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BETTER SWEET by UNDERANANGEL BETTER SWEET by UNDERANANGEL
"You can choose what stays and what fades away
And I'd do anything to make you stay" Florence + the Machine


I started this illustration for greeting the 2th of November, "Dia de Muertos", but due to work I could no finish it on time.

I have never been a believer myself, but I really like this celebration, where the past-away beloveds are wellcomed back for one night. Oh, and sugar skulls, I also love that too. I wish I could believe in that. Well If you have to believe in anything, better if it is... sweet ^____^

The girl concept was supposed to be a kind of self-portrait. But as always she ended being nothing like me XD Except for cothes maybe, and the super-rounded face. If you want to see her face before make-up here you got it: [link]

For the backgroud I took lots of references from mexican altars, but in the end I just painted candles and flowers...and lots of apples >___< wich is far from being a real altar.

Hope you like it despite being a bit out of date.

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crappy sketch + photoshop
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ferherrera Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:)
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chriz09 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me of Gayla Partridge [link] :police:
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
It should remind you of all Santa Muerte and Dia de Muertos imaginery. Just google it.
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Brosa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pensaba que habia comentado! está genial, la estetica del dia de muertos és muy guay. La he visto en bastantes tatuajes y siempre queda muy chula. La pincelada del fondo me gusta mucho, y esa calavera en penumbra ha quedado genial!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.

Thanks for sharing...

Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Wow thank you very much! I really apreciate being featured along with such great artists!
:blowkiss: thanks for your support
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to amazing gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work!
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Thanks a lot! Is nice to be labeled "amazing" at least one time :blowkiss:
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to brilliant gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work!
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Oh wait... brilliant is more than amazing, isn't it? T_______T I've been dismissed! Oh crap, I knew it looked better at small size ehehehehe
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the color and line and concept and all are good, except some little problem on the anatomy ^^;
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
That skull looks lovely -- the coloring in general <3
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Tanks a lot! (I like the skull a lot too, despite it is not as "sugarish" as I tried to ehehe)
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FreakyCreature Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. A beautiful combination of motion, expression, and fantastic coloring skills. This picture flows so simply and once you think you've looked at it enough you just have to go back.

This piece is fan-fucking-tastic!!
I love your work so much~
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Nobody has never told me before that my work was "fan-fucking-tastic"!! It sounds amazingly nice to me :love: I am so happy you liked it that much, but I have to thank you your super nice comment. I really apreciate both!
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FreakyCreature Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserve it man keep up the work! :love: I get so pumped whenever I see that you've posted something new. :meow:
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Aww... don't say those things or else I'll start blushing! (But I am glad to hear it, very)
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FreakyCreature Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good! You inspire me! Draw more! >:U :heart:
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EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
I love the colour, the mix of line and painterly, and gawwwd, ringlets are HARD to draw! I tip my hat to you!
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Ringlets are half a funfair, half a pain-in-the-ass for me XD It makes me glad you like how the mix turned out, I really was not sure at all of it to be working :heart:
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EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Its gorgeous and works superbly :)
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
awwwwwwww how cute :heart:
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Thank you very much! ^___^
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AngelGunBoy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
this is great - i love the animal/human living/dead mix in her face. and i loooove dia de los muertos stuff - living in california, we get a lot of it!
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Aww! How nice is to see you around! :blowkiss: I do love it too. Is not a tradition from where I live, but thanks to huge inmigration you can find lots of public altars and, with luck, some sugarskulls ^______________^
So, you live in California? Don't ask me why, I've always placed you at New Orleans!
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