Day 7: Skinner
By Sam Reeve
The artists whose work I am most in awe of are always the ones who work with different media and don’t stick to one thing. Today’s artist, Skinner, does just that. Not only does he paint, but he makes seriously awesome action figures, skateboard designs, T-shirts, and murals that can be found around the world. This dude is insane and you should seriously check out his website to see more of his work, because this measly preview I’ve given here is only the tip of the coolest iceberg ever.
Skinner lives in Northern California in the Oakland area. He was born in 1978 and no, his real name is not Skinner, but it’s a nickname he’s had since he was a kid. He draws a lot of inspiration from stuff like heavy metal, but also nerdy stuff like D&D and Lord of the Rings, putting his own monstrous, colourful twist on it all.
But Skinner doesn’t just stop at visual art! He’s also in a band called Ungoliant.
First let’s take a look at just his paintings, and then we’ll get to his other stuff. I am so madly in love with his art that I’ll likely overload this post with images. Suck it.
If you’re not already won over by this guy’s stuff, I think you should just leave and maybe not exist. Next we have a brief glimpse of his illustration work, followed by some of his murals and installations (including his old van).
As I mentioned above, Skinner also does action figures/toys, skateboards, and clothing. Below you’ll find some examples of that, and if you follow this link you can find his shop where you can buy stuff with the designs on it (as well as prints).
Below you’ll find a time-lapse video of Skinner drawing fan art for the show Metalocalypse.
That’s all folks! Have an awesome weekend and be sure to keep checking back because Weird Art Month doesn’t take a day off.
This entry was posted on December 7, 2012 by Sam Reeve. It was filed under Weird Art December, Weird Art Month and was tagged with art, custom monster toys, D&D, fantasy, metal, monsters, murals, neon, skateboard, skinner, t-shirts, wizards.