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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.


skinner mickey mouse

free ET

shark skillz

That Which You Held Was Never Yours


blood wizard

Morgoth Johnson

Vacation with the Ladies

Dino Rider


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).

scumpy rules

blood wizard design

hideous hands

Skinner's old van

san fran mural

wizard mural Skinner

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).

shoggoth slave

skinner toy


Skinner skateboard

dog warrior shirt

skinner shirt

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.

5 responses

  1. This is epic!

    December 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    • I know! Looking at all his stuff at once on his site is always overwhelming. TOO EPIC.

      December 8, 2012 at 3:10 am

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  3. I find it really comforting to know that there are people doing lots of different arty things out there

    December 11, 2012 at 3:24 am

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