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Love you to pieces

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Valentine’s Day (yes I know it was almost two months ago, shush) and apparently this time I took it a bit too weird. Now, I know this is a bit of a dark image, but it amused me and I didn’t think it was too extreme.

Apparently, I was wrong. Some people on Instagram loved it. Not my other half, though. We decided that I would take it away, he would forget that it had ever existed, and I would make another one 🙂

At least I know where the line is now…

I started off with a smooth layering of colouring and then used dots of the same colours over the top to create texture. Some of the printed stitching detail got a bit lost, so I went over those with Staedtler Triplus fineliners — the Triplus fineliners are Copic-safe so they won’t bleed if you add more Copic marker.

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I coloured over the strings with a sepia Copic multiliner, which I also used to create the “barbed wire” frame around the panel.

I am really pleased with how the colouring turned out, but I have definitely learned my lesson about choosing suitable images… back to Mystery Science Theater 3000 for inspiration next time…

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Copic markers:

bunny – E70, E71, E74, E77, R20
stitching – R33, R24
stuffing – YR30, YR21
button eyes – T0, T2, T4
hearts – R24, R29, R59
shadow/ground – BV20, V20

Other colouring:

Staedtler Triplus fineliners
Sepia Copic multiliner 0.3


  • digital stamps:
    Oddball Art Co – CCC37 love you to pieces
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer

CR00519 display

This image was coloured on 13 February 2019; day 13 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

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