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Series: The Daily Marker Art Card #12

I have a tendency to end up with a lot of contrast and strong colours when I’m colouring on auto-pilot with my Copic markers: the rabbit in the rain is a good example. Don’t get me wrong, I do love that style of colouring, it’s just that some subjects call for a more subtle approach.

This is one such image — a calm scene with translucent lotus flowers and leaves floating over the top of the meditating girl — so I put down the dark markers and aimed for a more delicate feel. I think it worked quite well.

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Copic markers:

skin – E00, E21, V20
hair – E41, E42, E43, YR30
clothes – BV02, BV31
flowers – RV21, RV000, W1, Y04
leaves – YG01, YG03
background – BG10, BG11

Polychromos pencils:

skin – 189 cinnamon
hair – 177 walnut brown, 178 nougat
clothes – 137 blue violet


  • digital stamps:
    The East Wind – Aurora what matters
  • dies:
    Marianne Design – ATC
  • pens & pencils:
    Stabilo All graphite
  • embellishments:
    Tim Holtz Idea-ology – metallic stickers – quotations
    Forever in Time glitter foil silhouette stickers – pennant garlands 2
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    black card

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This image was coloured for day 12 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge on 26 June 2019

4 thoughts on “Meditation”

    1. I blame Sandy Allnock 🙂 She taught me not to be afraid of contrast and going darker in the shadows and I took it to heart 🙂 I had to choose the markers I was going to use before I started and stop myself from going back for more – it would have been so easy to end up with bold colours again…

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