Jeff Stahl Skulls


Artist Jeff Stahl is best known for his caricature portraits and pet portraits but has also created wonderful, gestural paintings of skulls that are ideal to show to your students.  Not least because he has created some step by step photographs of how his work progressed.  They are so good, they make me want to have a go!

The one above and the two below are created with oil paint.


The step by step drawing below has been created digitally.  I love the idea of starting on such a dark background.  It would be an excellent challenge for students to start this way.

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If you know of any artists who draw or paint skulls, please comment below.  If you are an art teacher and love skull projects, click the image below.

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The Arty Teacher

Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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