Black light cow skull painting

This is my experiment with black light cow skull painting. This past fall I decided that the best way to learn how to shoot and edit video would be through the participation in three video production courses. Some may find the thought of three video courses to be suicidal, however I found the experience to be extremely efficient and that perhaps there is some logic behind full-immersion teaching techniques. The final project for my most challenging production course was fairly open-ended, but had to be “artistic” in nature. This is what I created.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AHv7U9RLrs[/youtube]

Are you sick of dubstep yet? Me too (especially after 4 hours of straight editing). However, I thought that a dubstep song was the only sort of genre of music that would provide enough variety to match my painting habits. Originally this was supposed to be a time lapsed piece, but that crashed and burned within a matter of hours after engaging in the project (horrible lines when rendered in FCP?). After scrapping that and turning to dubstep, the editing process picked up.

In the end I just wanted a video that would engage viewers on a level that would immerse them in a viewer experience without any sense of time. This was inspired by a video of Supakitch and Koralie’s work. I know that my video is no where near theirs. However, one day, I’d like to get there. All in due time.

Please, as always, feel free to leave any comments, compliments or critiques!

(Skull is for sale. Leave a comment if you’re interested!)

 

6 thoughts on “Black light cow skull painting

  1. Jenny Reply

    Hi Dave, I’m getting ready to paint and mosaic my first skulls. I have 2 deer skulls and one beaver skull. They are all completely cleaned and ready to go. Do you fill in the holes in the nasal area on yours? Your pics look fairly smooth. If so, what did you use?

    • Dave Yeti Post authorReply

      Hey Jenny, I actually do not fill in any holes. I like to try and maintain the natural form. If anything gets filled in, it’s just primer filling in some of the small holes in the bone. If you really want to fill in part of the skull, just get some kid’s molding clay at a craft store, fill in the holes and then cover in primer.

      Let me know if you have any other questions! Hope this helped!

  2. Melinda Reply

    Hi Dave, love your work!
    i recently found 3 cow skulls all very bleached with age( out in the bush in Victoria, Australia) and i have been looking for inspiration for painting them,.
    since finding your site I am thrilled to see your style and suggestions to enhance the beautiful shape of the skull itself, rather than painting pictures on them.
    you’ve totally inspired me! and so will now put my artistic hat on and start getting some ideas down.
    thank you for your generosity. will put picks up as and when

  3. Melinda Reply

    Hi Dave, love your work!
    i recently found 3 cow skulls all very bleached with age( out in the bush in Victoria, Australia) and i have been looking for inspiration for painting them,.
    since finding your site I am thrilled to see your style and suggestions to enhance the beautiful shape of the skull itself, rather than painting pictures on them.
    you’ve totally inspired me! and so will now put my artistic hat on and start getting some ideas down.
    thank you for your generosity.

    • Dave Yeti Post authorReply

      Thank you very much for your kind words! Good luck with the skull. Would love to see it afterwards.

    • Dave Yeti Post authorReply

      Thank you for those sweet words Melinda 🙂 I’m glad to hear you’re inspired! Have fun with it!

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