techniques. This is an on going and project.
You can see all the comics here: www.straythoughtscomics.com
Learn Thai books 1 & 2 – Illustrations, Design & Typesetting (2011 – 2013 & 2014)I illustrated the education book “Learn Thai – Through Stories, Grammar & Exercises” books 1 & 2 by Thai adoptive mum Karine Jones (Kawee Publishing) who is the creator/writer. Karine has self published both books and so I ended up developing the main characters, drawing all imagery in the books as well as designing and typesetting the whole them all ready for a commercial printer along with designing the publishing [Logo] and audio CD labels. This perfectly brought together my Adobe Creative Suite skills into one project.
Book 1 & 2 and page samples are available from the publishers: kaweepublishing.com
See my blog posts about the books here:
[Learn Thai – Book 1 – by Karine Jones illustrated by Jessica Emmett]
[Learn Thai – Book 2 finally published!]
Archery Beginners Recurve Diagrams
In 2014 I released a number of archery diagrams free for personal & noncommercial use. They are now widely used diagrams globally. A huge thanks to the archery community for their supportive and heart warming feedback.
You can see and download the original diagrams from my original blog post [Archery Beginners Recurve Diagrams].
Please see my dedicated t-shirt design page [JE Tees – Tshirt Design].
Adopted the Comic (2009 – 2013)This is the project that led me into illustration and where I developed my style. I created it initially for a fun community project and I was joined by the writer Bert Ballard. To my surprise, it has been embarrassed by the adoption community and continues to be an important resource despite it’s short run. The comics have been used for a variety of reasons including adoption training/teaching programs, magazines and even as part of a film’s publicity (in this case for Somewhere Between film documentary about Chinese Adopted teens). I also did a number of comic style commissions on the back of the comic.
Live Digital Drawing videos
These videos are great in fullscreen HD. While these are older drawings, it still very much shows my basic digital drawing techniques.
(Right) Adopted the Comic – Girl Character (2011) – 5:36 min
(left) Adopted the Comic – Interholiday (2011) – 10:18 min
You can see all the comics at www.adoptedthecomic.com