A bit late for Halloween, but here are some recent skull sketches. The first is of the full-size medical model that I’ve drawn many times before. I love its tricky curves and deep hollows, and the brown and blue inks combine to make lovely soft shadows for the eye sockets. The second is six different views of a beautifully detailed tiny plastic ape skull I bought in Japan (possibly a ‘crab eating macaque’?). I think it’s meant to be used as a key-ring/phone-charm, a modern netsuke.
Noodlers Brown 41, Bad Blue Heron and Lexington grey inks in fountain pen and water-brush, A6 – 30 minutes
Brown 41 ink in fountain pen and water-brush, Lexington grey in water-brush, watercolour, A6 – 30 minutes
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