Or, how to make your pet into a Day of the Dead celebrant! I used one of my favorite images of Taz, our wild & pretty kitty.
Just place the image face-down and rub the back of it with Citra-Solv. It works quickly and has a pleasant smell, unlike other solvents. And when you’re finished, you can clean your brushes with it. I love this stuff!
Now, for those of us who can’t draw worth a darn, this makes the perfect basis for your painting. No guesswork involved!
Bright, happy colors are the order of the day here. This is a celebration!
Of course, these do not need to resemble “real” bones whatsoever. I like Sakura’s “Gelly Roll” white pen; it works beautifully to outline, then just fill in with white paint.
This will provide a “dam” between the white bones and the black background. I forgot to include a photo to illustrate painting the rest of the cat black, so just pretend it’s here. 🙂
Consult “Day of the Dead” images to get an idea of how to decorate the skull.
I chose a palette of aqua, fuchsia, bright orange, yellow and lime green.
Ahh, much better. She looks really scary now!
And there you have it! I mounted the painting on some bright background papers. Let the festivities begin!