Friday, September 2, 2016

WIP Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead Art Original Painting Work in Progress + September Sketches, Sketch 2, Elf Fairy...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye maiden painting I've started on her makeup.  Sometimes I flit from painting to painting, sometimes I am more focused on one than any other, she is my primary focus painting at the moment...  She is a Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead sugar skull inspired painting.  The butterflies are monarch butterflies and they surround her.  I still have quite a ways to go with her makeup before I start on adding in some more shading...  This fairy angel is an 11"x14" acrylic painting. 


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 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 has a determined expression and one ear is peeking out.  I think she is most likely an elf fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a 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 September.  This is day 2.   She is also face 2 for the 29 faces challenge in September.  

This is a rough sketch.

18 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work again - the eyes in your WIP are fantastic, very impressive. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Misty said...

I am loving the day of the dead painting. I am especially intrigued by her monarch butterflies. :)

Christine said...

Good progress on your painting and a cute elf today!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very dramatic make up, and the painting is looking very dark :)

nice hair on your maiden :)

Gillena Cox said...

thanks for sharing your in progress piece
Happy PPF

much love...

Alicia C said...

this is coming out super amazing

June Walker said...

Beautiful spirit girls! I love the elf especially!

Tammie Lee said...

They are both wonderful faces, interesting and beautiful.

Sweet Willow Designs said...

So fun to do a Day of the Dead theme. Love the faces.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh Lisa I am loving the DOTD face. I know when it is done it will be spectacular.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much! I think my Dia de los Muertos piece is starting to come together...

Martin Kloess said...

The first sketch is an amazing play on what we see.
The second sketch is already very intense (in beauty)

Faye said...

You draw and paint eyes beautifully.

Granny Annie said...

Most entrancing:-)

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Giggles said...

Your faces are always so beautiful...even the wip!

Hugs Giggles

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you, much appreciated!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your painting is looking amazing Lisa! WOW! Love your maiden!!! She is beautiful!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Stacy!