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My Work // Pink-Haired Astronomy Lover Zahrah Art Print and Rose Gold and Wood Pendant Necklace


Pink-Haired Astronomy Lover Zahrah by illustrator / artist Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Hello, everyone. Meet Zahrah, my new girl. With a name meaning ‘star’, this pink-haired woman has such a love for astronomy that she has had constellations and the phases of the moon tattooed onto her skin. She may be very much a girly-girl, but that doesn’t mean she’s shy and docile; she has a cheeky streak, and never backs down when her beliefs are challenged.

A4 Art Print of Zahrah // Pencil & Watercolour Portrait of a Pink-Haired Astronomy Lover (Star and Moon)

A6 Art Print of Zahrah // Pencil & Watercolour Portrait of a Pink-Haired Astronomy Lover (Star and Moon)

I’m really proud of this piece; she is of my favourite pieces I’ve created since starting illustration. I think Zahrah excudes a very strong and playful personality in her look and stance. And I wish I had candy floss / cane coloured and shaped hair!

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When creating her, I knew I wanted a nice deep yellow to be in there, but wasn’t sure how it would go with the pastel pink. Surprisingly it’s worked perfectly, and the teal-green colour in her dress balances it out and gives another interesting hint. I’ve often focused on two colours before in my art work, but I think three really maybe the key.

Rose gold necklace with a wood pendant printed with an illustration of Zahrah, a pink haired girl with astronomy related tatoos, by illustrator / artist Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Like most of my pieces, I have Zahrah up as an A4 and A6 / postcard print over on my store. Both are printed digitally on gorgeous soft silk paper (love the texture of this stuff); the A4s have a weight of 250gsm, whereas the A6 are of 300gsm, giving a nice thickness to each print.

You can also buy the illustration on a number different products over on my Society6Redbubble and Art Rookie stores, from cushions and cards to mugs and rugs.

A rose gold necklace with a walnut wood pendant printed with an illustration of Zahrah, a pink haired girl with astronomy related tatoos, by illustrator / artist Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Rose gold and wooden pendant necklaces with Watercolour Illustration by illustrator and designer Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

And for the first time ever, I have also turned her into a piece of jewellery! Using a chain and fastenings in a rose gold colour, teamed with a printed walnut wood pendant (produced by Zap! Creatives), I hand-made these necklaces.

Buy this Rose Gold and Wooden Pendant Necklace on the Store

I even joined a little light green bead to each to add a little more sparkle to the piece (I think it brings out the green of her dress). After years of making a few pieces of jewellery for myself and friends, it’s nice to create something adorned with my own artwork. 

A rose gold necklace with a walnut wood pendant printed with an illustration of Zahrah, a pink haired girl with astronomy related tatoos, by illustrator / artist Karen Murray of A Rose Cast


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Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Hello, I'm Karen

I'm an illustrator & designer from the UK, producing my own products as well as custom illustration for clients, both big and small.

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