Illustration Friday- angels & devils

This week’s topic really had me. I was going to skip it until my husband gave me this idea. A good friend of ours is really into The Day of the Dead. Through him, my husband and I have come to appreciate it as well. So, this is what I came up with.

dancing with the devil

9 x 7 watercolor & ink
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12 Responses to Illustration Friday- angels & devils

  1. I love this technique. And lends itself well when drawing bones. They look so happy, cheerful, full of cheer. It takes a marriage of ideas to get through an illustration fri, these days, doesn’t. Between fat, tattoo and angels and devils, I am beginning to wonder how the selection is made!

    I am fond of Day of the Dead paraphanalia. I used to work in an ethnic gift boutique in Connecticut, during college. We used to get all sorts of fun, funky, and creepy stuff in. I swear some of it was real bones, it was, it had to be, but of what….ooooh……BOO!

    Oh and your pitas look delicious. Looks like a fun thing to try.

  2. ellen says:

    This is awesome! Great take on the topic!

  3. Bron Smith says:

    Very beautiful piece, Regina. The Latinos call it El Dia de Los Muertos. You’re probably the only one that used this idea. I really like your style.

  4. Joy says:

    I love day of the dead!!! Love this illo!

  5. Holly says:

    This is a great piece for the topic. Well done.

  6. Lexi says:

    You did a nice job here. I love the little details like the decorated pots.

  7. carla says:

    This has a really zany vibe! I guess it’s the ghostly party goers…it seems very incongruous. I alos love the cacti on either side of the picture…it all comes together to make a delightfully bizarre picture. I really like this a lot! I also love what you did for last weelk’s IMT – the gorgeous vineyard painting. It looks like a dream!

  8. Amy Zaleski says:

    I love the look of this and the concept is great. I considered skipping this one too, but I haven’t missed one in 2006, so I cranked out something I’m not at all happy with. Oh well, maybe next week’s topic will be more inspiring!

  9. annax says:

    Excellent! I love your style!

  10. amy says:

    Great take on the topic. I love me some calaveras too.

  11. Jayster says:

    I love DOTD stuff, and this lends itself perfectly.
    Well done indeed.

  12. Fantastic! I love this one – I love the calaveras!! Wonderful painting!

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