How to draw a skull

Paul Alexander Thornton shows off his skills with this lovely video of the creation of a skull drawing. He only used black and red ballpoint pens and the drawing was done over the course of two days. Paul Alexander Thornton via Wooster Collective

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


skull hinge thingie

Hey y'all, gotta question: I have a plastic human skull and I want to make it into a jewelry box/something creepy.  But anyway, the top half of the skull came off easy and I put a small hinge at the back of the skull... now my problem.  I want to have something that will keep the top open until I'm ready to close it... thoughts?  Any and all help will be greatly appreciated be safe be inspired

Topic by gothking85 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Steampunk Skull Mouse

This creepy, yet amazing, mouse is made from a sheep's skull and bits of brass. Yup, this adds an extra gothic element to steampunkland and it looks so good that I'd be afraid to use it and muck it all up.Link

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Steampunk Animal Skulls

Miss Monster has been making some amazing sculptures from animal skulls that you have to check out. She wowed us last year with her werewolf costume, winning the Halloween Contest's grand prize, but this sets the bar even higher. bear skull | wolf skullvia BoingBoing

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


making a skull with chicken wire?

My grandson has to make a skull for school and we have had chicken wre suggested and we are looking for help

Question by brian.hinchcliffe 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Build your own Lego Skull

Waaay back in 2008, Noah Scalin published a Lego skull on his popular Skull-A-Day blog. A reader of the blog has now put together a really nice set of instructions to build you own, in a stylish PDF document. So, go, download the instructions, build your own skull, and post a picture on Skull-A-Day.

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Pinhole Camera in Human Skull

This pinhole camera is housed in a 150 year-old skull. Not only is it a creative place for a type of camera which can go pretty much anywhere, but the craftsmanship is so good that any claim of utter ghoulishness is discarded. Awesome stuff. Pinhole Camera Fashioned From 150 Year-Old Skull

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


project for a human skull replica need to make a skull and i need idea how to make one does any body have an idea Answered

I need to make a replica of a skull  for biology can anyone maybe help me with an idea or an instructable need to give it in at the 30th of august

Question by tokol 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How strong is the human skull? What material can simulate its strength?

I been experimenting with projectiles, and been wondering what can I use to simulate a human skull. I've been shooting at a 1\2 inch thick peice of wood board, the projectile made it all the way through easily. When aimed at someones head, do you think this could peirce the skull and damage the brain, or do you think the bullet will just get stuck? How strong is the human skull anyway?

Topic by IlluminatedAntichrist 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to make cubone's skull mask?

I wanna be cubone for haloween but i need help on how to go upon making the skull?

Question by Pinion Props 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Do you like my skulls?

These are pictures i've done of skulls, i just want to know what people think, thanks!

Topic by dont-stop-me-expressing-myself 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How can I make the horns on my ram skull less dull in color? They're kind of gray/bland...? Answered

I have a ram skull which I found & defleshed. It's pretty incredible - the horns span almost 3 feet. But their sheen is pretty blah. When wet they have a gorgeous rich color - is it possible to make this color come out when dry?

Question by r.effuse 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


WIP Halloween Demon Mask

I'm getting close to being done with this years Halloween mask. A nifty demon skull!  Thought I'd post the WIP album which is a semi tutorial on the process here. Let me know if you've got any questions on the process so far.picasaweb.google.com/KatyHargrove1/HalloweenMask2009#

Topic by goosezilla 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Look at detail for preserving owl skull?

Si-yo, I am of wolf tribe with owl protector and hawk and am learning new things, How do I remove the eyes and flesh from an owl head to just have the skull for a totum stick, to present to an elder?

Question by unega wahuhi 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Clash of Clans - Skull Base Design

Hope you all enjoy this awesome speedbuild! Its a base more for the cool looks! :)

Topic by Jdogg12 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I need a cake pattern for a 3-D human skull cake Answered

I am getting married on halloween & would like to make a bleeding human skull cake. I have searched all over the Internet & can't find anything on how to make the 3-D skull. I all ready have the bleeding part worked out. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it.

Question by myevilqueen 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Method for "extrapolating" a skull from a 3d model of a head?

Forensics teams can "estimate"/"extrapolate" a face from a skull, so what my question is would it be possible to do this in reverse? I have been playing around with the 123D apps and i was already planning on making a 3D model of my head with 123D Catch for both the purposes of having a nice 3D model of my head and also so that i might be able to create a "form" , probably with 123D Make , that could be used to create masks that actually "fit" my face, so i was thinking, with the 3D model of my head could i "extract" even a basic model of my skull from it? And if so , does anyone have any ideas on how i might go about doing so?

Topic by shabaki 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Carve and cast moulds

Hello I was wondering if anyone was interested in buying the molds I created to make the cast and carve chocolates in my instructable.  https://www.instructables.com/id/Carve-an-cast-chocolate-treets/ It means you don't have to go through the pesky business of carving or making our own molds to end up with some fun chocolates.. or you could use something like plaster and end up with some nice casts. 

Topic by world of woodcraft 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I have a spare Horse skull laying around but dont know of anything to do with it. Any ideas?

Anything would be nice

Question by littlebastard 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


A 3d model idea

This is an idea that I had for the Make it real challenge. Though I didn't end up taking this path I would love to see it be completed. It goes as follows. >> Make a spherically shaped skull with all of the innards of an actual skull. >> 3d Print it using medial grade materials (Realism) >> Skull baseball :D

Topic by The Cartographer 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Soooo... How 'bout that Cubic Zirconia, eh? [Most Likely DANGEROUS]

So I was just browsing Wikipedia when i fell upon the page about Cubic Zirconia. It turns out, that the basic principles of synthesis don't look all that complicated. So I was wondering, if anyone knew of any plans for a small skull crucible that were floating around the net.. I probably wouldn't use it for zirconiua, seeing as it needs around 2700 degrees Celsius to change structure (this is the dangerous bit), but it might be a fun introduction to induction heating. Also, it's a pretty awesome way of eliminating the need for a refractory when melting stuff (keeping a solid layer of the material as a shell instead). I think I could build most of the parts, but i don't know what frequency, how many windings and such would be needed for the coils. Also, if anyone knows of any other risks than the obvious burn hazards, I'd be thankful if you'd tell me before i go off and get killed trying to make this. Let's discuss! :D (Also, Skull Crucible is just about the most awesome name for anything ever).

Topic by huldumadurin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Vampirerave.com

Anybody belong to vampirerave.com? I would like to add you I passed on how amazing instructables is! Pic is a random picture - one of my favorites of a baby skull. The skull is not broken, thats how babys are when born. Thats why theyre very  delicate until the fontanelles "fuse"-I guess thats the word. Have a great day

Topic by FlatLinerMEDIC 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What would you recommend using to clean this? Answered

 I got the new Skullcandy pipe speakers. www.skullcandy.com/shop/pipe-chrome.html it is used and i dont know much anything about cleaning or cleaning products and it just has fingerprints and smudges and such on it. How would i make it look spick and span and brand new once again?

Question by CrawdadMan 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


please explain my dream? Answered

I had a very strange dream: the sky was dark a giant scary tree came out from the ground with skulls hanging from it there was a green kid hanged from it i found a rope and pulled it, the sun came out and the rope the kid was hanging from turned to candy the skulls turned into flowers the kid turned to normal skin color and the kid started climbing the candy rope and droped down  in front of me and started dancing then i woke up

Question by ahmad2117 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to prepair deer antlers before being mounted, or after you have removed them from the head?

How to prepair deer antlers for being mounted?  Start details from removing them from the skull.

Question by easyf150 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What is the best way to have a clean looking flame thrower on the back of my bike?

My bike is a standard mountain bike and I wanted to give it a more custom look than my paint job. I thought the best way to do this is to add a flamethrower to match my custom paint job which will be a red pinstripe around the flame, when the flame itself is grey. The flames will have skulls airbrushed in it. The rest of the body will be black with a little red pinstriping action. Maybe even some lettering reading : "Beast". probally with the same skull and red paint scheme. I want the flamethrower to fit in with everything else well, but I don't want to change the frame much, or paint the flamethrower.

Question by matt17fan 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hologram Skull, How to Date Out of Your League, Farting Boss Detector...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Oct. 18, 2007 Welcome back! The big news this week is that our Laser Cutter Contest is back! We will be giving away a 40-watt VersaLaser worth over $15,000! This is one of our favorite tools and we want to give it to the best Instructable that gets entered in the next couple months. So check out this batch of cool projects and get started on your project! Steampunk Airship Goggles Often times after piloting my steam dirigible, I arrive at my destination only to find my eyebrows have collected a mass of gnats, fleas, and small birds. What to do?posted by aintMichael on Oct 16, 2007 Free iPod Touch Dock All the parts you need come with the iPod and it is very easy to construct. posted by ari6126 on Oct 14, 2007 How to date a girl who is way out of your league. Learn how to date girls even if you're not the life of the party.posted by Gamer6460 on Oct 15, 2007 The Laser Cutter Contest is Back! Improve your digital camera extremely With this simple modification you will be able to take extreme macro images with your simple amateur digital camera! posted by isr_Raviv on Oct 13, 2007 Make a cool hologram illusion! How to easily make a convincing floating head hologram. It's a great addition to your Halloween decorations! posted by NK5 on Oct 11, 2007 Look Like Your Enemy: Create signs that confuse, astound and parody! Using these methods to temporarily borrow the legitimacy of a company or organization tin order to deliver a different message.posted by slambert on Oct 16, 2007 Super Cheap and Easy Fog Chiller A fog chiller cools down fog from a fog machine so that it stays low to the ground. This one costs around $5-$10.posted by admanrocks on Oct 12, 2007 Win a free trip to Maker Faire 2008! Flatulant Boss Detector Use the power of embarassment to keep your boss from walking in on your cubicle undetectedposted by el_roboto_loco on Oct 16, 2007 Solar powered fountain/herb garden Here is a simple garden fountain utilizing a $20 solar panel/pump combo, some sewer pipe, bamboo, and a strawberry pot. posted by sleighbedguy on Oct 15, 2007 Lost Your Charger? How to Charge any Battery Survival-Style Charge any battery enough to keep doing the important stuff. posted by TimAnderson on Oct 17, 2007 Now go build something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by lebowski 11 years ago


What would be best to carry light emmited from a gauntlet to the back of my skull (Bane Costume)? Answered

I already have dissasembled a old Light-saber for the Light, I was thinking rubber-tubing but that failed, does anyone have brilliance where i am drawing a blank?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Concentrated Solar Power Hits Pop Culture in the Best Way

Check out this graphic of concentrated solar collectors on Saul's new skateboard. My first skateboard had a dragon sitting on top of a pile of human skulls. We've come along way, I guess.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How does this work?

So I'm new to this....I got a notice saying that my Instructable Milk Jug Skulls earned a bronze medal for having 10k views. But Now I see I'm up over 105k....how often does this get updated? I also entered a contest but how do you know where the votes are? Thanks for the info!!

Question by JasonF205 8 months ago


Pirate Gun

I recently bought this cap gun for 2 dollars at a thrift store and need some ideas slash help like how to fix the barrel where the orange cap was. I want to incorporate the two pirate skull buttons on the gun. The gun is for my renaissance faire costume and i would like to make it more pirateesque any ideas are welcome :)

Topic by spacepirate04 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I make a lifesize head that folds flat for transport?

I want to make a life size head or skull which folds flat for transporting but is 3-d for displaying goggles, helmet etc at steampunk show and tells. Any ideas? Has anyone ever tried to make home made inflatables ? If so, what materials and how to make the seams?

Question by greensteam 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


extract skeleton from smal (dead) animal

I want to dissolve the flesh & preserve the skeleton of a small snake - i have consulted this site re: skinning the snake, & was wondering what was the easiest/best way to be rid of the flesh - perhaps simply boiling it away? any help here appreciated - also interested in skulls & skeletons of mice/rats. -thanks queentopaz5@yahoo.com

Topic by queentopaz5 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Need some room decor ideas.

My room is boring. I can do anything but paint the walls (we rent) But I CAN cover them floor to ceiling with whatever I wish. I've been looking for some kind of interesting pattern. I like bats and skulls. (realistic of both) But skulls are so overplayed, and bats seem like a far stretch to decorate with. I'm pretty artistic, and awfully handy with making stuff (especially for a 15 year old, been building my whole life.) I have a large piece of flat cardboard that backed a John Lennon Poster I recently bought, and a piece of black foamboard. I plan on taping, cutting, painting the cardboard (probably a bat design, I'm just recently getting into them) and drawing another bat on the black foamboard using silver sharpie. Sooo.... any design ideas you guys have for making things, such as any kind of wall hanging would be nice to hear about.

Topic by silly_world 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Gator-Chopper made from real 'gator - could be yours?

Commissioned by the owner of the Wildlife Rehabilitation of Hernando (WROH) in Florida, Jim Jablon, Swedish craftsman and leather expert Benny Ohrman has crafted a wild motorbike dubbed “GatorBike” from the skin and skull of a real alligator Top speed 120mph. (one of many sources) and one of several bikes like this - but it seems this one is being raffled.

Topic by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


SkullCandy Headphones

Hey guys , just wondering my skull candy headphones broke in half today , and I'm wondering is it possible to "solder" plastic together to basically fix it? because my cousin tried to fix it by putting this Sumo Glue...on it , it won't get put together again by my friend. Is there any other way of doing this? or maybe basically removing the glue somehow and adding some other type of glue to make it stick together? Thanks guys... =DD

Topic by 69ers 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I want to mod by headphones to be like beats Answered

I have a pair of skull candy headphones and the wire connecting that connects the headphones to my ipod ripped!!! Instead of buying a new pair of headphones I wanted to be able to use a line in kind of cable (like beats by Dr. Dre does) to connect it to my ipod. How can I mod the headphones so I will be able use a line in cable? please help!!!

Question by Tochi97 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


BP Costume, Tweeting Snuggie, Tusken Raider

BP Costume Tweeting Snuggie Tusken Raider 44 Uses for Old Discs Self-Venting Cat Box Make Medicinal Salt Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Davy Jones Costume Alien Mutant Robot DIY Platform Bed Featured Author: Honus Sugru-Like Rubber Bender Costume Painless Ganglion Removal Liquid Latex Scales

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


NES Bedding, Apple Cider Donuts, Metal Casting with Sugru

NES Bedding Apple Cider Donuts Metal Casting with Sugru Hand Lights Dr. Who Inspired Watch Green Tomato Chutney Creepy UV Sun Jar Ultimate Parts Storage Bike Part Belt Make a Dragon Skull Networked Sprinkler Controller Bent Wood Rings LED Monitor Backlight Read Credit Cards Wireless Altoids Display

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


How to make moving eyes in a mask?

Hi, I'm working on a skull mask based off a drawing of mine. I want to make it out if carved polystyrene, and put a black mesh in the eyes. Over that, I wanted the white triangular eyes to move around to make different expressions. but I'm having a hard time thinking of any good designs that would work fluently, and consistently. help and tips would be much appreciated :D Cheers, Bill.

Question by billcitrus 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Soooo.... I happen to have a bunch of deer teeth layin around. Bead-making tips anyone?

I've got a full set of deer teeth, still in the skull, though I'm sure the roots rotted out long ago. I'd like to know how to whiten the teeth without weakening them, and how to drill holes through them for bead-making. If it turns out OK, I'll make an instructable.

Question by Fenris The bbw 9 years ago


Why does spray paint sometimes come up off the painted surface when the surface has been primed?

I was making something to hang up on my wall, a thin metal logo of the skullcandy skull. the peice of metal was free of rust. So I primed the surface and let it dry. spray painted it and then the paint was going crusty-ish and was peeling of the metal. I don't have a picture now, but i will upload a picture later.

Question by unominame 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


So one of the ear muffs for my Skullcandy Grind Headsets , came out and know i have no clue how to put them back in.?

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Question by Turtlederpy25 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Image notes at bottom of image don't show caption

The final image on https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Skull-Display/ has an image note that reaches to the bottom edge of the image, which means the caption (positioned below the mouseover box) falls off the bottom of the image and can't be read.  A little "smartness" in caption placement would sort this out- if the note is within a short distance of the bottom of the image, place the caption to the right instead. I can't remember if the old image layout did this as well but I don't see why the layout change would have caused this bug.

Topic by PKM 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Chain Mail Items Needed - Non-Traditional

Greetings all,     I'm in need of a few chain mail items that would be considered non-traditional, either fabrication or instruction for such would be my goal. Item One : A traditional Islamic-Muslim Kufi-style skull cap, is it possible to do this item in chain mail ? Item Two : Looking to line a long coat-great coat with chain mail panels, more a removable liner-style vest-shirt is what I have in mind. Any parties with suggestions or referrals to suppliers-artisans would be much appreciated, thanks !

Topic by patron_zero 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Audio device testing software?

 I have just bought some new earphones, they say the frequency range is 20 - 20kHz (fairly standard). I want to be able to test them so that I can ACTUALLY hear what 20 / 20kHz sounds like. While I'm there I'd like to test my (beloved) Sony sound system. Could I hook it up to a PC sound card and run some software or would the card drop the quality? *it is an el cheapo one. I've already played loads o' Pink Floyd before anyone asks....

Question by DELETED_zoltzerino 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Flexible EL Display, Recirculating Gravy Fountain, USB Nintendo Gamepad

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Topic by randofo 8 years ago


My own Majora's Mask

Hi there, guys! I haven't been on for a while, but I need some help/advice. You see, I have a bunch of nerd friends. I want to make a costume for halloween that is cooler than all of theirs, so I am going to be... SKULL KID! Therefore, I need to make a Majora's mask. I am thinking of forming the main shape with chicken wire then covering it with paper mache, but my mom thinks it will be too heavy. Clay is also a (heavy and hot) option. What do you people think? Thankeys!

Topic by watermelonhead 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Eric Wilhelm Talks Halloween Projects on Science Friday

  Today (Friday October 16, 2015) Instructables founder Eric Wilhelm went on Science Friday to talk about some fun Halloween Projects for Science Lovers.  "Green fire, magic mirrors, fiber optic fairy wings—just a few of the ways to geek out this Halloween with do-it-yourself projects. Eric Wilhelm, founder of Instructables, joins Ira to suggest a few of his favorites, like an arduino-powered skull that follows you as you move, or truly realistic edible eyeballs (sorry, peeled grapes.)" Listen and follow along with this fun collection of projects.

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Happy Hallowe'en!

Hallowe'en has started in the UK, and, as the night progresses, the trick-or-treaters are getting older and and uglier - around dusk, we get the fairies and wizards who need their parents to reach the doorbell, as it gets later, we get the small gangs of friends, later it will be the teens who are pretending they are trick-or-treating ironically, but really they like the candy just as much... A new twist this year - our candy has small sticky rubber rats and spiders mixed in, or you might get a plastic skull-ring around the stick of a lollypop. As the darkness reaches your part of the globe, tell us; what's the best or weirdest costume you've had to your door this year?  Got to go, there's the doorbell again!

Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago