Wednesday, July 11, 2007

38. Quoth the Skull...

Hand cut paper. I recently did a cut paper illustration for a friend and while the process is rather tedious the results are pretty satisfying. When the idea for today's image popped into my head I decided it was the right medium for it.

UPDATE: OK, you asked for it, here's a PDF version of this art for you to play with. As with everything on this site the image is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. and of course I expect a picture of whatever you do (especially if you get a tattoo!).

21 comments:

Scott M said...

Excellent subject matter and execution!

And it looks cool too!

Jill said...
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Jill said...

Awesome! Reminds me just how much I like Poe.

Monster-Maniac said...

Very nice! I love The Raven, so this is right up my alley!

Arthur C. Pym said...

Even Melville was inspired by Poe.

Chapter X
"Shall I ever forget the triple horror of that spectacle?"

*** I immediately thought of this when I saw today's entry-

http://www.plinko.net/nevermore.htm

Terry said...

wow. I make stuff out of everyday objects also, but to limit the subject to one thing? That's crazy talk. I think I'd go insane(er) if I did that for more than 2 weeks!

Good work!

Mica said...

That would make a nice tattoo..and i am overdue for my next one..hmmm

Mim said...

Oh, I was going to say it'd make a nice tattoo...mica beat me to it! I'm due for a new tattoo, too (tutu!) but I think not the skull but it'd be great on someone else.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, do one in flowers, one in pastry!

Ippagoggy said...

This is absolutely beautiful. This is something that I think would be worth framing and hanging on my wall!

Tatman said...

Damn, that looks killer! I hope the skull-a-day is here forevermore.

Tere @ My Precious Studio said...

How big is it?
And oh yeah...GIMME!
xo

Ethan said...

AWESOME.

acoustony said...

You should release a pdf stencil of that.

Love the site!

Anonymous said...

ha. seems alot of folks will be cruising around w/ this new tatoo! cause that was my first thought too - awesome tattoo design, iwant it, ineed it. -cbl

Matt Staggs said...

Very damn cool.

mady said...

gorgeous! This and the plastic bag are my most favoritests yet.

Mady

Nunna Yurbeezwax said...

This looks amazing! I love Poe as well...can't wait to get the shirt!

Nice work!

chimerastone said...

This will look good on a greeting card. I have downloaded the pdf but haven't checked the size. If the papercut is large I can always put it in a frame.

Mark Hill said...

That is simply beautiful. I am definitely appreciative of the work involved...

effingjro said...

That's great looking! I tried to do one myself tonight. I'm thinking of personalizing this a little bit more for a Halloween card.

As yo can see here, it turned out alright except for the letters:
http://effingjro.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/card-season/