Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mexican Dancer Matryoshka

Mexican Dancer Matryoshka

My newest Matryoshka illustration is inspired by the Mexican Ballet Folklorico, the Jalisico dress traditionally associated with Mariachi dancers, adorned with brightly colored ribbons. While doing research for my Mexican Matryoshka illustration I found three different regional dresses I was very inspired by and I plan on drawing the other two as well. The other two regions are the Yucatan and Juchitan (in Oaxaca). Often when researching a culture I find many different groups and styles of dress. It can be quite hard to choose which one to draw. I usually try to draw the one most often associated with a particular country, as is this Mexican Ballet Folklorica. But this time I thought why draw only one? So if ever I draw a Matryoshka and you are interested in a different region please just let me know. The more the merrier! :)

my Mexican Dancer Matryoshka rough sketch

12 comments:

Conny's Cottage said...

great
lovely design


greatings send you Conny

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Conny! :)

Lizette said...

So cute! I've been hoping you would do this one! I'm going to need to get one for my mom! :)

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Lizette! I look forward to filling your order. :D

Holly said...

I am mildly obsessed with Mexican culture. All the colors and traditions are so fascinating to me. This is one of my favorite Matryoshkas yet, and that's saying a lot because I'm one of your biggest fans!

Amy Perrotti said...

Wow, thank you Holly! You are so sweet. :)

Amelie Obscura said...

AHHHHHHHHHH! I am so happy right now! It looks beautiful! And it makes it even better that you chose this region since I was born in Jalisco myself! :)

Amy Perrotti said...

Yay! I'm happy too Amelie, so glad you like her! :)

Garnet Goldman said...

She is a perfect addition! She truly looks like a celebration!

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Garnet! Yep, that is what I attempt to do, celebrate the culture. :)

Elizabeth Gilmore said...

Your illustrations are absolutely amazing. Really beautiful designs; I was happy to 'discover' your blog.

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Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Elizabeth! Welcome. :)