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: Forgotten Innocence, Skeleton Cherub Angels

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Forgotten Innocence, Skeleton Cherub Angels by Sherrie Thai of ShaireProductions.com

“Forgotten Innocence” is a mixed media illustration of delicate skeletal cherubs holding on to the beauty and dangerousness of nature. This was inspired by macabre Victorian creations, mythology and the stunning Renaissance paintings of Italian masters.

Artwork: Heart as a Lonely Cactus Rose

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Heart is a Lonely Cactus Rose

This fantasy anatomical heart is combined with a cactus rose plant, indicating the strength and vulnerability of love. This conceptual piece was originally created with pen/ink, textured papers and digital coloring. It’s available at my ETSY SHOP.

Artwork: Enduring Hope

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Enduring Hope

“Enduring Hope” is a skeletal homage to Mother Nature and is inspired by Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” and the upcoming Day of the Dead. In today’s pop culture, images of skeletons don’t hold the same horror and disdain as it has in the past and I wanted to explore that concept–where death is an integral part of life and there’s always beauty in the most mundane or misunderstood subjects. This piece was created with pen/ink and incorporates some of my photographic textures and backgrounds.