Last week I collaborated quite randomly with someone I’ve never met. Someone I know asked me to color in a black marker drawing his brother made on canvas. As my days of coloring books are long gone, it seemed like the awesome grown up version of coloring inside the lines. And here is the result.

I like working together with other artists because it results in surprising combinations of style. My drawings never look creepy. Not even if I try really hard. I somehow just end up drawing butterflies, rainbows and unicorns. Sort of. So in collaborations like this one, I think it is great to combine the creepy with the colorful. You get art that neither one of us could have created by him/herself, and that’s really inspiring to me. It makes me want to create more.



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    Lana Hunt

    April 20, 2012 at 20:10

    wonderful!!! you totally did the piece justice. i can’t get enough bright colors these days.


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    The Craft-Arty Kid

    April 20, 2012 at 20:55

    This looks really cool! Sounds like a fun project to work on

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    Magical Day Dream

    April 21, 2012 at 09:23

    Thanks! And it was really fun indeed! :D

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    joyce matula welch

    April 21, 2012 at 11:41

    What a great idea! I love the colors you chose. They enhance the drawing without diminishing its creepiness.

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    Light as a Feather

    April 21, 2012 at 17:09

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my post! It made me feel a little better! PS, I nominated you for a little blogger award. Check it out on my blog!

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    April 21, 2012 at 18:26

    What a cool collaboration- it’s always neat to see two different styles come together. :)

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    April 22, 2012 at 00:46

    Well it certainly is creepy…Haha! But I do love the collaboration and the coloring. The final product is great, and essentially that’s what matters to viewers right?

    And I certainly agree with you on your last paragraph. How interesting to take a piece of art and interpret it in your own way! It’s not often you get to see something unfinished and have the opportunity to add to it. I hope you share more if you do more!

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 25, 2012 at 14:02

      Yeah I know! I am quite excited about it. Today I will probably go and pick up the next piece, so hopefully I will share a new creation from our collaboration soon!

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    April 22, 2012 at 22:05

    Okay, Marielle!! It definitely is creepy! But the colors are really nice and vibrant and love the background!! Well done.

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    April 22, 2012 at 22:35

    It’s different from your other paintings.
    Creepy? A little. Yes. :)
    Great colors.
    And the collaboration sounds interesting!

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    Hena Tayeb

    April 23, 2012 at 15:30

    I love it..

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    April 23, 2012 at 17:42

    I absolutely love you and your blog! We should link up and sponsor eachother!!

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 25, 2012 at 14:03

      Thank you! And I am in for it, you can just send me an e-mail at magicaldaydream [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    April 23, 2012 at 21:57

    Hi sweet lady! I found your blog via Skunkboy Creatures and am SO GLAD that I did! I’m your newest follower! xoxo

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 25, 2012 at 14:04

      Awesome! Her blog is so sweet isn’t it? And welcome to my blog :)

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    April 24, 2012 at 13:38

    thanks for visiting my blog! this drawing is actually beautiful {in a kind of creepy way?}. i’m all rosebuds and butterflies myself, but i have a soft spot for goulishly things like this- thanks for sharing!

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    April 25, 2012 at 06:34

    huge difference! adding the colors made it more refreshing in the eyes. :)

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    April 27, 2012 at 14:32

    Oh my gosh Marielle, he is so interesting and different but I quite like him!!!!


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