Thursday, November 8, 2012


For 3 weeks in October, we worked on a project that was perfect for the up coming holidays of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. You often see people wear skeleton t-shirts this time of year, but we decided to make our own! First though, you really have to study the human skeleton to know how all those bones fit together. We had a life size model of a skeleton to draw preliminary sketches from...
 After we felt confident about our sketches we drew them onto our black t-shirts with washable chalk, and then painted skeletons onto our tees. They came out looking pretty cool and were done just in time for the spooky holiday! On the last day of our 3 class period project, Hunter Dowell a senior MSSU Theater major, came to tell us about creative careers in theater. We got to see and hear about his influences and inspirations for costume design...
Hunter then did a demo on stage makeup and showed us how to make our faces to look like Dia de los Muertos skulls. We then did a photo shoot of us in our t-shirts.

Thanks so much for the awesome lecture Hunter!

Last of all, we had some extra time so we did a couple exquisite corpse drawings. This is a fun collaborative drawing activity where you fold a piece of paper in half, one person draws something from the waist up, the other person draws something from the waist down. No peaking or it ruins the surprise! You get some pretty crazy results.

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