London born Joe Murtagh started drawing at a very young age. Inspired by Looney Tune cartoons, Joe used to watch them with his Dad then draw the characters to impress him. Delighted with his family’s response he continued to draw everything he saw, including family members, comics, album covers, television stars, movie stars, pop stars……from then on Joe(…)
Whether you make one origami skull or a whole family of origami skulls you’ll enjoy the options for dressing them up to celebrate either the Day of the Dead or Halloween. All you need is a square piece of paper and your hands. The origami skull can be made with white office paper (8.5(…)
Besides being one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, Iron Maiden are perhaps best known for their iconic artwork featuring skeleton-like mascot Eddie (aka Eddie the Head). Formed in 1975, the band has released some 37 albums since then, all of which have had impressive cover art featuring Eddie in one guise(…)
Artist Lauren Jefferson recently did this series of photographs inspired by Ben Heine’s “Pencil vs. Camera” series, but using the skull as a theme. I’m not sure if this is her in the photographs, but whoever the model is, she is completely adorable!
Artist Tobias Wüstefeld created these sculptures of Super Mario levels on top of animal skulls for the 8 Bit Art Show. These are another great example of a recent trend in which skulls are being used as a sort of topographic landscape to hold other objects. See, for example, the work of Jeremy Fisher and Frodo Mikkelsen.(…)
These felt skulls are hand-made by Gianfranco Setzu. In Italy in the 16th century, during the Renaissance, it was in fashion to be portrayed with a skull in the picture, or hang on walls still-life paintings that had a skull placed among the fruits. They were VANITAS i.e. representations of the transience of life; developing this(…)