Today's outfit is inspired by black Madonnas, a devotional image of Mary and Jesus that depicts them both with dark skin. There are various reasons for that, and a lot of unknowns, too. It's a fascinating little corner of the art history world. I don't know much about the images, honestly. For my purposes, I find that many examples of black Madonnas were simply beautiful images that I found inspired for this project.
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Today's outfit is based loosely on Our Lady of Guidance in Manilla. The embroidery is very elaborate! I knew that I couldn't create a graphic that elaborate without my computer getting very, very grumpy. So I simplified it somewhat. If the flowers look familiar, they are a remix of folk flowers that I created in Illustrator. That's probably my absolute favorite thing about digital art: the ability to use, reuse, and remix assets for endless possibilities.
Feel free to let me know what you think. We're one quarter of the way through the months and there's plenty more to come!