Friday, March 18, 2016

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Big Eye Art Original Painting Work in Progress WIP + March Sketches, Sketch 18, Butterfly...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos fantasy painting, I've started to work on her makeup.  I still have a lot of makeup to go...  My hands were a little too unsteady yesterday to make much progress, but hopefully today will be a better day!  This is an 8"x10" painting on panel.


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 butterfly on some small flowers.  I love butterflies.  When I see them I am entranced by their delicate beauty.  Mainly I sketch them as practice for fairy wings, but they are wonderous creatures!


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is day 18.  

This is a rough sketch.

14 comments:

Christine said...

Your wip is coming along and lovely butterfly sketch!

Martin Kloess said...

A real mind teaser, thank you for this treat

GlorV1 said...

Looking good. Love your butterfly sketch. Very nice.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

hopefully your hands are not too shaky still, you are doing a great job with her

and nice butterfly sketch :)

~Rasz~ said...

Your painting is beautiful and I like the sketch of the butterfly and flowers. Nice artwork! Have a wonderful PPF weel. Hugs, Rasz

Tracey Fletcher-King said...

wow that butterfly sketch is exquisite...xx

Laila said...

I'm sure they both will end looking great.

Neesie said...

I'm so impressed with your sketch a day challenge. You really draw beautifully.
I'll look forward to seeing the WIP too.
Enjoy your weekend and happy PPF to you

Cozydoodle said...

Your wip is looking amazing! Happy PPF!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Awww, thanks so much for your kind words on my WIP and sketch!

Giggles said...

Nice start...great butterfly...can't wait for that!

Hugs Giggles

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your work in progress! And, that butterfly is so beautiful!!!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

She is coming along nicely. The butterfly is going to be beautiful. Have a nice Sunday

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Giggles, Stacy, and Nicole! She's coming along...