Paul Alexander Thornton Creates Morbidly Beautiful Illustrations

By: Jason Soy - Published: Aug 30, 2011 • References: urhajos.tumblr & paulalexthornton.blogspot
It isn't hard to find skull and crossbone imagery plastered everywhere nowadays, but Paul Alexander Thornton elevates craniums to levels of beauty I didn't think were possible. Using a combination of water colors and ballpoint pens, Thornton illustrates harmonious, yet morbid pictures of skulls and flowers which viewers can't help but admire.

Paul Alexander Thornton also has a collection of videos demonstrating how he goes about creating his beautiful illustrations and they can all be found on his YouTube channel, where he also demonstrates his musical talents.

Implications - The popularity of skull imagery is on the rise because of its former taboo status. Its proliferation is a symbolic demonstration of North American society's progress towards liberal thinking. Corporations may consider using skull imagery in their promotional campaigns in order to similarly invoke progressive ideals. Stats for Streaky Paint Skullustrations Trending: Older & Buzzing
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