Monday, November 19, 2007

169. Found Skull #4: Apartment Grayskull


My friend Russ reminded me a while back about this apartment building in town that has a strikingly skull-like exterior which he liks to call "Castle Grayskull". Below my interpretation in ink which I digitally colored...

13 comments:

b13 said...

Another one that I'd put in my top 5. I wonder how it would look if you animated this one.

Debra Kay said...

Perhaps that was the inspiration for the cartoon "Monster House".

Tourist C said...

I love how the screen in the picture looks like eyes. What is the history on the architecture? 20th century mid/late? What is the area like? what does this building look at?

Kim said...

Oh, I hope they have a beanbag that looks like a brain...

Another Limited Rebellion said...

The houses in the area were built mostly in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It's in the middle of town on a college campus and that face looks onto a small parking lot.

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Amblus said...

Okay, that's pretty freaking fantastic.

Tatman said...

How cool! It makes me want to incorporate this design into my house I'm going to build.....someday.

beefdip said...

what program did you create the digital version of this image ? it looks awesome .

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Thanks Beefdip! I scanned my pen drawn illustration into Photoshop and converted it into a bitmapped TIFF (which allows it to have a clear background). I then placed into Illustrator and on a separate layer behind it I drew in the shadows and background colors as solid shapes.

Miz K said...

One of my favorites so far - keep up the great work!

amy said...

this is amazing ilove ur work

Spencer said...

Dude! I lived in that building! First floor, Apt. 1.