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Day Of The Dead

Day of the Dead (Día De Los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico to friends and family who have passed away.

Photoshop CS5 + Elements 7 | Wacom Intuos 4 | App. 12-13 Hours.

Art (C) Me.
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theaaronp's avatar
Hi Rene, I am getting a sugar skull tattoo done at the end of July, and want one designed for me. Is that the sort of thing you can do?
Opheliac98's avatar
To jest piękne :D
XicanoX's avatar
Just wondering, why'd you choose that as your theme? Looks great by the way.
ReneCampbellArt's avatar
I'm not sure what you mean by theme, as it's a renowned holiday that has existed for a long time. Unless you mean why I chose to draw it, well, I enjoy the art and makeup of the Day of the Dead holiday, and so I decided to paint it :) And thankyou!
XicanoX's avatar
Yep, that's what I meant, why you chose to draw it. I know about it as a holiday, my family celebrates it, but I guess I referred to it as a theme because that's the college art class in me, where we would address "themes" or "aesthetics" of artwork we'd look at. Sorry for the mix up. How long have you been drawing? I'm asking cause I saw that you said you're around 18 or something, and I gotta say, you're extremely talented. I wish I had your skills, I've enjoyed looking at all your pieces.
ReneCampbellArt's avatar
Thankyou for elaborating! And thanks, well I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pen, so probably when I was around 3 or 4. Glad you enjoy my works!
XicanoX's avatar
Damn! That is crazy!!! Well it's paid off. Look forward to more of your artwork.
AmbienKaiju's avatar
Stunning. Really brings across the feel of the Day of the Dead art. I love that stuff.
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Ritornelle's avatar
Nice, I'm not normally a fan of digital art, but this is really well done, especially the hand. :)
ReneCampbellArt's avatar
Thanks, well, initially I didn't want the hand in there. But I decided to add it in, and for the perfect reference, I took a photo of my own hand with the same lighting conditions. I wouldn't have been able to draw it otherwise :O
Ritornelle's avatar
Yeah I have trouble drawing body parts without a reference too :) I think the hand adds something...not sure what, makes the image more sensitive somehow?
ReneCampbellArt's avatar
You're so right, brings out her emotion in some way I think. And references are the best way to learn, I don't draw without one. Usually X3
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night-howl's avatar
You did a great job :) I love the make-up design and she looks beautiful!
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