Thursday, September 28, 2006

I heart skulls

Skulls are one of my favorite things to draw(I know it's juvenile). But I figured with it being close to Halloween-n-all it would probably be ok. And oh yeah I almost forgot the fire, I like fire too.

23 comments:

S.D. said...

I promised myself only comment your dragons, but it's impossible! This skull is really fantastic, especially the rendering of bone. As usual, you totally master the subject...

Anders said...

Ouch!! I think I'm blind now that I've looked at such a brilliant work...
groovy skull!!

Kactiguy said...

Brilliant!

Shane Olson said...

It's only juvenile if they're done poorly in a high school notebook. This is fantastice, as well as entertaining. Now what's the story behind the number?

Joe said...

Fire is a nice touch. If only I could get this in patch form to sew it onto my sleaveless levi jacket.

Sam Nielson said...

I think you could possibly bring flaming skulls back into style, artistically speaking. Brent Adams at BYU would have a heart attack if he saw this.

S.T. Lewis said...

This is the coolest! I love the character you got into a skull... and the rendering of colors and lighting and texture and everything... you're just amazing, sir.

Oliver Kurth said...

I love skulls too. And this definately a great one! The fire just tops it off.

Cheers

DAGGITT said...

Gorgeous man...I love your style! keep'er comin

Chris Gardner said...

This thing belongs on a skateboard deck! Skulls and fire are right up there with peanut butter and jelly or cherry coke and hot wings. That's such a cool piece Ryan, I love the oranges and yellows on the bone from the flames and the eyes are completely reminding me of pickled eggs. Many a day we had pickled eggs in the fridge when I was a youngun.

Mark Behm said...

That's super cool. Lot's of textury goodness. I have skull plate I made when I was 6 and I still eat off of it.

Brandon said...

I'm very much digging this. Great texture.

Cedric said...

Love the drawing and the textures. The texture makes it look solid, but the looseness of the drawing makes it look like it could really sqaush-and-stretch. A nice combo!

SIM-R said...

Love it -and indeed ALL of the stuff here . Fantastic .

MadameGaston said...

Awesome.... and the rest of your stuff here is byoootiful. Love it! *link*

Josh Parpan said...

great work!

Robin Hall said...

I'm blown away by your paintings, really really nice blog! Keep up the great art, I'll check back again

Anonymous said...

Haha great work!

Ryan Wood said...

Thanks for stoppin' by & leaving the comments, I appreciate it:) ShaneO, the story behind the numbers is that the no.5725 represents how many skulls I've probably drawn over my life. Pretty sad.

justinpatrickparpan said...

And you do it brilliantly man. Keep it up!

David Malan said...

ditto

Henning Ahlers said...

Yeaahh!!! Skulls and flames!!!
That's what kids like!!!
By the way: Thanks for adding a link to our "Die Bilderwumme"! -Blog! I've added one for you there as well!

Oliver Chipping said...

fire'n'skulls man. rock on!