Friday, March 11, 2016

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Big Eye Art Original Painting Work in Progress WIP + March Sketches, Sketch 11, Fairy Angel...



I've started to do a little on this piece that I started last year.  I should really be working on my lamb, but I'm still refining the sketch.  In this original acrylic work in progress big eye Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos fantasy painting, I've done some more layers on her neck and shoulders.  I'd like to move on to her face, I plan on doing most of the shading of her face with glazing, so it will start out looking a bit flat.  However, as I progress with the WIP, it should hopefully improve.  I'm always torn between using wet into wet shading vs. glazing, but on her face I think it makes more sense to do glazing that way her makeup will have elements of shading as well...


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at www.lisarusso.com if you'd like.

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She seeems a little askance that she has been spotted and views us with an over the shoulder glance.  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is day 11.   

This is a rough sketch.

13 comments:

GlorV1 said...

Hi Lisa. Love your work. Love your work in progress Big Eye. Hope life is treating you good. Take care.

Martin Kloess said...

I'm sure your inspiration will shine through

Christine said...

WIP coming along nicely after a year! Nice view over the shoulder from your maiden!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the eyes on both are wonderful!

Cozydoodle said...

Lovely! Mysterious and wonderful! Happy PPF! Have a lovely weekend!

Valerie-Jael said...

I love the care and patience you put into your work. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much, I put the painting aside for a while, but I am looking forward to painting more of her...

Giggles said...

Wonderful wip....can't wait to see how that little heart on the forehead turns out!! I clicked through your link and that finished flower, is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing1

Hugs Giggles

Magic Love Crow said...

Lisa, your Day of the Dead painting is coming along beautifully! I love your big eye girl looking over her shoulder! Wow!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I remember the Dia de los muertos WIP. I know when you finish it will be amazing. I also love to see how you work. Every artist has their own way. Thank you for your kind and lovely words of encouragement. Have a great weekend.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Giggles, Stacy, and Nicole!

Irene Rafael said...

Hello! I enjoy seeing works in progress. It gives me insight to how an artist works and the decisions they make. Thank you for sharing.

Have a lovely week,
~~ Irene

Granny Annie said...

Wonderful work!! Congratulations on winning a PPF necklace:-)