Saturday, October 18, 2008

Gourd Skully

Today I got to paint a skull on a gourd, and I got to paint a memorial ribbon. The gourd isn't quite finished. I want to glue an eyepatch over one eye of the skully. It's a cool bit of folk art. The gourd is rouched up where the eye should be. That is the part of the gourd that was laying on the ground. It gives the skully a nice folksy weathered look. I always thought it was both cool and creepy that the color of a gourd skin looks like human skin.