I’ve had this idea kicking around in my head for a while now. The inspiration to draw a human skull made of hundreds of salmon comes from a few different sources, primarily the extraordinary art from Day of the Dead celebrations (Dia de Muertos), giant skull themed T-shirts I’ve spotted on streets around the world, and rubbing elbows with artists like Lee Downey at Artifactual at the Tucson gem and mineral show.
It took about four weeks to pencil out and ink the original image, then scan it and clean it up in photoshop. The crew at Post Industrial press printed the image super large on black T shirts using a reversed image of the original black and white drawing. I think it’s the biggest image we’ve ever attempted to print on a shirt in my line.
I turned to the ultra-talented Memo Jauregui to add digital color to the pen an ink. We’re offering that as a signed art poster which you can check out by clicking right here.