Oiran de los Muertos

| November 1, 2011 | 7 Comments

November 1st, Day of the Dead. The Oiran de los Muertos. She dances, perhaps in a Day of the Dead parade, perhaps in a private corner room of an Edo Period Japanese tea house in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters. It’s hard to distinguish between beautiful and frightening, but she is eerily captivating to all those who see her.



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  1. Odiolitos says:

    Great! I love the rendering, and the colour is just to die for… Is it watercolour?

    • erica.ward says:

      Thanks so much! It’s actually colored pencils. Call me old school, but I’m just not ready to jump on the computer color bus quite yet 😉

  2. G says:

    I love this detail, and those pencils. Great job on this!

  3. Big Mike says:

    I’m feeling the culture mash-up and the color palette. Fun.

  4. Jared Lewis says:

    Wonderful work & I like the mixture of cultures! Had my own Day of the Dead thing percolating, but I don’t think it’d turn out as nice as this.

  5. Brainvomit says:

    Fantastic! I really really adore how you mashed up the cultures. Ace coloring as well!

  6. Michael Perridge says:

    Original and well drawn.

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