Dark Celebrations


This is a digital book in .pdf form. This book explores the drawing with concepts and motifs found in the study of the darker holidays. It will also help you learn to draw sugar skulls.


This book is finally available for download in .pdf format. You can print it and color in it and share it with people but, please don’t resell it.


Dark Celebrations will help you create zentangle or stream of consciousness style drawings while exploring the symbolism and imagery of Goth culture, Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and Samhain. The exercises, patterns, descriptions and examples in this book will help you gain a deeper understanding of the dark side. This book clearly defines the differences between Halloween, Samhain and the Day of the Dead. It also describes Goth Culture and its romance with the macabre. Dark Celebration dives deep into the meaning behind the symbols associated with these themes. Some of the therapeutic exercises in this book offer opportunities for self-introspection. Other exercises will help you gain insight into these holidays through drawing. This book also contains a brief section on how to draw sugar skulls with Mr. Potato Head style eyes, noses and mouths to get you started. Dark Celebrations will help you gain confidence in your freehand drawing skills by providing easy to draw patterns and symbols. The book is filled with simplified motifs that anyone can incorporate into their own drawings, journals, cards and holiday decorations.


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