Polka Dot Pals Raden and Polka Dot Pals Atlas

It’s not much of a secret to know that my kids inspire my drawings of the Polka Dot Pals and I think Polka Dot Pals Atlas is inspired most by my Amelia. Everyone she meets becomes her best friend and so is this happy girl ready to share her love. This is Polka Dot Pals Raden and Polka Dot Pals Atlas together.

I’ve been working up the courage to do more adventurous backgrounds. However, I seem to default to the simply sky with grass and hills. It feels like such a big jump but I’ll take it slow and easy and a little at a time.
Here’s a progression photo. I stamped the characters in a light ink so I didn’t have to worry about masking. These two fit together but I need to be careful of the arm placement. When they were colored up it looked like they shared an arm. So next time I’ll stamp Polka Dot Pals Atlas a bit higher. For this one, I did some doctoring and tried to fix my mistake.
The flowers are from the Polka Dot Pals Syeda stamp which makes for a nice ground. I added some “magic” with the white gel pen and also some smaller red dots for flowers on the background hills with Liquid Pearls.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink
Liquid Pearls – Ruby Red
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Raden
Polka Dot Pals Atlas
Polka Dot Pals Khadija (face)
Polka Dot Pals Syeda (face)

Copic Markers:
E000, 30, 31, E04, R12
YR30, 31, 23, 24, E31, 23
B91, 93, 12, 97
BV31, 23, W8
E40, 30, 31, 34, 35
E30, 34, 21, 23, 27, 26
C0, 2, 3, BV20, 23
YR21, 04, 07, 18
R32, 35, 37, 39
YG21, 23, 25, 67, G29
YG211, 61, 63
C0, 1, 2, 3
BG10, 11, 32

3 thoughts on “Polka Dot Pals Raden and Polka Dot Pals Atlas

  1. LOVE this. The colours are gorgeous and as usual your colour work is superb. You saved the arms well 😉 x


  2. Do you draw the facial features yourself or is that a stamps? Love the eyes and mouths do did on the faces…it gives them more character. Beautiful card.


    1. These two were stamped on but sometime I’ll color them in using “creative color placement” techniques. Some of the Polka Dot Pals clear sets come with a face and they are interchangeable with al the other Polka Dot Pals characters.


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