Several years ago, I got a wild hair in July, that I was going to create my own Dia de Los Muertos sugar skulls. I wanted it to be something different than anything I had seen on either side of the border.
Well Elroy and his brother Elrod ((who went to go live with a relative) are the result of my putzing around with a skull, some markers and a very limited true knowledge of a sugar skull. I also created some skellys that are not Latin at all in their perspective but they still fall within the realm of skull art.
I did make some "real" sugar skulls but .....not one of them has put their party makeup on yet. We will do that at the dumb dinner on Nov. 1. So here is someone else's picture of a genuine sugar skull.
So as you listen to Selma Hayak sing a song "La Bruja" (the witch) from the movie soundtrack Frida, I'll give you a photography walk thru my favorite skellys.