Skull 07

The seventh skull!

Skull 07 – 12×16″

Skull 07

I looooove this painting.  I was feeling a little “homesick” from landscape paintings, so I decided I’d try incorporating a skull into one!  I had a few good references of how other people have incorporated skulls as caves or islands or ruins, and I decided on an ice cave along a snowy river.  At one point I wanted something like a bridge over the river and that’s when I realized that this could look like a fallen giant if I made the “bridge” like a hand!  *Squeee*  That also really helped my composition, because my original thumbnail sketches mostly just had trees on the left side and I was hoping to bring that together with the skull on the right side, so this way I could add a second hand to make it look like the scene was all about the fallen giant (and not just have “empty” space on the left side filled with dark trees).  I have a few other ideas for incorporating skulls into landscapes now, so there might be a few more like this in the future.  What do you think of this one?


Music: “Pulsar” by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.


Spooky Film: Today’s spooky film of the day is “Scrooged,” which some might say is a “Christmas” film since it’s based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” but… ghosts and the grim reaper and spooks!  It also has some great humor (and some dark humor at that, which I love, of course) and a great billing (Bill Murray, Karen Allen… even Bobcat Goldthwait!?).  Maybe it’s not “true horror” but it’s fun and has some spookiness, so enjoy! 😀

(P.S. I couldn’t help think of the movie “The Seventh Seal” when I wrote “The seventh skull!” – and “The Seventh Seal” DOES have Max von Sydow playing chess with Death… so… bonus movie?)

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