Italian freelance illustrator Marta (or Mao) Longhini (aka AkiMao) delights “in using random colors” and sees her results as pure luck. I believe that if you consistently see great results, then luck has nothing to do with it. Her go-to tools-of-the-trade include acrylics, watercolors, oils on plywood, canvas or paper, UV color and polymer clay.

On AkiMao’s Society6 & RedBubble stores you’ll discover fan art inspired by Mad Max (previously seen on IndieMinded), Teen Wolf (TV series) and Hannibal. You’ll also unearth artsy Day Of The Dead “Sugar Skull” (or Calaveras de Azúcar) pieces which are the focus of today’s spotlight.

The term Calavera is most often applied to decorative or edible skulls with the most widely known calaveras created with cane sugar and decorated with items such as foil, icing, beads, and feathers – AkiMao’s aren’t edible, but they are wearable! Available on t-shirts (and other apparel) plus decorative kinds of merchandise including iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves, Art Prints, Throw Pillows and Duvet Covers.

Looking to adorn yourself, your home or devices in the spirit of Día de Muertos? Watercolor Sugar Skull Merchandise by AkiMao enables you to do so every day of the year.

1. MalaSuerte – Calaveras de Azúcar #1


Available on All Over Print Shirts ($34.00), Throw Pillows (16″ x 16″ – $21.49), iPhone Cases & Skins (eg, $27.08 for iPhone 6 Snap Case), Framed Art Prints (starting at $30.00), and more!

2. Sugar Skull – Calaveras de Azúcar #2

calavera de azúcar Merchandise

Available on Wall Tapestries (starting at $39.00 for size small), iPhone Cases (eg, $35.00 for iPhone 6 Slim Case), Adult T-Shirts ($22.00 crew neck; also available on All Over Print Shirts), Laptop Sleeves ($35.00), and more!

3. Sugar Skull – Calaveras de Azúcar #3

Sugar Skull – Calaveras de Azúcar Merchandise

Available on Duvet Covers (starting at $89.00 for size 79″ x 79″), iPad Cases & Skins (eg, $21.67 for iPad Mini Skin), Drawstring Bags ($30.00), Adult Pullover Hoodies ($42.00), and more!

4. Sugar Skull – Calaveras de Azúcar #4

Sugar Skull – Calaveras de Azúcar Merchandise

Available on Tote Bags (starting at $18.00 for size 13″ x 13″), Studio Pouches (starting at $22.00 for size small), Adult T-Shirts ($22.00 crew neck; also available on other apparel), Mugs (starting at $15.00 for 11oz), and more!

Connect with AkiMao:
AkiMao on Society6 | AkiMao on RedBubble | @MaoABbestia | Facebook | akimao.deviantart.com

Disclosure: I may be compensated through the links in the post above, but the opinions are my own.

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