Friday, September 14, 2018

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Big Eye Art Original Painting Work in Progress WIP + Sketches of Big Eye Angels Fairies Maidens & Flowers / September 1-14 / Art Sketch Daily...

Edit 9/18:  I'm still working on this painting with an upcoming deadline, if my progress goes well enough, I'll post an update again on Friday.  If not I'll need to continue working and wait to post again until I feel closer to completion...


In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead maiden I've completed the background and the underpainting of the marigold flowers.  I'm still working on her underpainting for her face and her hair needs to be blocked in as well.  When complete, her hair will be dark, the marigolds orange, and her face will have makeup as well.  I'm a long ways from being done though and the deadline for this is coming up, so it will be my focus for a while...

This lovely maiden is on an 11"x14" panel in acrylics.  


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!  My schedule is a bit off currently though due to this deadline so I'm not sure when next I'll be here but you also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

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September 1-14 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seem quite wise.  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  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 from day 1. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a calla lily.  Calla lilies have such grace...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is from day 2.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She looks like she would like to be of help...  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 from day 3. 

This is a rough sketch


Here is a sketch of a rose and rosebud.  I love roses very much...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is from day 4.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her hair is damp from the ocean...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel 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 from day 5. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of fuchsia flowers.  They have a sweet delicacy...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is from day 6.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  With her winswept hair, she has a powerful feel.  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  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 from day 7. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a passion flower.  They have such beautiful details...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is from day 8.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seems a bit intense...  I think she is most likely a 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 from day 9.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a bloodroot flower.  They are a favorite of mine...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is from day 10.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a caring expression...  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 from day 11. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is perhaps a little wistful...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel 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 from day 7. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a bloodroot flower.  There is an elegance to these flowers...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is from day 13.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She looks a bit cautious...  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 from day 14. 

This is a rough sketch. 

17 comments:

Jan (JFM) said...

Lisa, your sketches and your work in progress are already showing how lovely they are going to look when they are finished.
You are a talented artist~

Christine said...

Beautiful WIP and sketches today Lisa!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

great start to the painting :) good job with all of the flower petals :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Haunting and beautiful!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Haunting and beautiful!

Clare Lloyd said...

Great sketches

peppylady (Dora) said...

passion flower does catch my eye

Valerie-Jael said...

So many wonderful sketches, thanks for sharing, and the WIP is coming along well - looking forward to seeing it finished. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Nicole DVArtist said...

I can't wait to see this one finished. I know she will be a beauty. All of your sketches are just gorgeous.

Linda Kunsman said...

you are truly prolific with your wonderful sketching! Will love seeing your completed Day of the Dead maiden. She's looking pretty serious compared to all the others:) Happy PPF!

Tarang Sinha said...

These are really nice. I am so bad at sketching that's why I paint landscapes. :)

https://decorcraftdesign.wordpress.com said...

Pretty drawings! love those big eyes, so captivating....

sirkkis said...

They all are magical!
Happy creative week to you ;

Lowcarb team member said...

Goodness, what a lot of sketches, so nice to see. I especially like the flower ones.
Interesting to see your work in progress too.

Have a good week ahead.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

Your latest painting is looking amazing Lisa! Love the detail!
Wow, you have been busy with your sketches girl! LOL! Love them all! The one where her hair is over one eye and the one where her hair in the air, are my two favs, but I truly love them all! Big Hugs!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Stunning works of art your DOTD piece is coming along so beautifully, hope to see the finished panel piece. Creative wishes Tracey & Happy PPF.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much, I am making solid progress, but still a ways to go...