Here's another artwork I created for my Day of the Dead Coloring Book.

In addition to skulls and skeletons, I decided to include a drawing of a girl wearing sugar skull makeup, since it's become such a huge trend in recent years. This is one of my favorite images in the book. In contrast to most of the photos and artwork I've seen of people wearing sugar skull makeup, which tend to look morose and serious, I strove to make my girl look happy and carefree, with a more celebratory air.

It was tough choosing the color scheme. I wanted to make her a brunette but in the end I decided to make her blonde because yellow is such a vibrant color that goes well with other bright colors. My goal was to create a joyful, whimsical Day of the Dead portrait!

I colored her using Prismacolor colored pencils, Copic markers, Crayola markers, and glittery Fiskars gel pens.

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Comment by Beth Scrozzo on June 19, 2014 at 7:49pm

Nicely done!!   I'm a big fan of your coloring books....& yes, I color..and I'm not afraid to admit it  :)  it's a great  way to pass the time... !!

Comment by Beth Scrozzo on June 19, 2014 at 7:54pm

Thaneeya...I'm not sure when you changed your profile picture..( I'm hoping it's not toooo long ago!!) ...but you're adorable. :-D

Comment by cheekyjane on June 19, 2014 at 9:53pm

Wow....just beautiful....xx

Comment by Pat on June 19, 2014 at 10:53pm

Very nice Thaneeya!

Comment by michele josiane martin on June 19, 2014 at 11:41pm

nice thaneeya.

Comment by Kat on June 20, 2014 at 12:09am


Comment by Bette-Jane Schnabel on June 20, 2014 at 2:11am

OH BOY!! This is absolutely great! I can see myself having fun coloring in your books! Wonderful therapy for all ages and great gifts!! I like the colors a lot and think the make up and happier look is perfect! :)

Comment by Trent humphreys on June 20, 2014 at 7:13pm

Lovely color work

Comment by Nelson Failing on June 21, 2014 at 7:22am

GORGEOUS!!! Thaneeya....

Comment by Nelson Failing on June 21, 2014 at 7:35am

btw thaneeya....ive been trying to change my profile pic and used several different ones but could not upload any one of there anything Im doing wrong....its been a couple of months of trying....thx


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