• Katie Smith

A Dark Art Journal Zine

Today I have another art journal zine to share, I love doing these! It’s fun to have a miniature art journal done in one theme. You can find the previous zines I’ve participated in here-Space, Sea, Bold, Vintage, Woodland, Spirit, Girl Boss.


The “Zine Squad” consists of 3 main members, Myself, Vanessa and Julia, and then we usually ask another art journaler or two to join us on gifting a zine to someone.


This time we asked Essie to join us in making a zine for Lauren, who is a bit dark which is why this zine is punk/goth/creepy themed. Which is not my normal thing, but sometimes I can be a bit dark.




I drew the vampire girl on the left and I think the page on the right is by Julia? I just drew her from my imagination, but we’ve decided she’s basically a Zoeey Deschanel Vampire.



I’m not sure who made the page on the left (Julia again, maybe?) but the page on the right is mine. I covered the page in black gesso and then put a gelli print mandala on top.


Page on the left by me, Page on the right by Essie.


I actually used a self portrait I took last Summer in Colorado for this page. I added a few doodles and a quote that I liked.


This spread is all by me, and I sort of love it and sort of don’t, Haha. The girl I copied out of an old sketchbook of mine, and I thought she fit good in this dark art journal.


I love collaborating on art journals like this! I highly encourage you guys to go visit their blogs and see the rest of the zine, because the rest of the pages are amazing!



  1. Julia

  2. Lauren

  3. Vanessa

  4. Essie

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