Quote: “Complacency is a slow death…”

dia delos muertos

Last week, during the #omhg chat on twitter (Thursdays, 1-2pm est), Zoe mentioned the phrase “Complacency = slow death”. She didn’t have time to do a print so she asked if anyone wanted to make one.  I didn’t volunteer right away since I wasn’t sure what to do.

That evening, an idea started to form…  What I wanted to do was incorporate my doodles with the quote.  I’ve always been drawn to the Dia De Los Muertos skulls (I just love how colorful they are)!  So I decided combine the quote with a skull doodle.  After a few sketches (and staying up until 3 am), My idea started to take shape.

The picture below shows my usual creative process.  I do an initial sketch, then I bring the image into illustrator and draw my design (I use a wacom tablet).  After all the adjustments are done, I add the colors.

muerto process

It was so much fun to work on this project!  Feel free to join us on Thursdays (1pm est) on twitter for the awesome #omhg chats!

The print is available for you to download… Enjoy!

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10 responses to “Quote: “Complacency is a slow death…””

  1. Isa says:

    I love it Joy! It’s wonderful to see your creative process too. Is this how you do all your work? You Wacom skills are amazing!!

  2. Bridgett says:

    This is awesome!

  3. rtsanchez53 says:

    I love this ! Thank you, I’m going to print it and put the picture in a frame. Very original with the sayng on it !

  4. Tricia16 says:

    Wow – how cool to see your process. 

  5. Dani Cris Car says:

    It’s soo beautiful, and scare

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