Candy Corn Queen 2014


This year’s Candy Corn Queen is Celtic~

As always, I started with some sketching to work out the composition.


I decided to stylize the drawing (see below). I used ZIG pens and Copic markers to color the copy I made onto aged parchment.

This year’s Queen, while a warrior, also features small delicate butterflies with candy corn, in memory of my precious Knox.  It’s been 8 months since Knox went to heaven.  My head was always brimming with ideas when he was with me.  I began designing a queen to celebrate my favorite fall candy the year he was born. You can see the previous Queens here: 2010  2011  2012  2013.  This is the 5th Candy Corn Queen and I look forward to it every year!  Don’t forget to visit Knox’s Etsy shop if you’d like to order some cards. All proceeds go to Cockayne Syndrome research and family support.

Take a second to like my FB page and see daily sketches, works in progress, and photos of my elementary art class’s weekly art projects.

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I used George Bain’s terrific book on Celtic designs as a reference when stylizing my sketch…









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CCQ 2014


  1. Hi Scarlett – that’s great you’re giving art classes – I hope I read that right .. also I remember your earlier Candy Corn Queens .. and like how you’ve incorporated Celtic styles into her creation …

    Interesting to see and one day I’ll get to FB and see what you’re doing … good luck and with lots of thoughts – Hilary

  2. I LOVE this! It’s very accurate, yet expressive. I love that book on Celtic designs too, and when I saw it, I was like, “that’s my book!!!!”

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