My sweet friend, Mackenzie, found this amazing skull in the woods. She spent a lot of time getting it cleaned and bleached before I started working on it. Once she was finished with all of that, I started painting layers upon layers on it. Then I used a technique called impasto painting, in which the palette knife strokes are clearly visible, to complete the look.
I would be more than happy to decorate another skull if anyone has one they want to bring me. I do not participate in any of the cleaning though...to be honest it kind of grosses me out!