zombi plants & juicy eyeballs

zombi plants & juicy eyeballs
fun zombi art print by melanie dann

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sugar skull day of the dead, Dia de los moertos mexican face paint painting & sketch

Sugar skull day of the dead inspired art work by Melanie Dann

Day of the dead or Dia de Los Moertos is a celebration of the dead. It is a mixture of spanish catholic & native Aztec beliefs /traditions. I love the romance & the idea of celebrating the dead rarther than being sad. It is a colourful celebration of life that i find fascinating.
Part of the day of the dead tradition is to paint the face like a skull in remembrance of the dead & helps overcome the fear of death & celebrate life. Flowers are also a big symbol used, in particular the Marigold as the strong scent is believed to guide the souls of the dead back to earth on this celebration day.

Skull Day of the dead woman's painted face art by Melanie Dann
Hand drawn Mexican inspired skull face painted woman created with pencil & shaded with acrylic paint & charcoal on paper

Art by Melaine Dann called ''Sisters" sugar skull mexican celebration face painting 

sugar skull art 

Sisters mexican skull inspired art