Dia De Los Muertos Masks

A place to focus my recent obsession with the masks of Dia De Los Muertos. Male, Female, Catrinas, Catrins, Sugar Masks, history and modern interpretations, masks in flat art and sculpture, tattoos and fashion.
diadelosmuertosmask:

basically the perfect expression
this is truly the classic Catrina, and i love it.

diadelosmuertosmask:

basically the perfect expression

this is truly the classic Catrina, and i love it.

diadelosmuertosmask:

technically this is henna, but it’s also technically beautiful.
it looks kind of inspired by Mayan art with the varying thickness in the line weights and the sort of cube-y shapes
i dig it - this should totally get perma-inked.

diadelosmuertosmask:

technically this is henna, but it’s also technically beautiful.

it looks kind of inspired by Mayan art with the varying thickness in the line weights and the sort of cube-y shapes

i dig it - this should totally get perma-inked.

diadelosmuertosmask:

such light colors in this Catrina and yet still the far away look seeking the truth only the dead know…
The veil makes me think of a wedding and makes this even more emotional still.

diadelosmuertosmask:

such light colors in this Catrina and yet still the far away look seeking the truth only the dead know…

The veil makes me think of a wedding and makes this even more emotional still.

diadelosmuertosmask:

i’m in love with the color on this one!
the shading gradations are soooooo smooth and consistent.

diadelosmuertosmask:

i’m in love with the color on this one!

the shading gradations are soooooo smooth and consistent.

diadelosmuertosmask:

solo los muertos saben la verdad

only the dead know the truth

this is pure awesomeness incarnate and it’s cool to see the progression of the tat with the additional shading and scrolling

diadelosmuertosmask:

makes me think of Louisiana for some reason.
the detail in this one is awesome! i love the tiny white dots in the scalloping around the eyes and how closely the makeup color matches the hair.
credit and much thanks for an amazing image to prez bankiewicz

diadelosmuertosmask:

makes me think of Louisiana for some reason.

the detail in this one is awesome! i love the tiny white dots in the scalloping around the eyes and how closely the makeup color matches the hair.

credit and much thanks for an amazing image to prez bankiewicz

diadelosmuertosmask:

something about this one i can’t put my finger on…
i’ve been looking at her for days trying to decide if i should post her or not, and i’m finally doing it. in most of the images i post, the eyes speak to me in a clear way; they’re vibrant, or longing, or forlorn, or sad, or piercing, or somethingorother - these are just flat dead, and it kind of spooks me.
honestly a very realistic representation of Catrina
if you know the original source, please let me know

diadelosmuertosmask:

something about this one i can’t put my finger on…

i’ve been looking at her for days trying to decide if i should post her or not, and i’m finally doing it. in most of the images i post, the eyes speak to me in a clear way; they’re vibrant, or longing, or forlorn, or sad, or piercing, or somethingorother - these are just flat dead, and it kind of spooks me.

honestly a very realistic representation of Catrina

if you know the original source, please let me know

diadelosmuertosmask:

I think this is on two different people, and that is awesome.
they match, and yet each is unique. I really like the single line style of these!

diadelosmuertosmask:

I think this is on two different people, and that is awesome.

they match, and yet each is unique. I really like the single line style of these!

diadelosmuertosmask:

those eyes are sooooo creepy!
this one sort of reminds me of Salvador Dali - the quality of the curves in the lines…

diadelosmuertosmask:

those eyes are sooooo creepy!

this one sort of reminds me of Salvador Dali - the quality of the curves in the lines…

diadelosmuertosmask:

something innocent about this one
she sees into my soul and wonders why it looks the way it does
and those eyelashes are just - damn

diadelosmuertosmask:

something innocent about this one

she sees into my soul and wonders why it looks the way it does

and those eyelashes are just - damn

diadelosmuertosmask:

i get a hitch in my throat and have to choke back a tear for some reason
this one is extremely open, if that makes any sense. she seems saddened by the truth only the dead know. i want to comfort her, but don’t think it’s possible

diadelosmuertosmask:

i get a hitch in my throat and have to choke back a tear for some reason

this one is extremely open, if that makes any sense. she seems saddened by the truth only the dead know. i want to comfort her, but don’t think it’s possible