So I’ve been planning to do a sugar skull look for a while now, I finally got around to drawing the title background.
I wanted it be be heavily based on the work of Sylvia Ji, if you haven’t seen her work here is the link to her website. Her work is beautiful! : www.sylviaji.com
I will be doing a video of this showing it from start to finish on my art channel.
I’d run out of black card to paint on so I ended up painting on the front of an old sketchbook.
For the background I used gold acrylic paint, I wanted the background to have an interesting texture so I painted in various directions and applied the paint quite heavily.
Before I painted this one I had done a rough face chart so I had an idea of the pattern I wanted for the sugar skull.
Acrylic paint was used for almost the whole painting minus the eyes. For the smokey eye look I used an old makeup smudge brush and some black chalk.
For the shading around the arms and neck I used what was left on the smudge brush.
Once I had finished I messed around with it in Photoshop for a while, I’m not sure if this is going to be the final piece.
I think I’ll mess around with it for a bit longer before I settle on one but for the moment this is what I have :)