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Gothic Beauty Illustrations

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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 …

Recent Sketches and Gothic Project

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I thought I would update my blog, since I have been silent for about a month. I have a new project at college, which is mixed media. I chose the theme gothic - past and present. We have to design a deck of cards, which includes the reverse side design, two face cards and the joker. I did some research and looked at lots of pictures of gothic culture and history. I looked at gothic architecture, music and how the gothic fashion has changed.

 Some Sketches.  George Square, Glasgow.  A mixed media piece I did on tea stained paper I used ink and added lace and little beads.  Got this cute little Vero Moda black prom dress the other day for a Christmas night out.  Been really into deep red nails atm! this one is from H&M  Been wanting to try this moisturizer for ages. It is very nice so far.  Got Magic Mike on dvd!