Giant Skull Floating Over NZ Road – Black and White

Giant skull floating over a country road in New Zealand, surreal art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Cranium Volito in Black. As well as adding a gothic patina, the word black serves to reflect the lack of color, and differentiate from the color version, Cranium Volito.

This has the same base image as Cranium Impedimentum (Paekakariki Hill Road in New Zealand), and if you’re curious about about the technical aspects of creating the shadow from scratch, I went into that in my post on the color version.

The comparatively late production of this black and white is a result of my vacillating policy on versions. For a while I’d decided more than one was excessive, maybe two on rare occasions.

I’ve since reconsidered. In general I’d rather do something new than endless versions of a single artwork, but sometimes a few iterations can be good. And they’re a lot quicker to bring to life because most of the work is completed during editing of the original.

Canvases and Giclée Prints

Archival-quality prints of this piece are available at my online shop. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper, canvases, and metal prints.

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