When I moved to Toronto, I had the vague plan to draw a postcard every week to send to my mom and sisters back home. I’ve lived here a year, and so far I think I’ve sent three. This is a drawing of a sugar skull or Calavera. In Mexico, they’re used as part of the Catholic celebration of the Day of the Dead. They’ve kind-of become a popular decorative design, and I’ve been seeing them pop up on things like purses and t-shirts.
I’m not necessarily the best at drawing – you can see a lot of pencil lines, and the inked lines are a bit inconsistent. I’m fairly happy with it anyway; it was a lot of fun to draw.