My Dia de Los Muertos portait series has been amazing for a number of reasons. First, I realized what truly stunning clients I have. I mean beautiful. Second, I’ve realized that it’s kind of gutsy to send your photo off to a complete stranger, not knowing how the portrait is going to turn out. And third, I’m slowly learning to move outside my painterly comfort zone to try new things.
As the series has progressed, I’ve noticed my style changing. I sometimes skip backgrounds all together. I take liberties with hair and eye color. I use my small brushes more.
I’ve even thought about dabbling in acrylics again, which I haven’t done for years.
While I still have a way to go with this series, keep an eye open for my next Kickstarter: Roller Derby Portraits!