I watched the Harry Potter Marathon this weekend and decided to check out the Haunted Design House Challenge. The current challenge is skulls. I have used all my skull images a few too many times so I went looking for a cool new one. I ran across this really great site called Aurora Wings. The images range from totally cute to really scary and they are really amazing! I bought an image called Santa Muerte - Day of the Dead Catrina Skull. This is what it said about the image: "this is a beautiful line art with wonderful flow and movement, full of details that will make coloring this quite a challenge. This is a line art best suited for advanced colorists or colorists with patience." I am not an advanced colorist and I have no patience with coloring. In fact, lately I have been just dragging my images through some ink and calling it done. But something about this image just made me want to buy it and try to color it. I didn't do it justice, but I am going to keep trying until I get it right! In fact, you would laugh if you saw how I colored this. I dipped a little paint brush pen in Tim Holtz stamp pads and dotted it on. Then I used some fine line Copics to darken up a few spots. Scary I know!
I am also entering this in the Aurora Wings Challenge - their first one! The challenge is anything goes so I am going to include this in that challenge as well.