More Carnival

feb5_fasnacht I thought you might like these illustrations of carnival, although it is a little different from what I post usually.

In the Southwest of Germany and parts of Switzerland, there is a tradition of carnival processions where most villages show up with their own carnival costumes with wooden masks of weird creatures, witches - or even cows.  They sometimes have a longer tradition, but some costumes are of newer origin.

feb6_fasnachtKids love the carnevals processions also (and so did I) because even the dangerous looking creatures are so kind to throw sweets to the kids when passing by.

Today, I am attracted by those beautiful wood carved masks and dresses.

I have been drawing these two from very quick sketches (its a procession - they pass by quickly) and fotos.