Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Skull Art: From Adobe Photoshop to Painting

I started by collaging various images over the skull, erasing parts, and adding others. Once I was finished I printed it out and used it as a point of reference for a vinyl record painting.
jafabrit art

I focused on being loose and not too precious (as in detailed and perfect). I find, like gestural drawing, painting like this doesn't give you time to think too much. It becomes more an exercise in the process and grasping the elements of the image rather than getting bogged down in the details.

Skeleton Stuff
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Thank you to all those who contributed ideas for the chamberpot gallery postcard caption

Check OUt Margot's Newest Video
Skull Earrings


Undaunted said...

Ooh, your skull looks great! I shall have to try painting/drawing skulls soon - I'm sure I've heard that as well as life drawing, drawing skulls helps you to improve. Do you agree?

Have you settled on a caption for your postcard?

The Lone Beader said...

Very cool! :D

Janvangogh said...

Margot Potter is interesting.

Undaunted said...

(posted after the addition of the youtube video)

LOL, Margot's earrings look fantastic, but she is one crazy woman!

cynthia said...

Love the skull painting and Margot's video is hilarious in a good way. Much more interesting way to make a tutorial.

Margot Potter said...


THANK YOU! I will link back to this tomorrow! You ROCK!

I love this painting and the record album concept, you are so freaking talented.

Hee hee, yes, interesting is a good word and crazy also applies, though I'm actually saner than most! I just want to make crafting fun because most how-to videos are about as exciting as watching paint dry!


Michelle (artscapes) said...

Love the skull.... Very cool!

Margot's earrings are really neat - and the vid was great. She should have her own show... LOL!

Kim said...

I love your record skull...
it really suits the medium Corinne :)
great video...
enjoed listening to all the quirky musical interludes too !!!

Erik said...

Nicely done. Getting caught up in the details often prevents us from proceeding. Thank you for pushing through and allowing the creation to evolve.

d.edlen said...

Cool deal! I'm loving seeing more and more art on vinyl!