Do yourself a favor and check out this fantastically illustrated book by Katrina van Grouw. I love it so! Birbs everywhere!
I know I just posted about a Ballast Point beer with a skeleton and his parrot, but here’s another! Victory at Sea is “porter with coffee & vanilla” and it’s pretty much that. Fairly smooth, but it’s an Imperial so it’s not for the lighthearted. I mean, just look at the art!
Also I like it because the title reminds me of this comic. Very NSFW. Please don’t click on it if you’re my Ma.
Gus by Meg Lyman
Oil on black canvas, 2×4″
This is a tiny still life of an opossum skull. My sister and I found it in our Grandma’s barn. I cleaned it up and gave it to her for Christmas, like any loving sister would. I painted it first to try some new oils I got (and to keep the memory alive I suppose).
2015 was a good year. I was able to focus my art by doing more still life practice and background work, and I really got into the vulture culture/skull collecting community. I appreciate all of you – artists supporting artists, collectors, and the helpful and friendly vultures I’ve met. I hope we all have an awesome 2016!
Vanitas I – my first try at still life with lead white oil
Octophant – a fan suggestion and experiment in textures
Here are the rest of them! It was super fun and challenging.
Frankenstein’s Monster (OK Meg’s Monster)BatAmuletGrave – inspired by the Forks CemeteryDemonMaskCreature from the Black LagoonSkull (otter)8-bit zombieCandy (laaaazy)GoreJust doin skeleton stuffMummyRatWitchBlack CatScarecrow (get it??)SpiderDragon
Vanitas I by Meg Lyman
12×6″ oil on canvas
A quick study in the impermanence of beauty. This was my first time trying lead white (Rublev Lead White No. 2), and it was awesome. It really makes a difference with the textures and is great for painting skulls.
Below is the scan of the unvarnished version. Subtle but interesting differences.
Blue Skull by Meg Lyman
4×4″ gouache on Aquabord
Using some lesser used gouache tube colors for funsies. This is a raccoon skull I found in the woods in Ohio.