These interestingly morbid skull paintings are by Mike Egan. Mike is a Pitsburgh-based artist and I found him through the latest Street Anatomy and Skull-a-Day Skull Appreciation Day show. There is definite reference to religion and death in his works, so not big talking points or anything, and his pastel-colours add to the sombre feel of his work. Visit Mike’s blog here and go check out his work in Chicago at the Skull Appreciation Day exhibition.
We were sent these Bunny Reaper Skull Illustrations by a friend and a follower of ours on Facebook, and promised I would add these to our blog at once. The illustrations are by San Francisco-based artist Norio Fujikawa. This Bunny Reaper is a new character which Norio has been developing and you can see more Bunny Reapers here on Behance.
Media Militia have created this amazing downloable file of human skulls for you to use as reference for illustration and other creative projects. It can be used for personal and commercial purposes too. Heck, how amazing is that?
The file contains 54 human skulls, from fetal skulls through to decrepit skulls, and all skulls are photographed in a number of positions on a black background. Have I mentioned it’s free???
It’s so simple and yet so bloody skull-marvellous. This pencil skull collage was found on Pinterest - I searched for about 30 minutes for the artists but a man’s gotta eat! Which means I needed to cook some grub. Feel free to share the artist with us, you know we aim to please your skull satisfactions.
Quick Intro Clip of some London Street Art by Nychos
I walk past these most days and now that I’ve watched the video’s I can’t believe what an amazing talent this man is.
NYCHOS is incredible and his work can be seen in most major cities – just watching his video’s now and the man is a graffiti machine, I still don’t know how he does it. Through Rabbit Eye Movement he has been mentioned on most high-profile art blogs and websites and is definitely one of the most well-known street artists of our generation.
Nychos’ work focussing heavily on dissection, anatomy, skeletons and skulls. His style is instantly recognisable and even if you don’t know the ‘art scene,’ once you’ve seen his work you will know straight away when you’ve seen it again. He is able to create art on a variety of mediums including A3 prints to huge fantastic murals which are cartoon-like in their execution but the level of detail he gets out of a tin of spray paint is mind-boggling.
Even though the main focus of his art is not skulls, what kind of Appreciation Society would we be if we didn’t mention him and give you the chance to see his creations and some great little vids too which show you some process shots.
Some Cool Nychos Videos
Splatterface Graffiti Video
Monday mornings are great when you get to feast your eyes on these amazing 3D digital skull illustrations by Antonio Tudisco. Antonio is a German artist and graphic designer and creates a variety of 3d illustrations. His work is a vibrant kaleidoscope of 3D magic and has done graphic art for a number of big-name brands including Nike, Vans, Nestle, Coca Cola, Reebok and MTV. If you are this good at digital then you don’t have much else to worry about.
These 3D digital skull illustrations are bad-ass. Say no more.
Fancy splashing some cash over the weekend? Then why not swing by Christie’s and purchase yourself on of these 19th Century Chitipati Skull Figures for a ‘Price Realized’ $47,500. Ok, I’m not sure what that actually means but the website does state that this is the “hammer price plus buyer’s premium” but then there is also some ‘Estimate’ amount of $4,000 – $6,000. Confused.
That aside these Chitipati Skull Figures are silver plated bronze figures created in Tibet. They also “represent two Buddhist ascetics who were so deeply absorbed in meditation that they were unaware of their own death, and changed into wrathful death spirits with vows of eternal vengeance.”
This cool skull poster is from a series of posters from The Last Drive’s tour in 2011.
Skull-A-Day and Street Anatomy have joined forces to bring together the greatest collection of skull art, to celebrate the 3rd Annual Skull Appreciation Day! The resulting exhibition of skull inspired art works co-curated by Noah Scalin and Vanessa Ruiz will be on view at the International Museum of Surgical Science, in Chicago May 31 – August 25, 2013.
FACE OFF: Skull-A-Day VS Street Anatomy
May 31 – August 25, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, May 31 5–9 PM
International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL
In addition to showing their existing work, each artist has been asked to complete a frontal view of a skull in their own style using a template we provided. These skulls will then be split apart (digitally) and combined with other artist’s skulls to create a dynamic and unique collection of skull art prints. Each skull will be comprised of the work of two different artists, one from Skull-A-Day and one from Street Anatomy. At the end of the exhibition the respective skull halves will be brought together allowing them to see each artist’s complete skull piece. To kick it off, Vanessa and Noah have created their own original mash-up for the show poster!
The show opens with a reception at the museum on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 5-9pm.
Don’t forget about the Skull Mail Art portion of our show! It’s a chance to get your skull in our exhibition!
Steven Quinn, a Belfast-based artist, is a motion graphics designer who also likes to dabble in the world of photography, design and making collages. These skull collages are a small part of his series which I recently found on Juxtapoz.
The skull collages below appear to be untitled but as always, if I have gotten something wrong then flag that shit up