Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca

Happy Halloween from Oaxaca! I’m here for a few days, sketching the Dia de Los Muertos festivities! Its my first time in Mexico, so you can imagine what it’s like for me to be sketching here during this holiday. Full-on sensory overload! I thought I’d post a few from today, photographed on location in the Zocalo where I sketched a fantastic brass band, all wearing bright red pants and shiny black shoes. After a break that included trying a cup of the famous chocolate con leche, I sketched the balloon vendors. This holiday lasts three days so more to come tomorrow.

9 Comments on “Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca”

  1. Kirk says:

    Enjoy Mexico! My wife and I always liked visiting Mazatlan, Mexico!


  2. Carol Bershad says:

    Thanks, Shari. I love following your adventures and continue to be inspired by your sketches. Carol


  3. Donna says:

    OLE’ !!! Enjoy all the excitement.


  4. So funny that we’re both in Mexico, and at this time of year!
    What mediums are you using in the these? I better get my set-up organized for standing and sketching during the festivities here.


  5. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening dear Shari,

    Both the images are very beautiful, but the first one is top.



  6. I hope you have a great time. Your people sketches are fabulous. The color is so fresh!


  7. joantav says:

    Everything there looks so lively and colorful!!! Love these…thanks for sharing.


  8. Gina says:

    Looks like you might be using watercolor pencils…love the musicians!


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