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Pastel and charcoal on toned tan paper.

Buy it as a print or card.

You might not notice the Frank Miller influence here, but we’re huge fans of Sin City. In several of the stories, Miller uses just a single primary color as an occasional highlight to his stark black and white renderings. The idea of limiting your selection is a powerful creative tool for artists in any medium. The blank page – whether a music staff, a canvas, or drawing paper – can intimidate with its unlimited possibilities. Throwing out the majority of them to choose a few select elements brings your project into focus. Today, we decided to add to our neutral tones for Ellie by using pastels to capture the colors of her eyes.

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