I am kind of in a Dia de los Muertos phase right now. Or is it still? I don’t know. I just love the imagery – it’s both dark and beautiful.
I’ve discoverd that many people are freaked out by the skulls and face-painting traditions. But you know, my dad went to Catholic school and they used to dress up as martyred saints on Nov. 1, so I guess it’s all relative.
Anyway, I happen to like skulls.
I’ll be launching Kickstarter project soon, that, if all goes well, will be funded just in time for Dias de los Muertos, Nov. 1-2. I was painting some random portraits to get in the mood and the first person that came to mind was Jenny, The Bloggess. She’s the kind of gal you can say, “Hey, I’m painting you with a skull face.” And she’s like, “Alright then.”
UPDATED: Here’s a link to my Kickstarter project where you can get your own Day of the Dead portrait AND a Jenny The Bloggess cut-out mask.