Super Skull

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    Title: Super Skull
    Size: Ink
    Medium: Original Ink Drawing on Paper
    Artist Thaneeya McArdle
    © Thaneeya McArdle - Please do not use this image without permission.

    This is an original ink drawing of a highly-detailed abstract skull celebrating Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The funky designs are inspired by tribal folk art from around the world. I love intricate patterns and I use a super tiny pen nib to pack in all those designs! As you can see, this drawing is incredibly detailed - and remember, it's only 3 inches square! My abstract artwork is very process-oriented and carries a spiritual meaning related to the mystery of existence and a reverence for the unfolding process of life and death. While working on drawings that are this detailed, I become so immersed in the work that drawing the images becomes a meditative process through which I strive to achieve balance amidst chaos (similar to the concept of mushin). My abstract art is also heavily inspired by my world travels, particularly my visits to remote tribal villages in the Kutch region of India, as well as my visits to temples and roadside shrines in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal.

    (ps - My website URL does not appear on the actual drawing! It appears here for image protection purposes.)

    badbird, AK●MG, fayf, and 172 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Stacy Alexander 75 months ago | reply

      Spectacular! Perfect in every way!

    2. Michael Scholl 75 months ago | reply

      love love love!!!!!! Spectacular!

    3. Veelarific 75 months ago | reply

      A real treat for the eyes! Love looking at all the tiny details.

    4. dou_ble_you 75 months ago | reply

      so many emotions in this skull!

      seen @ new directions

    5. garlandcannon 75 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I believe in holidays, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Seen in Art for Art's Sake

    6. ada197519 [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Very good!!!

    7. ☆§HΔY'§♣WΦЯŁÐ☆ 75 months ago | reply

      This is awesome ... would be cool in color

    8. Klaus Franck 75 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art International /***NEW contest: EVERYDAY THINGS/Wettbewerb, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Henna Bee 73 months ago | reply

      This is fantastic!!

    10. PunkyPunx 68 months ago | reply

      soooo nice!...very good line details!

    11. mysticblue71 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Circles of doodles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. just1snap 65 months ago | reply


      This image deserves a Circles of doodles Award

      From a fan of Circles of doodles

    13. Box D 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Skulls drawn in black , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Jasmine Garza [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      wow i luv mexico!!!!!!!

    15. autumnsensation 59 months ago | reply

      Just phenomenal!

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