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    Shrunken Head

    Another pen & paper sketch I did at work during my break. It was scanned and brought into Artrage where it was colored....

    This is representative of the rubber or plastic shrunken heads that are popular among the hot rodding crowd. There are typically hung from rear view mirrors and placed on gear shift levels as knobs....



    In the late 1950ís, 60ís and early 70ís, realistic looking rubber shrunken heads became a very popular automotive accessory among hot rodders of the period. People hung the shrunken head from the rear view mirrors of their cars, and, in Southern California, it seemed that almost every other car had a shrunken head hanging from its rear view mirror. Shrunken heads then became a national phenomenon. Now, after more than 20 years, shrunken heads are back, and you donít have to be a headhunter to own one!

    http://www.shrunkenheads.com/shrunken_head_story.asp
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    great surface rendering. love it. I do remember a huge fad to collect these in the fifties. I wonder if some of them were real?
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    Cool. Thankfully not as creepy as the real things
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    Makes me wonder where the heck you work, New Guinea?

    Nice textures and good volume in the painting. Sketch is funny. Well done.
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    HOLY COW, Ken you scared the bajeebees out of megreat work my friend

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    Kenmo...thanks for that bit of hot rodder lore... I do remember those.....your image is very real and a 3D feel to it... excellent work! It would make a nice decal..

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    Doesn't shrinking heads make them easier to lose?

    I like it

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    You got avery cool image here! Curiously I also unconsciously imagined it could be used into a cup of hot water to get a very peculiar kind of tea ...
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    You did a good job with this nice use of texture.

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