Desert fairy

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Series: The Daily Marker Art Card #16

I try not to rely too much on the same Copic marker combinations. Mostly I’m quite successful, I generally try to refer to my hex chart for choosing colours afresh each time. And quite often if I use someone else’s combination it never looks the same; everyone colours differently…

The one thing I do end up using the same couple of combinations for over and again is skin. I have a go-to couple of slightly different pale caucasian combos and that’s it really. I have tried some others occasionally, usually working from Sandy Allnock’s human rainbow (free download), with varying degrees of success, but I am very aware that a bit more variety would be good.

The combo for this one is a variation of one of Sandy’s. I tried hers but my version came out a bit ill-looking with the olive tone overwhelming the warmth of the other colours so I swapped that marker out and I’m much happier with the end result.

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Copic markers:

skin – E21, E13, E15
hair – C5, C7, C9, 100, BG15
wings – BG11, BG32, BG15, BG49
wrap – BG32, BG15, BG49
cork – E42, E43, E44, E55, BV02, BV04
bottle – B00, W1, C5
sand – E21, E53, E51 (through wing)
sky – B01, B00 (through wing)

Polychromos pencils:

hair – 199 black
wrap – 158 deep cobalt green
sand – 186 terra cotta
highlights – 103 ivory


  • digital stamps:
    The East Wind – Aurora pixie dust
    The East Wind – potion bottle II
  • dies:
    Marianne Design – ATC
  • pens:
    Posca PC1MR gold
  • embellishments:
    Tim Holtz idea-ology – chitchat
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    black card

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This image was coloured for day 16 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge on 30 June 2019

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