Back To Skull

Sorry I haven’t been posting, but what better way to make an apology than to make up for it with a fantastic chalk and charcoal drawing from Mia B (S3 – OLSP). Mia and her class had been complaining that skulls were not that ‘Christmassy’, but viewers of this blog will now know that this is about as ‘Christmassy’ as I get. Mia has captured so many great qualities from the black and white image that she was using as a resource. It’s not a perfect copy of the resource, but I actually think it’s a better representation of mortality and death. Mia’s focus on the jaw and teeth makes us imagine that the skull’s jaw is under tremendous tension and stress, it’s as if the skull is grinding its teeth.

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