In the year of 2017, the Centro Estatal de Artes CEART of Ensenada B.C. Mexico made a call to all artist from the state of Baja California Mexico to participate in a Day of the Death Art Show by making an illustration of The Catrina. Artists can participate by their own or as a team with no more than 5 members, the techniques to choose were the following ones: Sculpture, Photography or a Digital Illustration.
The final result must send it and by a range of time, they will determinate the final selection of the artworks. A few days later we got an e-mail of being chosen to be part of the Art Show in Ensenada.
The illustration was sketched first and since the main idea is the Catrina I place it at the center of the final composition.
First of all, I want to explain what is the meaning of something that have important elements that make my Catrinas different from others.
The makeup. It is the main representation of the Miss Catrina illustrations and consists of: the eyebrows* are five color dots, the eyelashes are represented with seven white daisy petals, an eyeliner* around the eye area of the skull, below this area will be represented as eyes closed the symbol of the memories of someone alive. On the cheekbones, a circular blush and the lipstick will be a heart symbol as the representation of love and sensuality of the Catrina.
* can be use on different colors.
Second, in this artwork there are some key ornaments; on her head a turquoise veil that represents life and the pearls are the tears fallen by her beloved ones since her death, a crown made by Cempazutchil flowers in different orange scale color to guide her path through the death valley, turquoise earrings to represent the gemstones of the Mexican culture and a pink dress with a folkloric design as the happy memories of her culture.
Finally, in her look, there is the reflection of the milky way as an eternal moment of peace that we all wish to rest.
Technique: Digital Illustration
Collaboration: Rodrigo Sanchez