Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tiny Wood Skull

Angela Hein in New South Wales, Australia made this excellent little wood carving...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Junk Drawer Skull

Brandi Sims shared this excellent piece. She says, "My son Alex (11 years old) made it a few days ago. He folded up paper, broke pencils, & got into the tools and the junk drawer to make it."!...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Skull-A-Day Press: Tin Whisker Interview

Cindy Johnson included me as the latest "victim" of her Interviews by A Vampire series on the Tin Whisker Forum in which gives a nice overview of my art and work as well as what I'm up to now. Read the entire He Wants Your Skulls interview HERE.

Skull Portraits

Artist Sake created these incredible portraits...

"Dame"


"Gent"

"Suspect"

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Carried Skull

Alan Rogerson created this lovely piece titled "My whole world in my hands" as part of his Cowboydog comic...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gummi Bear Skull

Emily Souleret, a sculpture student at the University of Richmond, made these fantastic pieces as part of an independent study! The first is just gummi bears and hot glue, the second is just hot glue!


Monday, February 23, 2009

[BONUS] Papercraft Skull in Use

Adam Cooper in NYC made this fantastic mobile using my Papercraft Skull for a friend's 2 year old daughter!




And Andie from São Paulo, Brazil added a little flair to her version of my Papercraft Skull...

Skull Clown

Rai Land made this fun skull clown as part of her 365 Days of Creativity project...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Simulacra - Round 27

Generally I require that you take your own pictures here, but it would've been hard for Abraham Ordoñez Zarco in Acapulco de Juarez Guerreroand, Mexico to capture this shot of his hometown...


In case you can't see the skull, he's outlined it here...



Cynthia Akins spotted this sneaky fellow on the patio fence at Casey Moore's Oyster House in Tempe, Arizona...



And Jack found this unintentionally skull-y cookie cutter at an antique shop in Staunton, Virginia (his girlfriend performed the hand model duties)...


Found something that looks like a skull? Send in your pix! FYI right now they get posted much faster than other skull submissions.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Deck Skull

Rachel Hussey in Chesapeake, Virginia, was inspired by Skull-A-Day to do a bit of damage to her deck with a chisel (don't try this at home kids)...



She was also inspired to turn a lemon Starburst into a skull as well...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tattooed Sugar Skull

Jez Eaton in Brighton, U.K. made this fabulous little sugar style skull (173mm x 110mm)...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tiny Steampunk Skull

Darleen Bellan made this cute little "Skully Scallywag" out of polymer clay and "watch guts"...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Skull-A-Day Press: Suite101.com reviews SKULLS

Suite101.com posted a nicely thorough review of SKULLS!


Suite101.com
February 18, 2009

Skull Broom

Artist Cyrus Swann, in northern Minnesota, made these fantastic ceramic skulls out of porcelain. He says they are "handmade, carved, or glazed, and fired to 2200 degrees". His work is for sale on Etsy HERE.

"Skulls With Broom"

"Scroll Work Skull"

"Mohawk Skull"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And the Skelly-T winner is...

Congratulations to Alia who was the randomly chosen* as the winner of the Skelly-T from Popidiot!

Thanks to everyone who participated, I loved reading all of your creative suggestions! If you haven't already, be sure to read them all HERE.

And don't forget, even if you didn't get a free one, you can still buy your own Skelly or one of a dozen others HERE AND if you sign up for their mailing list you'll get another chance to win a FREE shirt!

Stay tuned for more giveaways soon!

*if you're wondering, random selection is done by writing all of the names of the participants on little slips of paper which are then put into a handy skull on my desk. After a good shake, the first slip to fall out of the foramen magnum is the winner!

Dental Nightmare Skull

WEB in Victoria, Australia (makers of the Metalhead Skull) made this fantastic paper skull kit (with metal teeth!)...


Monday, February 16, 2009

[BONUS] Skull Stencil In Use

My friend Larry Pearson had a lot of fun with my Stencil Skull!:

Metal filings on mirror...


metal filings on concrete...


and cast sunlight through the metal template he made to use for the first two pieces...

Staple Skull

Claudia S. here in Richmond, VA did a great job making a skull entirely out of staples!...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday Simulacra - Round 26

My friend Carol was given a skull finger by her spray paint can!...



Christopher said, "A lot of people are moving around and that means a lot of office supplies are laying around. There are quite a few different monitor stands, but only one like this. Every morning when I turn the corner into my area, this skull is staring at me."...



And here's one I found at a restaurant the other day, staring at me from the end of the bar where I was eating brunch...



Found something that looks like a skull? Send in your pix! FYI right now they get posted much faster than other skull submissions.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Apple Skull

My friend Mark Luetke here in Richmond, Virginia made this fun apple skull...

Friday, February 13, 2009

SKULLS event: Gel Conference NYC

Hey folks, I will be a guest speaker at the upcoming Gel conference 2009 in New York City, April 30-May 1. If you're in the area and in need of some creative inspiration it's definitely worth checking out! Get the details HERE.

Contest Reminder: FREE Skelly T

Hey folks just a reminder that you only have until Midnight Sunday to enter the Popidiot T-shirt giveaway contest.

Pine Cone Skull

Karen K. Nicholson from Sandy Springs, Georgia made this terrific skull from chalk & pines cones...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Suitcase Skull

Teejei from Atlanta, Georgia says, "I recently flew to Scotland, and wanted to make my plain black luggage more unique, to be able to find it in the claim. I am currently in undergrad for Medical Illustration, so naturally a skull was my first idea."...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Reminder: Skulls signing in LA

Hey West Coast folks just a reminder that I will be at Dark Delicacies in Burbank this Saturday from 2-3pm signing SKULLS. The folks from Girls & Corpses magazine will be there as well, so it's sure to be an entertaining time. More details HERE. Please come out if you're in the area!

Lacy Skull

mklee from San Francisco made this fantastic lace skull...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

[BONUS] League of Space Pirates update


Hey folks, I just had to share the latest track from my new project League of Space Pirates "Midnight Girl": check it out on Blip.fm HERE!

Don't forget to get your Space Pirate name and sign up for the League's mailing list and you'll be first in line for special offers and freebies from the project.

Coffee Cup Skull

Miguel Dussan from Colombia says, "After drinking some delicious coffee in professor's room, I proposed a contest of crafting a character made of the paper cup we drunk the cofee to my pals Msc students. Of course, no one made part of my contest. But, I think I did a good work! Now my skull sleeps in the Research Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, in 'Universidad Nacional de Colombia', in Colombia."...

Monday, February 9, 2009

[BONUS] Win a Pop Idiot Skelly T-shirt!

My friend Kelly Alder at Popidiot has graciously offered to give away one of his awesome Skelly T-shirts* to a Skull-A-Day reader!

Adult:


Kids:

To be entered into a random drawing to win a shirt just post a comment below explaining who or what Skelly is running from. You have until Midnight Eastern Time Sunday, February 15th to enter!

[UPDATE 2/17] The contest is over, thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to Alia who was the randomly chosen winner! Stay tuned for more contests soon...

And of course you don't have to wait to buy one for yourself, Skelly is just one of a dozen excellent designs for sale at Popidiot.com

PLUS if you sign up for their mailing list you'll get another chance to win a shirt! Here's what they say...
Over at popidiot headquarters you can join the popidiot Super Secret Society for automatic entry in our bi-weekly drawings to win another free popidiot t-shirt. And don't forget to make a secret code name when you sign up. You'll see what we're talking about.

*Please note the Skelly shirt is NOT available in Men's Large. They do have Men's S, M, XL, Women's S, M, L, XL, and Kid's 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.

[BONUS] Rat Skull In Use

Staffan Vilcans from Sweden did a great job turning my Rat Skull Print into a stenciled T-shirt for his 4-year old daughter who specifically asked for a shirt with a rat and skull on it!...

Munny Skull

Malan made this fun custom Munny called "bad 2 da bone"...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Simulacra - Round 25

Kevin Delaney in Pittsfield, Massachusetts says, "I looked in my rear view on the way to work today to find this little guy following me. It was some ice & snow on the back window of my van. By the time I got to work he had melted away so I didn't have a chance to take a better picture."...



Kyle Sylvester found this sneaky guy hiding on a snow covered bush...



And long-time Skull-A-Day fan Joseph AKA B13 recently posted this eerie image he took at an insane asylum. He spotted 5 skull/faces in it (see where on his site HERE), how many do you see?...


Found something that looks like a skull? Send in your pix! FYI right now they get posted much faster than other skull submissions.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Impressionist Skull

Alex in Argentina, made this lovely stippled skull!