Begin coloring the kimono of the lead geisha with a deep yellow pastel stick for the main areas and orange for the bustle; use the coral red for the pattern. These fiery colors contrast strongly with the muted background palette.
Draw the lips in coral red, and the face and hair in burnt umber pastel pencil, leaving a few highlights in the hair. The face is one of few white areas in the drawing, and so draws the eye.
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