I watched Apocalypto about a week ago and I was blown away by the alienness of the Mayan culture. How did Mel Gibson put together something so beautiful (he didn't, the costume designer did). Anyway I really wanted to put some sketches together for tablet practice and I finally found time to finish. The designer said they made all the color dyes out of natural plants found in Mexico. And she faked all the jade, which was a status symbol. These girls in the movie are the laughing debutantes of that gristly culture. Amazing. I think the coolest part are the jade-teeth and the 'scarification' which I had never heard of before. Colour me Aztec.
PS - this commercial was too cool to pass up