Rachel Martin of Baldock, Herts, UK submitted this piece. She explains, "It is a portrait of my elder sister, a London Rollergirl named 'Spooky Von Strange' drawn in a Mexican Sugar Skull style. I used pencil, tissue paper, paper rose petals, vintage doilies, transfers and bits of old jewelry. I am really happy with the finished piece and gave the original to my sister for her birthday."
I like these sort of morbid portraits of the living. They remind me of mortuary photos, but are more artistic. The use of layers in this piece is a nice variation that make the piece more personalized. It's a beautiful piece. Rachel's sister is a lucky gal.