"Santa Muerte", my piece for the Enchanted Visions Project's theme for October 2011, "Dia de los Muertos", has received the honor of a Daily Deviation. This is my second of the year, and the fourth in my 3 years on deviantART. I'm very psyched about this one because I do think that this one is my best piece to date, and it's relatively new in my gallery (so I'm still emotionally attached somewhat).
This theme demanded a little more reflection and research than most since I did not want to do a sugar skull, Catrina, or just a pretty face painted like a skull (I don't think a pretty-face portrait ever constitutes a fantasy art.). I'd say, judging from the response I have received so far for this piece, all that research and brainstorming that I did paid off. ^_^ I'm also glad that I didn't go with the predictable dark color scheme. It's nice to take a chance and experiment with approaches that are not taken often and be recognized for it.
The products with this image have already been available at my Zazzle shop, and I actually entered their Halloween Phone Case Design Contest. My iPhone case featuring "Santa Muerte" was showing up high on the contest page, and the product page itself was getting a lot of views. So maybe it's a good sign (although I don't even know when they're going to announce the results...).
I'm truly grateful for this recognition and the support from the dA community. ^_^