In the process of creating these Skulls, I have been scouring the internet for reference images and whenever possible: catching on the movies that sparked the inspiration for a particular Skully.
Today I watched Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke. whew!
I remember the first time I watched it, many many years ago and in a different state of mind, but you cannot deny the brilliant comedy and Stoner Lifestyle of the movie. Dang!
Which gives me another idea for a completely different collection: Non Fungible Tokers. I am sure someone has tought of it and it's only a matter of time before the collection is public somewhere. I won't hate on it if and when it is public as long as its stlyish.
Anyways, back to the movies that we all love, the characters and storylines that at one time amazed us and now we go back for more because nostalgia's sake.
Other movies I have watched recently because of the Skullys: The Godfather (Brando), Apocalypse Now (Brando Again!), American Me (Olmos) and Blood In/Blood Out (Paco- Benjamin Pratt).
It is great to spend time rewatching these movie classics and drawing the Skully version of my favorite characters. These movies inspire time after time.
What started out as a cool idea to draw some skulls, soon became a bigger mission.
Now the Skully Series is here and a plan is in motion to bring you some amazing art by amazing artists. Yes. Artists. Plural.I have recruited a few artists to bring in their flavor to the Skullys.
I can't wait to show you all that is coming to the Skully Series. The First drop is scheduled for late September and we will have a total of three drops to include all 144 Skullys!
I started drawing skulls as a young child, as a Chicano growing up in East LA, Skulls are part of our culture.
The Day of the Dead is a real tradition. I remember visiting the cemetery and bringing gifts, flowers, food, drink and spending all day with other families visiting their departed ancestors.
Skulls spark my imagination in ways that transcend art mediums, culture, popular media and religion.
I am just starting to comprehend how deep my roots go in the way of the Skulls and what it means to humanity. I want to share my experience with you as I continue to explore the Skullys in art, in this series I call: Skullys.
EAST LA Chicano living the Art Life in ATL. Creator of the Skully Series.