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Dia de los Muertos by shwamantha Dia de los Muertos by shwamantha
My older sister Christina was getting ready for a Halloween party last night and I just HAD to get a picture.

She made the headdress and veil by herself and did her own makeup! :-D
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:iconroxy-the-art-nut:
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :)
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idletimeart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Can I use this for a painting? I'm working on a series of calavera paintings
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, apologies for the late response with this -- I don't get onto dA much these days! Feel free to use it as reference, just please be sure to link the original photo in your description :) Can't wait to see the finished product!
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8DemensionStudios Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I enjoy this piece alot. As an illustrator, I feel I'm only good for judging compositions. xD I take awful photographs. This has good composition and the red flowers are a nice touch to the white lace.
The make up is alot more subdued as far as this style of make up is concerned,very minimal and while that's not my preferred method, your sis was precise and was smart about where she added the lines.
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davdav839 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
One of the best Dia De Los Muertos photos I've seen on DA. Such a powerful look in her eyes!
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eva-rector Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
My 5 year-old wants to be a Sugar Skull for Halloween...dunno if I can come close to matching your sister's artistic talent, but I am going to try and recreate this make-up for my daughter's costume. She's going to be SO excited, I can't wait to see how she turns out!!
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, I bet it'll look great! :D
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AZRodriguez Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
How did she get the diamonds to stick?
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think she used false eyelash glue.
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rodriguezvmv Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
can you provide any instructions on how she made the headdress and veil? Thanks!
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She bought a black headband (not a full cloth one, but one that you just slide onto your head) and glued the lace for the veil to the underside of the headband. She glued silk flowers on the front and back of the headband to hide it.
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achivin1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Can you let me know what type of makeup she used? I'm wanting to do this for Halloween.
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She used costume makeup from one of the kits that they sell at the Spirit Halloween store.. She also said she used a setting powder which helps to keep it even looking. She used little rhinestones that they sell for decorating your nails with as the colored dots around her eyes. She used red lipstick, and blended black eyeliner in the corners of her mouth to make it darker. Hope this helps! :)
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mecanique77 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
This is the best make-up i`ve seen so far . Amazing photograph, i`m speechless!:love:
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Sadly, I can only take credit for the photo.. My sister did all of her own makeup :)

Really glad you like it! :hug:
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Ravien93 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! :ohnoes:
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:iconshwamantha:
shwamantha Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! I'm very glad you like it :huggle:
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Ila-Turelmes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
This is stunning! <D
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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barfungus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
That's a beautiful photograph.
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :-)
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alienhunny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Beautiful work! :blackrose:
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you! :love:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! :D:D
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shwamantha Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly sir! :bow: :-D
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Rei-David Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconshwamantha:
shwamantha Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! :hug:
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Rei-David Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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