skull experiments

still inspired by the wide array of art styles my wife and i saw during our miami trip in december, i wanted to take a few stabs at some different decoration styles. i used the skull that i sketched on that trip (see "vacation sketchin'" post below) as a base and focused more on trying new techniques rather than producing polished final pieces.

With the first skull, i layered a basecoat of teal, a midcoat of dark brown and a topcoat of white. Then i sanded down through the colors for a weathered look.

On the second, i appliedd a basecoat of bright yellow, masked off 3 varying-size X eyes and toothbrush-spritzed with greens and teals.

For the final skull, i painted the flat planes of the skull orange and the
sides a mid-gray. Then i covered the front with hand-painted
letterforms and punctuation.

I'll post more pictures of each experiment in the gallery as i take them.

nine point space fox + traveling partner

happy new year 2008!

i used my day off (the last holiday vacation time until memorial day...ugh)
to finish up the space fox i've been working on. i like the way the bird in his antlers turned out. i plan on making a few simlilar, slightly larger birds in
the near future.

scope out more pics of the fox and his little buddy in the gallery to the left.