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How to Draw a Skull: 50 How-to’s, Tutorials, Studies, Photo References, Videos, and Inspirational Skull Illustrations

Skull on Tattooport

Ah, the skull. Universal and visceral, fascinating and beautiful. Symbolic of those most basic themes: life and death. We find it in pop culture, occult ritual, on shoulders worldwide; most importantly, we find it in ourselves. No wonder we see it over and over in…

Self Portrait Sketch and More by Shawn Barber

Los Angeles, Self Portrait Sketch by Shawn Barber If you like tattoo art, you’ll love Shawn Barber.  As his website states: “Shawn Barber’s body of work focuses primarily on painting, portraiture and documenting contemporary tattoo culture.”  Barber’s many paintings focus on artists, specifically artists with…

November 17, 2008

“Brutality” and More by Jeremy Fish

“Brutality” by Jeremy Fish Known for his skulls and silly pink bunnies, Jeremy Fish is a skateboarder and enterprising illustrator living in San Francisco. His work is funny and odd: a surreal blend of tattoo and graffiti imagery.  Beside skateboards, t-shirts, hoodies, and ashtrays, Fish…

November 11, 2008

“February,” “Wrong,” and Others by Jason D’Aquino

“February” by Jason D’Aquino “Wrong” by Jason D’Aquino I gotta say that I love Jason D’Aquino’s drawings – it’s like the 50’s on a bad acid trip: vintage psycho.  Jason definitely has a vision of his own that remarkably show through in all of his…

November 8, 2008

“Nurse Hypo” and Others by Phillip Jackson

Nurse Hypo by Phillip Jackson Phillip Jackson, aka Jolly Jack, creator of the memorable “Sequential Art” and other online comic strips, has a great little sketchbook section to find a little inspiration.  His drawings are fresh, sexy, and humerous – not a bad combination. More…

November 7, 2008

Otis Sketch and Others from Chris Legaspi

Although his site seems to not have been updated recently (I could be wrong), you definitely need to check out the work of Chris Legaspi.  Rarely do you find someone so diverse in talents: from fine art to cartoon, this guy has all styles on…

July 8, 2008

“Mangled” and Others by Phillip Rauschkolb

Looking at the drawings Phillip Rauschkolb has posted on his sketch blog, it’s easy to see that he’s way into comics.  Currently working at an ad agency in Portland, Oregon, his true calling is the comics industry.  He’s working on his own comic book, and…

July 7, 2008

"Baduizm" and Others by Eric Constantino

I recently came across the fresh work of one Eric Constantino, a freelance artist currently enrolled in the San Francisco State University with a major in Design and Industry.  Not only does his site – Design by 31216 – feature his not-too-shabby talents, what I…

July 7, 2008

“Edward Sylvester Morse, pottery collector” and Others by Lauren Nassef

Lauren Nassef, a  Chicago artist, does a great job of conveying a lot of emotion in very simple, minimal drawings.  Sometimes – probably more often than not – simpler is better.  Case in point.

July 1, 2008

“Nelly” and Others by Bruno Leyval

Every once in a while you come across art that just really grips you.  This is the case for me when I saw the works of French artist Bruno Leyval.  His brutal inks are a study of human life that punch you in the face:…

July 1, 2008