Artwork: Momento Mori, Gothic Skeleton & Horse Art

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Momento Mori, Gothic Skeleton & Horse Art, by Sherrie Thai of Shaireproductions.com

“Momento Mori” is Latin for “Remember Death”, which speaks of the transient nature of objects and one’s mortality. I wanted to create a world which celebrates positivity and beauty in all forms, where memories of love exists beyond the confines of time. The original artwork was created with ink, graphite, some of my own photography, and a touch of digital coloring. PRINT AVAILABLE HERE

Momento Mori, Concept Art Sketch

Here are some concept sketches for “Momento Mori”. I wanted to infuse some steampunk elements, but after the rough sketch, decided to add some roses to soften up the image. I’m pretty pleased with how this piece came out as it exhibits an emotional narrative.

Artwork: Tribal Turtle Wooden Box

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Tribal Turtle Wooden Box Art Photo by Sherrie Thai of ShaireProductions.com

Tribal Turtle Wooden Box Art Photo by Sherrie Thai of ShaireProductions.com

I had so much fun painting this wooden box. As a base, I transferred my digital design onto the surface, did some ink retouching, then drew some golden leaves freehand to complete the space. A few layers of gold and bronze paint were added to the edges, while blue painters tape was used while the black border was formed. As a finishing touch, a few layers of spray sealant was applied. This tribal turtle wooden box was donated to the HACNS Community School Art Fundraiser last week, where it’ll go to a good home 🙂