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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sugar Skulls/ Day of the Dead



Good morning! The challenge on the Poisoned Peas blog is to make something using sugar skulls and flowers, something Day of the Dead related. Since I don't know a lot about this holiday, really just the very basics, I had to look it up and do some reading. Here is a link if you are interested in learning more, I found it pretty interesting, maybe you will too. I didn't have any stamps or digis that would work for this challenge so I drew my own sugar skull. After doing a rough sketch in pencil, I finished the drawing using a couple of different size Sharpies and then colored the skull decorations with Prismacolor pencils. I added some Prima flowers, buttons and flowers from my stash to finish my card.

I don't draw that often, and I almost never ever show anyone anything that I have drawn, so please be kind! I posted last week about trying to experiment and go outside of my normal habits of creating so this definitely falls under that category!

Have a great day!

8 comments:

jimlynn said...

Gina, this is WONDERFUL!!! You need to draw more often because it's just great. Love all the bright colors on the skull and of course the pretty flowers too! Great drawing!
Lynn

Dell said...

What an awesome job you did drawing that skull! Love how you incorporated the flowers on the face. Fantastic!

Jane Wetzel said...

hi there Gina! LOVE your skellie :)

Ally White Cat said...

What a fun and wonderful piece of art. Thank you for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.
susan s.

Vee Cassidy said...

I hope you will continue to draw as this is great. Nice to see you at Poisoned Pease, Please. Vee xx (October Guest Designer)

bewaredarkshadows said...

You did an awesome job. I love the Sugar Skull & your coloring as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Poisoned Peas Please. I hope that you will join us for the following challenge. Good Luck~Patti PPP DT

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! I didn't realize that you drew on this!!! What a wonderful design!!! I love the doodles!! :)

jengd said...

You made a fantastic image! It's a great, even if slightly terrifying, thing to step into something you normally don't do and you did wonderful job with it. Thanks for playing along with us at Poisoned Peas!