Work and Progress

October 21, 2013

Concepts for Day of the Dead Project 2013

Filed under: 2.The Studio Experience — Work and Progress @ 4:37 pm

I had the opportunity to work on a Poster for the Day of the Dead Celebration in Pasadena this Fall, in association with Blue Milagro and the City of Pasadena.  I was contacted in August and got started sketching right away.


Here are some concept drawings I proposed early on.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI really wanted to develop this for the poster. I was thinking of Fritz Lang and German expressionism. But it was too creepy for kids I think.
 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis a refined version of the skull that was chosen on the poster.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Calaca Song” is the concept I developed from several rough sketches and was intended to be the final image to be on poster but was later switched out. I really dig this image and it was inspired by songstress Lila Downs.
Quick rough.

Some still -life options.

Skull Sketches
Quick ruffs.

I  made about, seven different rough sugar skull designs one of which was chosen for the final poster.

Wrestler peel back

Here is a woodcut concept that again was too heavy for kids but nonetheless a good exhibition piece for me.

Blocks Inspired
These are drawings I do directly on the block. Images were inspired by this event.
The framed prints .

These will be on view @ Pasadena Playhouse Oct 25th 2013

Final poster design in Kiosk at Laemles Theatre in Pasdena Ca.
All images © by Sergio Teran 2013


  1. Congrats, Sergio!!

    Comment by dontchawannadream — October 21, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    • Thank you Cha!:)

      Comment by Work and Progress — October 21, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

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