November 2nd is The Day of The Dead and we must create these memorial images of those we want to remember. I’m playing with the interpretation of this awesome Mexican tradition, but I want to pay tribute to a creative inspiration: Jean-Michel Basquiat. Perhaps doing an Ofrenda in a style similar to his will do the job.
I used different charcoals and dry pastels. Choosing the lighter charcoal sticks to create shadows and contrasting them with the compressed charcoal. I smudged and mixed the dry pastels right on the paper.
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