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.


Blogger Stacy said...

dude-i love these. i want to buy one. - stacy

January 22, 2008 at 2:08 PM  

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