The image in question is the Birthday Fairy by Mayzy Art (find her here) As soon as I saw this image, I just fell in love and had to colour her, as bright as possible! After all, some fairies are just meant to be bright!!
I printed this one to fit an a4 page, as I am later going to mount her to a canvas to go on the wall (but more of that later!)
So the storyboard images pretty much explain themselves, but I shall go into a little more detail including colours used for those that may want to recreate something similar :)
So, for the skin base I used Blush. I put that all over any skin areas.
I then used Sky Blue for her eyes, and a glitter pen for some sparkly shadow, with Budding Rose for her cheeks.
I used Cocoa all over for her hair and eyebrows which you can just see.
I then started adding some shading to the skin using Dusky Pink. I did this anywhere I thought would be a little darker - under her chin, where her clothes sit on her skin etc
I then went over all of the skin again with Blush, to blend in some of the shading, and then added a little more Dusky Pink in most areas.
I then added some shading to her hair using Burnt Sienna.
I then moved on from her main body, and coloured her crown and handle of her wand in Gold.
After that, I started on her wings. I used the Spring Limited Edition pens here as I wanted her wings to be softer in colour.
Colours used on the wings are Soft Peach, Budding Rose, April Shower, Daffodil Bloom and Fresh Meadow.
I coloured the star on her wand in Island Lagoon, and used Island Lagoon and Pink Lobster for the 'gems' on her crown.
Moving on to her shoes, I used Tropical Orchid. I also used this for certain details on her dress.
The rest of the dress was coloured with Island Lagoon for the main body, and Pink Lobster for the skirt.
I then went back round the shoes and dress and added shading in the relevant places, such as folds of material etc. I did this by using the same colour pen, building up the colour, instead of trying to find a close match to do the shading. I also did this on the wings.
After completing the whole image, I went around it with Warm Grey 1, to give it a finishing look of some depth.
So this is what she looks like all finished.
Now at the beginning of the post I mentioned how I was going to mount her onto a canvas. I do this by printing her onto card and colouring her. This is easier then printing onto canvas as I find Promarkers don't work very well on canvas, especially when you want detail like this image. When I have finished colouring her, I will attach her to a canvas that I have coloured, be it with paint or spray inks (any medium that works on canvas really, your choice). How I attach her depends on whether I want her flat or with a little added dimension, so I can use a craft adhesive or 3D glue dots. I can then embellish the canvas with things such as stones etc for extra bling.
I hope you found this helpful, I will hopefully be able to show you a picture of the finished canvas soon :)