This is a charcoal drawing and acrylic painting of a skull attached to a skeletal corpse. The artwork was initially sketched in 1998 with black charcoal. Then black, white, and brown acrylic paint was energetically brushed onto the canvas board with a palette knife. The dark colors reflect the morbidity of the subject, and the way the paint colors are pushed, pulled, mixed, scraped, and twisted around the canvas add a tension and unexpected life to the art. The composition of the skull on the skeleton, with eyes slightly above the horizontal midpoint, help suggest that the subject was posing for a portrait.

A variety of stylistic approaches have been applied to other skull drawings, such as this Skull Drawing Still Life, and this Painting of a Skull.

Drawing and Painting of a Skull on a Skeleton Corpse

Drawing and Painting of a Skull

4 thoughts on “Drawing and Painting of a Skull

  • October 6, 2008 at 11:26 am

    its as if u can look n2 it eyes.totaly deep.
    i luv this panting/drawing.keep it up,any1 who don’t like it don’t understand.

  • October 6, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks julite! 😉

  • January 9, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I like this 1 also

  • January 13, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Thanks, Desirable504! 😉

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