Drawn to skulls
Posted 2 months ago and submitted by Pete Underhill | Share link: http://illo.cc/87465

Despite most of my energy currently being channelled to portraiture and figurative art, I continue to be enchanted by the iconography in skulls, human and otherwise, and keeping a variety of headbones around the studio presents ample opportunity for sketching. Possibly fuelled by the mortality that Covid-19 brought, I find myself making more skull-flavoured imagery than usual.

In one particular sketch, I felt a level of optimism and potential of regrowth and recovery, so I decided to develop it further, making this approx A3 sized acrylic piece, ‘Skullweed’.

While skulls are often regarded as representing darker things, I like to think this most recent version is not wholly doom and gloom. Stay safe!

Pete Underhill
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1455 233442

An illustrator specialising in art for children's books, design solutions, advertising and editorial features. Much of my work is produced using traditional methods, however, digit… Show more.

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