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Paul Alexander Thornton Creates Morbidly Beautiful Illustrations

By: Jason Soy - Published: • References: urhajos.tumblr and 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.