Dia De Los Lobos


This piece started out as a random, 15 minute sketch during one of my Tuesday Sketch Streams. I really liked it and had been talking about a hankering for creating a Dia De Los Muertos themed piece for a while. I had created one just for funsies during a previous stream, as requested by TL.


I wanted to revisit the idea in my own time. During one of the following streams, I doodled this up and decided this would be my base piece.

I also decided to make this an excersize in speedpainting, however after a certain point I got so caught up in it that the time didn’t matter to me so much. Some people may also recognize this as the piece I used for my Automatic WIP Script/Action tutorial for Photoshop.

I researched some Dia De Los Muertos themed cultural artwork and photos from festivals (i.e. googled it) and the diversity was both mesmerizing and intimidating. I was having trouble pin pointing the specifics design-wise, but I knew I’d get the hang of it if I pushed through so that’s just what I did.

I created each flower individually. I prepared 4 different designs and made various colorings on each. Each flower had 4 versions which I individually placed and scattered across the background.

I like playing with color so this piece was a really fun one to whip out for fun! TL even decided it would be a commission once I was done. ^^ I will be creating an Amaterasu-themed version of this later on and it will be added to this post when it is complete.

I offer this design on apparel over at FandomFashions.com so be sure to take a peek!










Thanks for reading!

Misc. Updates

I’m moving next week so things are a bit messy now. I have a hard time focusing in mess, ugh! Just ugh! It’s been good though because due to the move, it’s forced me to really re-evaluate my priorities for myself and I’m finding myself getting rid of A LOT of stuff. How did I ever accumulate so much junk!? I blame capitalism. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Due to this transitioning period, I’m putting the brakes on my stream for a short period while I handle everything I need to take care of. I’d like to set up so that I can stream on the go and I hope to be back to streaming again in November.

Later potaters!

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Zhivago is a frazzled artist living in California. You can follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as @ArtByZhivago.

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