Monday, December 24, 2007

204. 24 Karat Skull


Gold Leaf on Painted Wood (8 in x 8 in). It's hard to show what this really looks like since it is so reflective, so here it is with lighting from a different angle...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

i really really like this one alot....

Anonymous said...

You gonna do a carrot skull?

Tatman said...

As if painted by pirates, it says, "Beware, matey! There be a curse on this here treasure!"

Bravo....again!

Nix Sidhe said...

I've been lurking and since subscribed via bloglines. This is an amazing project and I just wanted to let you know how much I love reading/watching this blog.

skullhead said...

that is scaryly awesome where the hell do you live? i wanna see this in person its so cool

Debra Kay said...

Nice one.....

jacob said...

how did you do it

tim jenkins said...

chalk up another one i'd buy if you mass produced...

tim jenkins said...

side note - was this a stencil, or free-hand?

secretagentman said...

this one looks great! i really like what you're doing. since everyone is wearing skulls everywhere (e.g. pink baby-shirts with glitter skulls) the skull theme became a little annoying for many people. but not for me. i liked it long before this skull fashion thing and i will like it after it's gone. so please keep on skulling!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Thanks all!
Since folks asked about the process here it is: I freehand drew the image on paper and then transfered the basic outline with carbon paper onto the wood that I had already painted red (a specific color made for underpainting gold leaf). Then I brushed glue made for gold leaf onto the areas that I wanted it and let it dry. Finally I placed the leaf onto the glue and burnished it down, removing the excess as I went. I used an eraser to pull away leaf that was stuck down where I didn't want it and I went back and added leaf where it was needed.