Gothic pinup

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Series: The Daily Marker Art Card #20

It’s around this point in every Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge that I stare at the things I’ve already coloured and start wondering what colours I can use without repeating myself. Eventually, I settled on this dark pink, kind of burgundy.

Backgrounds are another thing that I’m really having to think hard about — I seem to have decided that everything must have a background of some description, even if it’s just a solid colour. I thought about creating a wavy curtain behind this one but ended up making the folds a bit more subtle.

I was given a selection of rub-ons a year or so ago and I’d pretty much just chucked them in a drawer and never used them; one of those “I’ll do something with them one day” bits of stash. Well, I am so glad I got them out for this challenge, they really do work brilliantly for embellishing these art cards.

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Copic markers:

skin – E00, E93, E31
hair – E43, E44, E47, E49
dress – R56, RV19, RV69
feather – R56, RV32, R83
background – RV91, V93, V95

Polychromos pencils:

skin – 189 cinnamon
hair – 280 burnt umber
dress – 194 red-violet


  • digital stamps:
    Jade Dragonne – gothic pinup
  • dies:
    Marianne Design – ATC
  • pens & pencils:
    charcoal pencil
    Sakura glaze – clear
  • embellishments:
    Tim Holtz Idea-ology – metallic stickers – quotations
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    black card

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This image was coloured for day 20 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge on 4 July 2019

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