Gothic Beauty Illustrations

This is what I have been working on recently on my current project at college. Design a deck of cards. It is mixed media and the theme is Gothic. 

 For this illustration I started with a pencil drawing on water-colour paper and I used plum and violet drawing ink for the background. I went over the pencil with black pen and ink. I added more ink later on for a darker look and glued on some lace for her top. I wanted this to be scary but beautiful so I added some skulls and roses.

 Mixed media - trying out prints in my sketchbook for my reverse card design. I wanted it to look like a window from the Notre Dame. 
 The same print on some hand-made paper. I created a dripping effect and filled in parts with ink. I also stuck on some lace.
 The style I am going for but more patterned and more of a circle for my final.
 Got one of these stamps with my initial to seal envelopes. I thought it would fit in my sketchbook, since I was inspired by the Victorian Gothic era.
 An idea for the queen card. I'm not completely happy with this, but I'm going to do it again anyway. I used tea stained paper and added plum and violet ink for the background effect I painted the girl in acrylic.
 Idea for my number card. Tea stained paper with acrylic sponged on and ink dripping from the top. I used acetone to transfer the images on to the paper.
 My joker card. Kind of Harley Quinn/gothic lolita inspired.
This one is one of my favourites, I like the look, it is simple but striking and I think it would work as a queen card. Again I used tea stained paper, acrylic sponged round the edges, lace and acetone transfer.

If your reading this, I hope you like my work!


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