Friday, April 1, 2016

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Big Eye Art Original Painting Work in Progress WIP + April Sketches, Sketch 1, Puppy Dog...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos fantasy painting, I've painted her eyelashes and I'm working on her shadows...  I think I'm pretty close to being able to move on to painting her hair.  Eyes are probably my favorite thing to paint, but hair is also usually fun.  I'm going to try to have her done for Tuesday, but we'll see...  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.

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Here is a sketch of a sweet dog.  This pup is cuddled up against her fluffy toy.  I doubt I'll paint her, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is day 1.   

This is a rough sketch.

15 comments:

Martin Kloess said...

is it my imagination or does the image change the longer one looks at it

Gillena Cox said...

luv whats happening with your fantasy painting

Happy PPF, Im happy you dropped by by blog Lisa
\much love...

Linda Kunsman said...

am loving these wips!!

Christine said...

Good progress on your Wip and a cute pup!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Wow, she turned out fab. Fascinating creating.
The puppy sketch is Sweet.
Happy weekend and April ♥🌷

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much! She's coming along and I could not resist sketching that cute pup...

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

your painting is coming along nicely, great colours :D

Giggles said...

Progressing beautifully and love the dog!

Hugs Giggles

Fran said...

Wonderful face, can't wait to see what you do with the hair. Cute pup, soulful eyes.

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

Scary, but beautiful work. Am curious now about the hair...

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I love your art!!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

This painting is looking amazing!!! Your puppy is so cute! Hugs!

Tracey Fletcher-King said...

these are so beautiful even if they are a touch scary... but beautiful scary if that makes sense... a wonderful post even if I am here horribly late... happy belated PPF...xx

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you so much! Still haven't finished her, but once more I hope again for next Tuesday...