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.
This Little Shop of Horrors Skeleton, titled Audrii muscipula, is by Tim Price from Forgotten Boneyard. The skeleton is made up of Mink vertebrae, box turtle shells, skunk skull, coyote teeth, and raccoon mandibles.
I actually remember the Little Shop of Horrors as being my favourite musical when I was growing up, but more in my teens as I was petrified of the monster flower when I was younger than that. But sssh, don’t tell anyone as I need to keep my manly image intact or did that get destroyed when I mentioned I like musicals?
A work colleague of mine was super excited to find this decorative day of the dead skull cookie online. He sent it to me immediately and shouted at me from across the office to make sure I had seen it. Maybe he wanted a high-five or something for finding it.
I have to admit though that this gingerbread skull biscuit looks great! The baker of this day of the dead treat is Cupookie and you can visit her blog here to see what other creations she has to feast on.
This eery skull figure floating serenely in dark waters is a digital illustration created by Bao Pham. This was him actually learning how to use Painter so we are sure to be blown away even more when he masters it. Boa Pham is a Vietnamese artist based out of USA and you can check out his CG Society portfolio here and some of his Deviations here.
I have found Bone Clones website to be the most comprehensive source of reference for all things skull and bone. They have an assorted collection of human skulls and a cracking range of animal skulls. They are all replicas and can be purchased though expect some to be quite expensive. I say this not truly knowing what goes into the process of creating a replica. I will one day buy a skull!