Monday, September 5, 2016

WIP Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead Art Original Painting Work in Progress + September Sketches, Sketch 5, Angel...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye maiden painting I'm very close to being done with her makeup.  I still need to outline...  She is a Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead sugar skull inspired painting.  The butterflies are monarch butterflies and they surround her.  After the makeup comes the 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.



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  Much like yesterdays, her hair is piled wildly on her hair and accented with flowers.  I love this look!  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, 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 5.   She is also face 5 for the 29 faces challenge in September.

This is a rough sketch.

9 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

You have made good progress with your painting, and the sketch is great. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Your painting is coming in nicely and loving your maiden's hairstyle piled high!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love big hair on your maiden and the painting is working out great :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Both of these are spectacular. TDOD face is gorgeous.

Karla B said...

Mesmerizing pieces!

Martin Kloess said...

The 1st sketch is still amazing. It toys with the mind.
The 2nd sketch is sheer elegance

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you so very much Valerie-Jael, Christine, Jennifer, Nicole, Karla, and Martin!

Magic Love Crow said...

All I can say is WOW for both pieces!! Truly breath taking!! WOW!!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Awww, thanks very much Stacy, you are so sweet!