Returning to a favourite model for a Halloween still life. This one’s a full size plastic medical model, bought in a flea market years ago. Skulls are fascinating subjects to draw, loaded with cultural traditions and artistic baggage, and currently appearing on t-shirts all over the world; ‘memento vivere’ or ‘memento mori’?
I used a cream Uni Posca marker for the initial lines, following contours to suggest volume and form, then Lexington grey ink for the shadows, and some pencil for final detail.
Uni Posca marker pen, Lexington grey ink in a water-brush, pencil, A7
And here are some earlier skull sketches…