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Skulladelic 1 by TheDaveL Skulladelic 1 by TheDaveL
The first in my new "Skulladelia" series
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jadedstar13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Amazing!  ♡
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MateoGraph Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Nice composition and work
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TigrisAlbo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow its so amazing!! wonderful!!
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate the fave, too!
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Wario666oiraW Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
skulls are so cool ... someone might get a boner! xD
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
More power to 'em.... happy to be of service!
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alaynajosz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
digging the gemini-symmetry, the spine-fractals, and Dorran's right it's very ossuary-like! i'd love to see you do a series of different animal skulls
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Actually, animal skulls will be incorporated into this "series" of mine. The closest I've gotten to that would be this: [link]
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alaynajosz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I was thinking that when I saw that piece. Good work! I'll look forward to seeing more, of course!
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
And there will be more.
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit! That is crazy and cool!
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:iconthedavel:
TheDaveL Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's still one of my favorites. I'm currently working on "Skulladelic 3" as an oil painting.
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DanPatrick Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love skulls!
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MorriganeLaNoire Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Wonderful, I love all the details!!
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
I appreciate it, and thanks so much for the Fave!
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seasonscall Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You have amazing stuff! I love all the details and lines. I want to be this good with that kind of stuff. I really like the balanced feel of this piece!
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad this piece gives off the illusion of "balance", even though in reality it's pretty asymmetrical.
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seasonscall Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I had to look at it a second time to see if it was asymmetrical but it's still really good balance, as I said. That's really neat! :D
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! "Part 3" of this "series" will actually be an oil painting. Still drawing that one on the canvas, working out the logistics as best as I can before add paint.
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seasonscall Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah I see. That's awesome. Can't wait until it's finished. Gotta take your time on paintings though so I understand the time it might take.
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am lost in your sweet line work... wicked and wonderful technique and style. Gorgeous.
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Now THAT, sir, is one damned fine compliment. I appreciate you Faving it, as well.
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
The pleasure, as they say, was all mine. (bowing)
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crayon-munchers Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, such amazing detail =]
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BelialWolf666 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Excelent!
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks for Faving it, man!
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BelialWolf666 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This design is very nice!
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Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I really like that this isn't perfectly symmetrical, and it's drawn. It's too easy to flip-and rotate imagery in PS, instantly doubling the size of a canvas and creating a mirror image. This is so much better for not doing that, and for not being perfectly vertical either. The angle of the heads and the variation of skulls make this, of the probably thousands (or more) of skull depictions on DA a really good one. Everyone tries to be cool. Some succeed.
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'll tell you this, I'd be shocked all to Hell if this had turned out accidentally perfectly symmetrical. And yeah, BINGO, doing this digitally would have been taking the easy way out (or not, as I'm not Photoshop or Illustrator-savvy).

And really, I wasn't about to make every skull look the same, because, well, not every skull looks the same. ;). In this manner, I was influenced by certain primitive cultures and ossuaries.

In the end, it's all about aiming for perfection using what you have in front of you, and settling for excellence if you can attain it.

Thanks for your dead-on observational comment. It's actually the kind of thing I would have said!
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ElvireClev Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great work !
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for Faving!
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Jasun100 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Hey this is a really trippy piece. I am glad to see that I am not the only person who has a thing for skulls. Great Work keep going!
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks, and I will. And thanks for Faving it, too.
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpinkheart-plz: Your Beautiful art has been feature in my journal :iconpinkheart-plz: ... here >>> [link]

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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, thanks!! It sure does stick out like a sore thumb among most of the other pieces, though. :D
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbouquetplz: You're very welcome :iconbouquetplz:
Your beautiful art deserved to be featured and known by other great artist :)
I liked how creative and detailed it is :heart:
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're way too kind- thanks again!
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true ^_^
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're too sweet, I tell ya.
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MisterSali Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
What contains the brain must be worth keeping.
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
The skull is a most magnificent container.
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MisterSali Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
Keeps me wondering.
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Patres68 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow great ! (:
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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graffitica Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! :faint: ...... ♥
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Keep telling yourself: "It's only a drawing...it's only a drawing...it's only a drawing..."

Oh yeah, thanks for Faving it, too!
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graffitica Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT is not just a drawing! THAT is freakin' gorgeously amazing skull work that makes me turn to goo. :wow:

You're welcome! :)
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