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Karen Amanda Harris
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United Kingdom
Hi - and thanks for visiting my gallery.

My signature style is inspired by the vibrancy of stained glass and the jagged patterns of mosaics - but is achieved with pen (marker, gel and black ink) and watercolour paper. Despite the fact that I work small (A3/A4), each picture takes several days of work: from mapping out the design in pencil, through to selecting the colour combinations for each section, filling in each "tile" - and finally the sharp outlining (which requires a very steady hand, especially as the grain of the paper often leads the pen astray).

There's a real pleasure in trying to find that elusive alchemy of colour from the myriad possibilities. Plus the whole process is both deeply, deeply meditative and immensely thrilling.

I live in London, UK, and divide my time between painting, writing and academic stuff. for more insights into my work.


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DominiqueDuong Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, it was nice meeting you at the workshop today :) I really like your work, it's so colourful and detailed, keep it up
Scarletfruit Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014   Artist
Hi Dominique - so sorry it took me this long to reply.  I've only just logged in to my deviantart account, having neglected it for ages and ages!  I was so happy to see your message: my apologies for not having seen it earlier - I must seem really rude!

I'd be interested to hear more about your degree at Westminster; as I'm based at UAL it's always interesting to hear about other courses and the similarities/differences.

I love your work too, and hope you have loads of success with your illustration career...

Andecaya Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for joining :iconyour-best-art: I'm glad you are with us!
Please share your work and your favourites with us. We also accept tutorials and stock because this is what others help to create art!

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Maddie-Marie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav! :)
Scarletfruit Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Artist
You're welcome! Hope the creativity block is beginning to evaporate...
Maddie-Marie Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it is :)
ProcerDeCrepusculum Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome to DeviantArt! :la:


Scarletfruit Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Artist
Thanks, still trying to get it all started :)
ProcerDeCrepusculum Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome! :D You seem to be setting up fast. :)

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