To create an original work of art inspired by The Day of the Dead using pattern and bold colors with markers, colored pencils and ink.
Our teacher told us to make a piece inspired by Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated in Hispanic cultures to honor those who have passed on. I was extremely excited to make this piece because Day of the Dead is such a beautiful holiday to me. I used marker and a small bit of colored pencil.
My mom is the reason why I love this holiday so much. She loves the holiday too and has really informed me about a lot of the things that happen during Day of the Dead. Every year she decorates the house with sugar skulls.
The part that taught me the most was dealing with my frustration because I’m normally a pretty frustrated person and it doesn’t take a lot to make me upset. So, learning different ways to deal with my frustrations will help me in the future.
My preferred medium is colored pencils. I don’t work with marker much as I do with colored pencil, so doing this project helped me improve my skills with marker. I’m really proud of how I kept myself motivated while working on this piece. The patterns and make-up were challenging to figure out I was going to do for them and I’m proud of how it turned out. I also learned how to improvise when things don’t work out and that will come pretty handy in the future.
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