Thursday, 31 March 2011

shell and bone

it was weird drawing these two things one after the other. I drew the skull first but when i went on to the shell i started seeing a skull in it. Brian Cox was telling us the other night that everything on earth is composed of the same chemical elements...and now i'm kinda wondering if skulls and shells are made up of similar stuff? drawing one seems a bit like drawing the other.


And what happens on a sheeps head (or whatever this thing was before it died and i drew it)...where it's skull becomes it's horns? What happens to the skin around the horn?...it cant just stop otherwise it would just peel back and little beasts would be able to crawl inside. How weird that horns are just bones sticking out.


oh well..i'm going to make some eggy bread.

4 comments:

Jeane said...

so interesting Kate! :)

WrightStuff said...

I just love the transition in thought from skin and bone to eggy bread. Hmm... now there's an idea!

Karin Bartimole said...

Hmmm, now you have me wondering - perhaps it's something like a cuticle that transits skin to horn... love your drawings, and the beautiful way your mind dances :) xox

Parabolic Muse said...

oh, you bone lover, you!

These had to be so difficult. I like them.