Rhesus Macaque – Bronze Cast – Still Life


After drawing from the skulls in the still life setup, I decided to try my hand at painting a different animal’s skull digitally.

This is a digital painting of the skull of a Rhesus Macaque, cast in purified bronze which is why it is so high in contrast and has very extreme highlights. I experimented with pulling focus by blurring certain parts of the image in an attempt to accentuate the frontal plane of the skull. I used charcoal, pencil, airbrush and several different blending brushes to achieve the finished result. I also painted the background on an overlay layer to add a little bit more texture to the skull.


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