These skull tattoos by Matt Hunt have an almost digital aesthetic to them, with regards to composition and layering of elements. Objects often not side by side by side but rather they interweave and overlap. This in turn makes for some interesting results (in a good way).
Matt tattoos from his studio Modern Body Art based in Birmingham, England. If you fancy a great skull and you are in that neck of the woods then visit his website to get booked in.
A nice looking low poly skull, with a few colour variations from Chad Rutter. I reckon there are quite a few more poly’s than the norm or low poly’s. Oh wait, I just realised I have no idea what I’m talking about. Cool skulls!
Upon first visiting the website of Brenton Bostwick I’m greeted by a solitary figure sitting at a high work bench, surrounded by carpentry tools. There is order. It is normal. Skip to his sculptures and all of a sudden you are in the realm of nightmares.
I have included two of these sculptures, both of which have skulls (cat and beaver I believe), to show you what I mean. Alas these grotesque works are not the reason he is here on SAS. Brenton Bostwick is here for some fine looking skull paintings. You can tell there are strong similarities between his layered scultures and the layered texturing in his paintings.
I think, over time, these two forms of art will meet together to create something wholly new, more than it is now.The result will be slightly macabre and completely amazing. Just imagine a large 3D skull in the style of his current sculptures.
Lauren Baker, a multi-media London-based artist, is the first sculptor to join the illustrious list of artists who are taking part in the skull show we cannot, and will not, stop speaking about – Celebrabris Vitae.
I saw some of Lauren’s animal skull pieces in one of her solo shows and I can confess, she does things with swarovski crystals that would confuse and challenge your mind. I can’t wait to see what Lauren brings to the party, apart from her amazing self, and we are looking forward to working with her on this exciting project.
This piece features 2 eagles skulls, which have been beautifully decorated and the expertly photographed.
Our search for skulls, and the cream-of-the-crop talent, means we are reaching out to all corners of the globe. Alfonso Elola, a Spanish-born artist, is the next artist to accept our exclusive invitation and join the ranks of other skull artists at the upcoming skull showcase, Celebrabis Vitae.
We have blogged about these pieces before but they are too good not to share again. Word on the street is that Alfonso will be submitting something even more striking and just as hauntingly beautiful (no pressure dude! ha) so you have to come and feast your eyes on it. I don’t want anyone getting FOMO and missing out on what should be a brilliant opening night.
As with all the artists we are inviting and featuring at the show we have come across their skull skills through the SAS blog, and have shared the impactful skull creations with you. The Dr. will be submitting and original piece, never seen before, so stop ya salivating and come check it out. If I have to share another link here then I’ll start to think you’ve never seen a skull post before, and if that’s the case then get cracking and scroll through our amazing library of skulls.
I have a growing fascination for concept art whether its crisp hand drawn images or digital imaginings. One weaving thread that I like to see passing through these creations is art created in a painterly style. By that I mean you can see the brush stokes, things feel loose and fresh, like an idea coming to life.
Arash Radkia is one such concept artist working in the realm of digital media. Now with most artists there will be an innate ability to draw in real life as well as digitally. Sometimes the digital ‘look’ can be a crutch or overbearing in perfection. This can detract from the art. That is of course my own opinion.
Arash has maintained that amazing freshness with his concept art. His visions are full of lush textures, menacing shadows and imposing figures
A woman suffering from Camurati Engelmann’s disease recently had her cranium removed and replaced with a 3D printed version. This amazing surgery lasted 23 hours and was performed by a team of Dutch surgeons. This is not the first time 3D printed elements have been used in the skull though it is the first time the whole cranium has been replaced.
Camurati Engelmann is a rare disease that causes anomalies in the skeleton, a form of dysplasia. In this patients case her skull was 3 times the thickness of a normal skull. This caused the skull to press down on the brain causing severe headaches and sometime loss of sight.
There are a few things I never get bored of when it comes to the human skull and all the different ways to create them . One of those ways is skull tattoos. The fusion of amazing drawing ability and pain.
If you are looking for a colourful and downright skilled skull tattoo artist then you should check out the art and tattoo creations of Maximo Lutz. He is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
You will have noticed a trend with my last few posts, and that is because I’m spreading the wonderful news about all the amazing artists who have confirmed their spots for our upcoming art exhibition, called Celebrabis Vitae. The show is taking place at Box Studios from the 31st October to 6th November, in Shoreditch, London.
Emily Evans will be showing us some of her amazing skull work and you know we’re big fans when one of the first ever prints we bought was from her. Emily started her illustrative career as a medical illustrator and has broadened her skill set and style to a number of other mediums including wallpaper and crockery.
This gold printed calavera skull wa released on Street Anatomy’s store a few months ago and sold out pretty much instantly. It’s not hard to see why! Hopefully we’ll get something just as beautiful, but whatever it is, I’m sure it will blow our socks off.
Please join me in welcoming Ben to the fold and do yourselves a favour and come see his work in person on opening night, tickets here, or during the show which runs until the 6th November at Box Studios in Shoreditch, London
There is something quite alluring about an animal skull, even more so when it’s adorned with mosaic styled designs. This kind of adornment reminds of bygone era where humans were dressed in jewels and beautiful clothes, only to be buried in them. This time however there is no burying and we get to admire the beauty.
These two wonderful bejeweled animal skulls were created by Kate Sutcliffe Mosaics and are available to buy from her online Etsy store.