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Dia de los Muertos by AlixBranwyn Dia de los Muertos by AlixBranwyn
Second Day of the Dead piece for work. Had a blast doing this one and I think it goes down as my favorite piece I've ever painted thus far. Spent way too long on it, probably 25 hours, but it was worth it.

Copyright Lantern Press.

EDIT: Whoa, my first DD! Thank you for suggesting it and thank you all for all the wonderful feedback! I'm totally stoked!

EDIT 2: Added a wallpaper of the cropped upper portion for widescreen monitors for download, shows more of the details in that area as well. :) [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-20
Dia de los Muertos by *Chronoperates The Suggester said: "Her work is a beautiful display of color and shadow and finely detailed into such imaginative, creative works. She had a style reminiscent of old style monster movie posters in many of her works, and it makes me look on in awe and wonder about the magical story hidden in each work." ( Suggested by ExiledChaos and Featured by Atramina )
gocatdave Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
The Gift Shop at Kartchner Caverns in Benson, AZ is selling loads of products with this image on it.  Posters, mugs, magnets, coasters, you name it.  The image is the same as yours but there are no words on the image they are selling.  Is this something you have licensed to them?
wraamyth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
I love this! It is beautiful. :)
Rinji-chan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi. Scentsy is using this image to promote their products, I'm not sure, but it didn't seem right. Please let me know if you allowed this, or not. And I can give you more information. 
Lupilstinskin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Esto es arte
glitterv0mit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  New Deviant
NixCreations on Etsy is using this image in his work... "Sugar Skull Princess 1 Inch Circle Glass Photo Pendant Necklace"
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the heads up, I passed it on to my former boss so he can go through the procedures to get it taken care of. I appreciate you looking out! :)
RWBY1313 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, my birthday is on November 2nd, so I was born on the Day of the Dead
KYMIRA23 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
i like your painting allot, great work..
I was wondering what kind of paint/paper u used.? Or is this made in a computerprogram and made to look like a painting.?
Can u let me know.?
Thx, and keep up the good work. 
LaraLaHumana Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Writer
Woooowww so fantastic!!!
Anii-Ki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic. I love the composition and colors. She just has this look to her that says elegant and beautiful, but dangerous...
meccaneer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This might be my most favorite deviation ever.
Mauricio-Morali Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hermoso trabajo, de verdad! felicidades.
DanZen Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Finalmente encuentro quien carajos hiso tan tremendo arte. Lo vi en muchas publicidades en dia de muertos haceya mucho tiempo pero por fin xD

Me quito el sombrero, es hermoso, me encantó el diseño, las texturas, todo. :heart:
EmilXOM Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen! ;u;
edman84 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
RubysCreativeMumma Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
STUNNING work! please let us know when you are selling prints, l would love this one at my place!
Ariraion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
...good job, but you should at least mentioned original by BDLC ...
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Check the submission dates...Mine is the original and was created months before the submission on the one you mentioned. Thank you for bringing my attention to the one that was drawn off mine and did not credit me though...
onegem24u Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
You are by far so talented!! I love your colors and deep themes!! Your artistic expression speaks for itself. I would also be interested in purchasing some of your artwork as well.. please and thank you in advance.
frybla Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fabulous! check out my miniature version!…
poserfan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional
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This image has been featured in #Holidays Happy Hallowmas Journal!!
Happy Halloween!!
AirMonstrosity Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
lovely piece of work 
shakarbakery Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Hi! I will be using this on an inspiration cake piece! I won't be making profit from it so hopefully there won't be a copyright issue. All credit to the original artist will be given,  of course!

shakarbakery Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013…

here is a photo on my facebook page!
HanniBawL Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the best Dia de los Muertos artwork i saw in my life. Definetly masterpiece !
Freaking awesome, this is so lovely. The girl looks so nice.

Keep this way, dream dealer !! :)
itslikebia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
SearchProjects Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Felicidades dd y excelente trabajo saludos
DorianOrendain Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excelente trabajo!
Azrael-Luchador Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:worship: :iconmexicoplz:
Sculpturades Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I NEED this print so bad! I love this piece of work! It needs to be on my wall for all to see. Please!
HyperBali Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah! My mother got me a card of this as a present last year. I'm happy to finally know who the artist is; it's very lovely work. c:
sacred-kustoms Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Artist
this is awesome, seriously, one of my favorite things I've seen on this site in a long time.
toomanymeat Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy mother of god man that is beautiful. I was googling references for a chola girl graphic and this came up. You know that feeling where you get super inspired but also suddenly much less confident in your own work? haha: that.
alpharaven Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Totally and absolutely breath-taking. Where can I get a large format print of this? I would love to buy it
Blistering Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I LOVE this. Seriously, this is one of the most beautiful works of art I have EVER seen. I want to get this inked, badly. Could I have your permission for this, please? The end result will of course be shown to you :)
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely! I always give permissions for my paintings to be tattoo art, excited to see the final image of it when it's done!
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Woow! That's just amazing there's so much to look at ! :D
Michieltjie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mweh :( I wanted to add suggest this for a DD.

This is truly the best Deviation I've seen in the 10 years I've been trolling around here.

Thanks for this piece <3
Jonboyhancock Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
love it
mutilation18 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely beautiful
EstherGarcia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I think this is actually the most beautiful piece of artwork I've ever seen.
Michieltjie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gliptor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I recently visited Savannah, Georgia and was captured by this piece in a gift shop. I quickly grabbed the post card and asked if there was a poster size however the shop keeper was sold out. I settled for this as a key chain and two copies of the postcard. I have not been captured by an image the way I was with this piece in a long time. It is simply gorgeous work! Thank goodness for Google goggles which took me here. Thank you very much for creating and I hope to purchase this as a print in the near future. Until then my postcard and key chain will have to do. Take care and continue to share your talent. It's appreciated! Cheers. ~ From a Travelling Canadian.
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, it's really flattering that you went through the trouble to track me down! You're in luck also, we have a retail site where you can buy one offs of products opening up here soon, hopefully in the next month, and I would be happy to give you a heads up when that happens so you can snag one in whatever size you like (we go up to a maxiumum of 24x36 I think). I'll keep you posted!
I4beauty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
i followed a trail back to this piece from pinterest... its an instant classic!
LizCoshizzle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I just got this on a postcard from my dad! Reverse google image search is a truly amazing thing. Thanks for creating it, I was breath-taken when I got it!
CaptainBerry Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so beautiful.
But yet so sad that in my city advertisers took your picture, kinda twisted it and published it =/// I immediatly recognize your pic though.
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Do you have a link or any more information on the advertisers? I usually forward stuff like that on to my boss to see if anything can be done about it. I appreciate the heads up in any case! :)
CaptainBerry Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately the ads have been removed (because it was for a special event like "Culture event" and stuff) But I will look for it ! =)
esmsgirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
incredible work, i especially like the look in her eyes as she works her puppets!
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September 9, 2011
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