Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Stickerbomb Staff

Greetings to all Stickerbomb fans from the chill-weathered country of Finland.

For my first post as a guest blogger, I found a good reason to draw skulls! 

Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. The tradition originated from Mexico but it is celebrated in other countries too.

Even though this event is not celebrated here in Finland (it would be nice of course to have it here too), I still wanted to make this drawing and cross some cultural boundaries. Dia de los Muertes (Day of the Dead) is the biggest cultural event I know where there's no shyness around the themes of skeletons and skulls – on the contrary, they are symbols of joy – celebrated and colorfully lifted to the podiums to honor lost family members and friends.

So, here's my contribution to all nations out there celebrating Dia de los Muertos. 
(It was originally a black and white drawing (A5 in size). The colors were added after scanning it to my computer.)

More art at: www.mcnikander.com

Until next time!


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