Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Day of the Dead Skeleton Head

I've completed David Everett's class Making a Day of the Dead Skeleton, offered through Artful Gathering's Online Art Retreat (read my first post here). What fun class! David's instruction was clear, educational, and quite entertaining, and the site included access to comment boards where you could post in-progress pictures to get advice, feedback, and support. Although the second session is now closed, get on their mailing list for next year's retreat and make some Halloween art!

That said, I don't consider myself "an artist" and find it difficult to draw even a straight line. I took this class because I love David's whimsical Halloween creations (see them at Chicken Lips), and wanted to learn how to work with paper clay. It's definitely much easier to work with than other mediums, and plan to use it for making props for my Halloween village, and maybe even a few ornaments for my Halloween tree.

A BIG thank you to David for showing our class the secrets behind his wonderful creations! Here is what I created: Señor Lengua, a reanimated Dia de los Muertos skull in search of BrAiNs!!