Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying a great start to the weekend. Today I have another Dia De Los Muertos inspired canvas to share with you.
Meet Hope, she's the latest addition to my Dia De Los Muertos art series.
I named her Hope because this is my hope for you: Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.
Hope started out as a sketch in my art journal.
I worked on her whenever I had to sit and wait on my son. Once I was done, I knew she HAD to go on a canvas.
I made a copy of my sketch to help me transfer my image onto the canvas. I didn't wanna have to sketch her all over again.
Once I had her transferred I began adding the base colors.
She started out kinda blonde but that changed fast although I'm thinking I should make a blonde haired blue eyed girl for you guys. Let me know if you'd like to see that ;D.
With her pretty much done, I moved onto the background. At this point I had no idea what I was gonna do. Thankfully Pinterest is full of inspiration! I found a photo of a gypsy that inspired the background.
I added drapes stenciled with tiny flowers subtly blending into the folds.
I have to admit, I'm EXTREMELY happy with the way she turned out. I think she is absolutely GORGEOUS.
Here's a nice close up of her face.