How to Use Vector Skulls to Create Jaw Dropping IllustrationsTweet
Imagine you are in a fashion store and you see all of those clothes standing on hangers waiting to be bought. You see shirts, with short sleeves, long sleeves, short and long pants, dresses, coats, colorful and black or white clothes, scarves, hats and a lot of stuff that, individually taken, don’t impress you that much. Now imagine you have a fashion adviser with you, he hand picks the clothes and the accessories and creates a fabulous outfit for you! When you come out of the fitting room, you won’t believe how great you look and you admit that every piece of clothing has potential if you combine it the right way with others.
Today, I will be your “vector illustration adviser”. I’m going to show you some beautifully designed vector skulls - today’s element of interest – and I’ll show you how you can integrate them into awesome illustrations. I’m going to showcase a series of vector illustrations – some of them are t-shirt designs – that will show you the quality of these hand-drawn vector skulls and what is their potential. This will certainly inspire you and give you some ideas on how you can use our vector skulls packs.
Vector Skulls from Designious.com – skulls resource
Now here are some ideas on how you can integrate these skulls into vector illustrations:
Add some “brains” to the skull for an extra scary effect, some bandage, create a grungy background with type texture.
Combine different types of skulls into the illustration, add a blurry background, some wings and some vintage weapons.
Put some hair on your skull! Add some floral elements, some color and some type.
Create a pirate inspired illustration by adding a mast, some swords and some waves. Don’t be afraid to drive a sword through the skull or anything else for a more dramatic effect.
For a really scary result, place the skull on a baby angel. Add a scythe, some floral elements, some grungy text and there you have it!
Put some texture on your skull! In this illustration we have type texture on the skull and in the background, rays, a vintage font and a gloomy color.
Use floral elements to surround the skull, and make a composition of one big skull in the middle and two small one aside.
Who said that a skull can’t have eyes? Add a couple of big eyes with bloody veins popping out of the skull. Finish that with a grungy looking background, some text and two hands.
A skull with a beautiful background support made from baroque inspired floral elements, wings and vintage type.
Reinforce your skull! Put a mask on it, add some red looking textures, some type, a grungy background.
Replace the face of a woman with your skull, but leave her hair on! Add floral elements to complete the design. Color the woman so that she stands out in the illustration and leave the background in black and white.
Play with your skull! Create a reflection effect to it and make it more freaky! Add wings, vintage type, grunge texture and floral elements.
Give a grunge old feeling to your illustration, use pale vintage looking colors, add some rays, some splashes, and some swirls.
Give your skull a rusty appearance by using brown and orange grunge textures, add some groovy rays on the background, finish it up with some text and some floral elements and swirls.
This a more abstract way of integrating a skull into a design. If you want to be out of the box, add some 3d arrows, some flags, some splashes and florals. You can also make the illustration in black and white and one color.
Create a vintage looking illustration by adding some old wood texture, a pair of wings, some detailed floral elements and finish it by making it black and brown.