Here are three Day of the Dead coloring pages for you to print! I have been told that adult coloring books are the new rage. Everyone seems to be coloring these days, either on paper or on a coloring app on their phone. I guess, because I draw for a living, I kind of ignored the trend. But then I published a series of black & white vintage doll sketches. Lots of my friends and fans on Facebook told me the drawings would make a great adult coloring book. Then another friend called me up and spent a good ten minutes trying to convince me to put my art together into a book. Well, I’m not quite there yet, but I have put together a printable PDF of my newest drawings. These are a collection of “Day of the Dead” fantasy makeup and hairstyle sketches. I hope you like them! You can download and print them out to color yourself by clicking here. They are appropriate for children as well as adults. I hope you enjoy them.
My drawings are inspired by the ancient Mexican festival called Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos. This is a day where family and friends come together to remember those who have passed away. This colorful holiday is celebrated in many ways, but the common traditions are going to the graves of deceased loved ones, setting up altars with treats, sharing memories and, “sugar skull” face-painting. If you would like to learn more about the makeup this wonderful holiday check out this in-depth article: The Meaning of Dia de los Muertos Face Painting.
I’ve created a line of totes, T-shirts and other fun things using these illustrations. You can see them on my Zazzle “Dia de los Muertos” store.
This isn’t the first time I tried my hand at Day of the Dead illustrations. Last year I dreamed up a Day of the Dead fashion doll design.
Let me know in the comments if you tried printing them out and how you liked coloring them.