52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Charcoal

Since we are leading up to Halloween, I wanted to pay tribute to my favorite Halloween-ish folk art of all time—the Calavera engravings of José Guadalupe Posada. Posada was a political satirist and unfortunately was not appreciated in his own time, but I adore these engravings, which so perfectly capture  the Mexican tradition of embracing death as an important part of being human.

I decided I would try to recreate the  center couple, and  for this I made my very first poses! (No sniggering, please!)


Mostly what I learned  is how talented one has to be to make poses and how talented in this area I am not.

Congrats to Harper Ganesvoort, who wins the Sasha’s gift card! Since I doubt that anyone would want my skeletons, I will forego the prize this week and double up next week!

Skeletons: ALB SKELETON male and female by AnaLee Balut

Skirt: ISON – draped midi skirt  (ombre black)by Harry Hyx

Sarape and Sombrero: Poncho, Sarape, & Sombrero set 07 by Mally McGinnis

3 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Charcoal

  1. Nicandra Laval

    oh wow you made those posts!!! i think you very talented.
    And the idea is super. Wonderful

  2. Mayala Loon

    Love this post … and both pics.
    I know how hard it is to do poses … especially for such skeletons, which have kind of different proportions somehow. I tried it myself often enough.
    You did a cool job there 😉

  3. Ygrey Auer

    I love Posada work, great post Eliza!

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