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Skull anatomical Illustration by pikajane Skull anatomical Illustration by pikajane
Prismacolor on 11x14 bristol

I am really proud of this. I estimate this took about 20 hours.
This was done for an assignment in my advanced anatomy class. We were assigned to do 5 full anatomical renderings, one of them being the skull. The assignments were very open-ended, and we were given free reign on what we preferred to show. For the skull, I thought this would be a great opportunity to explore both the musculature and the bones.
I took a photo of my friend Jordan as reference, and with the assistance of my teacher, I was able to locate most of the anatomical structures from surface landmarks. I decided to use an image that was more of a 3/4 angle instead of a straight profile and of my friend screaming, because it would be a great opportunity to learn how the muscles work at a different angle, and a different facial expression. And after using multiple anatomy books as reference for this piece, I will definitely attest to the fact that I have not seen one skull illustration from this angle or expression!

I've been using prismacolors since my sophomore year of high school, and I feel that 7 years later I'm really starting to develop a technique. The only thing I'd consider changing is his shirt. But please, feel free to critique! I'm very open to hearing others' opinions of my work, and how I can improve.
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PineTre33 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Scari
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PineTre33 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes
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FloppsyProduction Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds Me Of HELLRAISER
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stories-in-paper Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW!!! Your work is beautiful!!!! It would be an honor if you could check out my work and possibly “watch” ?? I will totally “watch" back!!! 
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hexacoral Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing! I am currently feeling my face in interest/horror.
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synthetic-syn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic!!
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Ashcaleena Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that is BEEP BOOP
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pikajane Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
yes! haha
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yannich Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
A Edvard Munsh legacy . Like it . Fascinating .:sun:
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EnigmaticTeaParty Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! Stunning detail! Love the colors, the reds are so vibrant! I could look at this for hours! :iconclapplz:
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pikajane Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
glad you enjoy it! I'm so happy with how this piece came out in the end. :la:
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East-Coast-Boy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
How Macabre :iconohjoyplz:
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pikajane Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you appreciate it! It's one of my favorite things I've ever made. :)
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Evil--NekoChan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :D
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Arsenic501 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This piece is amazing. All the main anatomical structures are there, and best of all...IN PROPORTION. You even included some bones in there. I would definitely Have to rate this as a number one. Would you mind if I posted this on tumblr including your name and a link to it saying you did create this?
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pikajane Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't mind at all! Thank you for asking permission, and post away! I'm glad you enjoy my work :)
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alitos2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing really love it
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TreFam Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome
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DianaRMS Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wOW !!! Perfect work !!
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!!!
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LBondo Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the use of the prismacolors on this piece. The smooth lines of the muscles against the bone and skin really compliment each other. I agree you could change the shirt but as the main focus is the head and skull I don't think that matters too much.

Great job! Besides the vibrant red colours, I think my favourite bit is the jaw bone (then the ear) :-)
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you very much :D
My teacher really liked the ear, too :)
The more I use prismas, the more I fall in love with them. They have such great vibrancy and work really well together when you layer them :)
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sixtypenny Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.... o_o
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YoyoTheMadScientist Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So much beauty! O_O
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NingNinja Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I do find this pretty creepy, but I guess I am pretty squeamish when it comes to biological stuff.

That aside, the technical ability shown in this is astounding! Keep up the great work!
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you very much!
It is a bit creepy, I do agree with you haha
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brutalikyd Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! :+fav:
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naomicoco Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
GIRL, STOP BEING AMAZING.
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dragonandbaconlover Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
THIS IS AMAZING
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Nicely Done!
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
np
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MebutREAlizeD Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!! I can't really write critiques because I can't really say all the art terms because I'm an amatuer :) But its so cool! Great job!
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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MebutREAlizeD Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so welcome!
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SPACEMAN-01 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow amazing piece!
Cheers:D
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D
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