David Kraig joined us for the successful and hugely popular skull art exhibition, Celebrabis Vitae, which was hosted by Mr Four Fingers and The Skull Society. He created this beautiful dripping skull on canvas. It’s a great piece for any skull collector.
Skull Candles of London produce these life-size skull candles and sell them from their Camden Market stalls (and online of course!). They are London’s only supplier of handmade, life-size anatomically correct scented skull candles.
The candles burn for up to eight hours and as the candle burns through, the skull glows from the inside, creating an ambient atmosphere with a long-lasting scent. Once burned through, the inner candle can then be replaced, so you can use your candle over and over again. RESULT!
Their skull candles come in a range of colours and in various combinations, from black and red, to purple and pink, and have many scents including: Lemon, mixed berries, liquorice and vanilla.
Long descriptions aside, these candles make for an affordable, unique gift idea and are a definite talking point of any household.
We have posted about the amazing Skullis before, but these few crystal skulls were not in that post so yeah, we are sharing again. The first image in particular has done the internet rounds while back back but maybe some of these others are new to you.
“Geodes are geological secondary structures which occur in certain sedimentary and volcanic rocks. They are themselves of sedimentary origin formed by chemical precipitation. Geodes are essentially hollow, loosely spheroid to oblate masses of mineral matter that may have formed from either of two different processes”
If you have ever watched the film Predator 2, about “one ugly motherfucker“, then you may have spied a certain alien skull in the trophy room at the end of the film. The skull I’m referring to belongs to a Xenomorph, the alien from the series ‘Alien’. Nice little easter egg and a small hint to future cross-over movies.
What is strange is the spine in the head? Oh and the metal teeth.
Not sure who this was created by as I can’t see any info, so drop a comment below if you know.
Really liking these tribal resin skulls from the talented Monte Ward based on the tribes of the Dayak, Asmat, Ifugao & Naga.
Ward creates these buy using “first genertation resin casting of a real human skull”, which he then carves into, weathers and paints. The outcome is superb and as true to life as any original I have seen.
If you like gruesome masks and busts then be sure to check out the rest of his portfolio on Deviant Art where to you can find him under the alias of Dreggs88 or visit hs Monster Masks blog
Monica Lee A.K.A. Zephyr Xavier is a Malaysian born artist with a treasure trove of lovely and hyper real pencil drawings (her portraits in particular). These realistic drawings on Deviant Art are interspersed with amazingly rendered skulls. These superb pieces would definitely make for some amazing tattoos.
In our endeavors to bring you skulls in all shapes and forms I stumbled across the works of Wes Lang. As you can tell some if his work has a distinctive vintage tattoo-eque aesthetic and yes you guessed it, many skulls. Wes also has a fascination for American culture shown by his common inclusion of cowboys and Indians. With the a small amount of soft porn.
I recommend that you watch this Vimeo video featuring Wes for a peak into his mind. The video shows Lang’s in his temporary studio in the Aarhus Museum of Art. From this place he worked on his creations and shared his influences from drawings to childhood memorabilia.
If you are a fan of immensely detailed drawings, most created with ultra fine pens, then be sure to check out the madness and mayhem of Marald Art. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Marald Art via an apparel brand I follow called Twin Serpents and have thus spent the last 20 minutes ogling his archives.
Marald has been operating as ‘band artist’ since 1989 and only creates these intensely detailed imaginings for friends and bands he likes.
I got myself another tattoo this weekend and I had to share my skull mandala tattoo with you ya’ll. The design of the tattoo was inspired by a picture Mr Four Fingers drew for me for my birthday and I replaced the circle bit with a mandala – the reason for this is because Kanin the Tattooist specialises in mandala’s and dotwork so it was a perfect match.
If you live in Spain then check this guy out! He’s a top dude and super talented.
This creepy fella is the third in our (Mr Four Finegrs) Skull Study series (we will share number 2 when we have some pics). It was created with fineliner pens and acrylic paint and was created in conjunction with our recent skull show, Celebrabis Vitae.
This original pen illustration, measuring 50x70cm and will soon be added to our online stores on both Skull Society and Mr Four Fingers (our ‘artist’ err illustrator/picture maker alias).
Live Life Give Life is a charity about raising awareness of organ donation through campaigns, events and activities.
They recently contacted us about creating a skull illustration for their new campaign ‘The Day of the Living’. The brief involved creating an illustration with a sugar skull vibe and a smattering of organs. Yes, it was an interesting conversation and one that definitely sparked our interest.
I’m not entirely sure what the term ‘Death by Dodkin’ means (surname?) but what I am sure of is the superb array of amazing mosaic skulls in the Dodkin gallery.
These mosaic skulls were created by Jaclyn, originally from Melbourne Australia, who showed an early childhood fascination for mosaics. Many years later she purchased a longhorn skull and covered it with glass tiles and so the obsession began!
Jaclyn works mainly with Roe Deer skulls now and a whole stash of Swarovski crystals.
I have to admit, everyday I would trawl Instagram to see who had posted pics from the event using the hashtag – #CelebrabisVitae, and I was never disappointed! Here are some of those snaps. Thanks to everyone for sharing the skull love on Instagram and for coming to our exhibition!! & remember to follow the Skull Society here! Excuse the quality of the pictures, they are screenshots from my phone
ARTISTS INCLUDe; MR FOUR FINGERS, SKULL-A-DAY, DAN HILLIER, BEN ALLEN, LAUREN BAKER, IAIN MACARTHUR, KATE KNIGHT, VIRGINIA THE WOLF, PAUL ALEXANDER THORNTON, EMILY EVANS ILLUSTRATION, PAUL JACKSON LIVES, OTTO D’AMBRA, GAKS DESIGNS, DR. BREZAK, ALFONSO ELOLA, VALERIYA CHAVDAROVA, 1STOP, SNEAKY STUDIOS, MR GRESTY, MARCO BEVILACQUA, BEN RIX, MORTE PHOTOGRAPHY, SEA ON GLASS, MONK STEVENS, AMY NAPPER, MAREK BRZEZINSKI, GAKS DESIGNS, DR. BREZAK, ALFONSO ELOLA, STUDIO CHEHA, MAGNUS SNICKARS, SUSI WHITTAKER, HANNAH ADAMASZEK, PAUL JACKSON LIVES, OTTO D’AMBRA, JEN MUIR, LAUREN MCIVOR, AON BLACK, NORMAL ILLUSTRATION, TOMMY, ALE GONZALEZ, BONEFACE, IN HER GLORY, CULIETTA, PUNCTURED ARTEFACT, HAKU ILLUSTRATION (JACK ROSE), BLACKOUT STUDIO, LE MARKE, KEITH BROOKS, DAVID KRAIG & VJ VON ART
We finally have the proof that our opening night for Celebrabis Vitae did in fact happen! Big thanks to Damian Flack, our talented photographer, who spent the whole night capturing the event. And a big thanks to all the artists involved – your work looked fabulous and without it the exhibition would not have been possible.
Special mentions are also due and this would be a good time to do that so I wanted to say thanks to the following people:
Live Life Give Life – the organ donor awareness charity for all the artwork, help on the night, including the amazing face painting, and for telling people about the exhibition! Please visit their website and sign up!
Sharona – for all the behind the scenes work
In Her Glory – for the beautiful shrine and the other skull-related activities that you have helped with