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Pink Spirit



The inspiration for this came from illustration Friday, which on a side note I did plan to do weekly but as with most things, the minute I mention it on here it appears to be the kiss of death and it doesn't happen!? :/

I started drawing this a few weeks back when the theme was 'spirit'. I had wanted to colour this an off white, like a ghostly wedding dress. That was a few weeks back and when I came to finishing it last week I couldn't resist colouring the lace in a gorgeous pink colour with a complimentary nude skirt, it must have been the dress I'd seen earlier in the day with florescent chunky embroidery that inspired me to do this. I'm also craving summer, so maybe that played a factor in it too?



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