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October 31, 2017

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Happy Dias de los Muertos!

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On October 31, spirits of the dead visit their families for a full day, then return to the cemetery on November 2

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that is very special. It takes a somber note and turns it into a joyful celebration through a show of decorations and offerings of delicious food. All the gifts of love surround a photograph of the dearly departed on an alter.

Food and decorations can come in the form of skulls or skeletons, adorned by flowers and brilliant colors, for the Mexicans embrace death as a part of life.

Drawing and painting my turtle was a pleasure to do. It was actually therapeutic! I must say the Mexicans have the right idea.

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On another subject, New York Comic Con begins this weekend. I will post some pics of the event, next time. So stay tuned.

Oh, and The Walking Dead series returns on Sunday night. Ahh, I’ve got that spooky feeling again. Don’t you?

Follow me on my tweet-o-saur: @SirAlbertus so we can share thoughts on artsy-ness to geeky-ness.

8-bit: Dia de los Muertos

October 29, 2011

For Dia de los Muertos, I wanted to do something different graphically, this year. I always loved the simplicity of 8-bit art, so I sat down at the computer for this little guy. Happy Halloween to all you ghoulish geeks out there!

There once was a girl with perfect black hair.
who loved her cat which would run everywhere.
Both ran in the street,
A car made a screech.
They are still together, so don’t you despair.

snow skull

October 28, 2010

Autumn will come and go like a distant memory. Before we know it, the winter chill is upon us.

I did this drawing of a skull in perspective, and then color painted it in Photoshop.

flaming skull

October 16, 2010

As the autumn air brings a chill and the daylight grows shorter, all that we fear, emerges from the dark corners. Demons, ghosts and the undead lurk among us.

This is a larger skull than my King of the Dead skull. Almost human-sized. I decorated it with flames as if to show it rising from the ashes. Because the Day of the Dead is about celebrating our passed loved ones. They live on in our memories. And they watch over us in spirit.

For Halloween, enter my store to see ghoulish items for sale!

king of the dead

September 7, 2010

I made a paper mache skull in celebration of Day of the Dead.  I know it’s still Summer, and it’s a bit too early to think about the holiday. But I’m not only one… Everywhere I look – in cards shops, grocery stores, malls, etc., there are Halloween goods for sale, already.  Now that’s scary.

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