Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Sorry the blog has been quiet for so long. I'd blame it on the holidays, but the inactivity started long before I could logically blame turkey, Santa Claus or Christmas music.
Skull-Nation founder, [rich] has issued a graphic challenge to all the dodolers out there to draw a skull every day.
Are you game?
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Wow. These things are HOT!
Argonaut Resins' talented artist/sculptor, END, is producing a set of skulls!
"Ten powerful Demi-god kings ruled the fabled land of Atlantis thousands of years ago... All that remain are their skulls."
And what beautiful skulls they are. Ten skulls. Ten colors. Ten powers.
Here's a couple of sneak peaks:
The skulls will be available for sale on Halloween and each comes with a blind-boxed talisman magnet!
Awesome! No word on pricing yet. I'll post more when I know more.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
GW @ Geekologie had a post
I really love how this one worked out. Ghost Rider on the Tron Light Cycle looks SWEET! And I really like how they redesigned his hook.
I would definitley read a mashup of GR & Tron, though I'm not sure how the spirit of vengence theme would play out inside of a computer. Hmmm...
I've honestly been out of the loop on the new Tron: Legacy movie, but what little I've seen & heard looks great. Being a child of the 80's I definitely have fond memories of the original Tron.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Check out this digital illustration by UK artist, Matt Williams, aka Uberkraaft. Matt says this was done 95% freehand in Potatoshop (that's Adobe Photoshop for the un-hip reading this out there or those of you too lazy to click that link).
There's even an open edition print available! Sweet!
Tasty, tasty stuff. Drop by Matt's flickr stream and check out some his crazy doodle stuffs! Or, stop by his website! Or! Send him sexy, stalker e-mails!
Happy Monday, citizens!
Friday, 15 October 2010
The artist says that it's made out of "regular clay" and requires three to four days of sculpting & modeling, about a month to dry and then 16 hours to fire.
Absolutely awesome. I've invited this piece to the Skullnation flickr group and am looking forward to looking through the rest of the flickr stream.
Happy Friday and stay tasty!
Friday, 8 October 2010
Oh. Accidentally as in I followed a link to this beauty: Han & Chewie which also reminds me of today's Teefury.com shirt which is TOTALLY awesome and which I had purchased at Redbubble just a few weeks ago!
David Lozeau, in case you didn't know, draws all kinds of skulls and skeletons. "Day of the Dead, Lowbrow, Kustom Kulture, and Tiki artist specializing in Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), hot rod, tattoo, and zombie imagery."
Interesting to note that David often times uses one shot enamel, the same type of paint used for pinstriping cars, to create his art. He has a very unique cartoon style that really is all his own.
Make sure and keep an eye out for more stuff on his flickr stream and stop by his web site and pick up some goodies.
Also, if you'd like to bring your love of skulls into the bedroom, check out these cheeky skull pasties over at Yandy.com. This is the same web store that brought us sexy interpretations of Chewbacca and Darth Vader.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
I have giveaway in the works for a very awesome skull mug by my new friend Cris at SkeletalDropkick over at etsy who we're hoping to get an interview with to kick off the Skull-Nation artist inverview series.
In the mean time, check out these wicked Skeleton Keds by Zoo&Co that found their way into the Skull-Nation flickr pool. They are TASTY! Too bad they weren't on a pair of riding boots. Then again...with winter upon us here in the midwest the scooter will have to be put away for the winter and I can't just go around wearing my biker boots all winter
Anywho! Thanks for playing along children!
Spy any blogable skull art out there that we're missing, drop us a note and get us on current page!
Friday, 24 September 2010
I also especially enjoy their Bombs Away, Red Robot Inferno, and Crash.
Check 'em out!
And, as always, stay tasty!
Monday, 20 September 2010
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
I've just received word from the fine folks at Skull-a-Day that my "Meat Skull" photo is to be included in a new book they're throwing together featuring simulacra images from the blog.
W00t! W00t! I'll be internet famous, now! Fame! Riches! Babes! And an endless river of glorious craft beer flowing to my parched lips!
Or, ya know, maybe I'll just have something to show peeps at parties.
Or, ya know, a new coaster for the coffee table.
Cheers! And, as always, staaaaayyyyy TASTY!
~Zook (who's had too much caffiene today)
I just stumbled upon these beautiful creations, carved from FRUIT via "Inspire Me Now" and I am HUNGRY! Just kidding! I couldn't EAT them.I couldn't find any information on the artist, Dimitri Tsykalo, though I probably could've looked harder, but I'm just lazy and have better stuff to do, and, well, stuff.
Monday, 13 September 2010
My man Rick, aka Crankmaggot, delivers up another killer skull, "Mickey Bones", and it's wicked.
Do yourself a favor and check out Rick's other creatures and creations. Truly terrifying stuff lurk within his photostream.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
Friday, 3 September 2010
Last Saturday I received two slip cast porcelain skulls from SkullHouse and a wicked-cool belt buckle from WATTO.
I've blogged about both of these wonderskull artists before and I gotta say, they make some good stuffs!
Both highly recommended.
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Will have a post up soon detailing items from WATTO, Skullhouse and ITS Tactical soon!
Cheers! Stay tasty!!
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
I've always been a fan of the ITS logo and I've just recently discovered this new PVC trend in patches and so am doubly excited to get my hands one.
Be sure and check out the ITS Tactical blog, pick up some cool skull patches and stickers at the store and add ITS over at Flickr!
Cheers! Stay Tasty!
Monday, 23 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Go check out some of his stuff!
So. Now I have! Some really sweet stuff over there.
I don't know why it is that I neglect Deviant Art so much. There really is some excellent art, and they seem to have a very dynamic social aspect running through, but flickr has always been my preferred website to showcase my doodles at (though I DO have a DA account; it just rarely gets updated).
So, anywho! Thought somebody might like to look through the DA Skull Search!
Cheers! Happy Tuesday! Stay Tasty!!!
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
So. Our first official Skull-Nation.com collabortive art project kicks off today with Skillcrane's "George Skullington".
Grab a dollar bill. Doodle a skull on it and submit it to the Skull-Nation flickr group wtih the tag "dollarskull". We'll be blogging about the doodled dollars as we go along.
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Skull image by Matt Rea
I just wanted to take a moment to reiterate that The Skull-Nation is, first and foremost, a COMMUNITY art project. We'll be blogging about skull-related stuff here just cuz it's what we like, but in the end this is really about everyone out there that's doing any kind of skull-related art.
Please. If you have any interest in being a part of The Skull-Nation, do drop us a line. There's a contact link up here on this page somewhere (I can't see it from where I'm standing, but you should be able to). Or you could just send me some mail directly @ email@example.com or head over to the Skull-Nation flickr page.
Contributions, suggestions, ideas, cool skull products or sites, anything skull-related to share would be welcome. Or, ya know, you could just send us some e-mail telling us how awesome we are. We already KNOW we're awesome, but we can always handle a little more ego-stroking.
Cheers, y'all. Stay tasty!
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Like gettin' your drink on?
How about Vodka? In a skull?
Maybe you've seen it at the liquor store or maybe you've been sleeping your way through life. I've seen this time and time and time again at my local store. I'm more of a beer geek than a vodka guy, but come ON! It's in a freakin' skull-shaped bottle!
So I finally got my hands on one and the vodka was good. But then again I really don't KNOW what makes a vodka "good", but it didn't give me a nasty hangover like cheap vodka does (and at $50 a bottle Crystal Head does NOT qualify as "cheap" in my world).
The best part about Crystal Head Vodka is finishing the bottle, though. Now I have a wicked-cool glass skull bottle to play with. Haven't decided what to do with it yet... Fill with colored sand? Fill with a red, viscous liquid? Fill with skull beads?
What would YOU do with that beautiful glass skull bottle, huh?
Crystal Head Vodka product site
Skull-Themed vodka recipes
The artist, know as crankmaggot, does an amazing array of art pieces and they're all wickedly insane (in the nicest way possible).
Check him out. Some of the images on his stream may qualify as NSFW, so I warned ya. Don't come whining to me if you're busted looking at demon crotch!
Monday, 2 August 2010
Saturday, 31 July 2010
I'm very excited for a few reasons! First of all other collaborators for the sleeve tattoo include design greats such as Frank Kozik and Joe Ledbetter, among others, and the sleeve is scheduled to be tattooed by LA Ink superstar Hanna Aitchison! Super stoked! Work is scheduled to begin on August 25th! Can't wait to see the finished piece!
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Bone Chillers Ice Tray
Buh buy! (see what I did there? Oh yeah)
Friday, 23 July 2010
Dude has some seriously nice drawing chops.
Check out the video and drool...
"I Want Your Skull was started in October of 2006 by Ryan August as a reaction against the gross commercialization and commodification of the sacred image of the skull."
"Print issues are compiled several times a year. Each issue features the work of dozens of artists from around the world; as well as, interviews and features on those keeping the tradition of skull imagery alive and vital. The website further promotes the efforts of these individuals, spreading the news of current accomplishments and conquests at the speed of our modern digital age.
Three years and counting…"
Each edition is severely limited and typically includes a limited edition print by a featured artist. The most recent issue upped the ante by including a black bandanna with skull imagery created by the legendary skull artist, Brian Morris, ooo000ooo.
Unfathomably, IWYS's founder, Ryan August, was taken from his family and friends on July 11th, 2010 in a fatal vehicle collison. Ryan's son was also in the car during the collision, and survived with minor cuts and bruising. Ryan died on impact.
Though IWYS is on necessary hiatus in the wake of this tragedy, Ryan's widow has vowed, "I will set to honoring his (Ryan's) commitments involving I Want Your Skull and its related blog."
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan's family and many, many friends. Whether you've been a fan of IWYS in the past, or you've just found them, do what you can to support IWYS in whatever capacity it returns in.
Blessings and Peace
Rich Page was born in the south and is now living above the middle (Notts UK). He likes to doodle, "on anything apart from the cats". He says he'd like to, but isn't allowed.
Rich devised a grand plan for 2010. A skull doodle each day, all year long, and posted to his flickr stream. He also created a flickr group to showcase his miriad bone heads and invited others to participate and the Skull-Nation was born.
Skull-Nation now boasts more than 600 contributors and over 1,500 skull drawings, doodles, tattoos and more!
A blog seemed to be a logical next step with hopes of this little home-brewed community art project taking on a life of its own.
Help us make the Skull-Nation successful! Doodle some skulls! Drop 'em into the pool at Skull-Nation and let's see where we go from here!
Cheers, chaps and chapettes!