PEN ON PAPER - The Skull : Five Strange Facts About The Human Skull

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Towards last year ending and early January, I was engaged in different activities and I wasn't chanced to finish up this piece. However, currently, am beginning to settle down and getting chance to work on this piece - it's all about the human skull.

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For many years, artists have been captivated by the human skull. From renaissance vanity paintings to modern day art and tatoo, images of the skull remind us of death and that life is short and the time to live our dreams is no other time but now.

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For an artist working today, understanding how to draw the human skull is no difference and less important than it was centuries ago. It is partinent to note that the bones of the skull shape the features of our characters and hold the muscles which create the subtle facial expressions that bring our drawings to life.

Therefore in the process of finishing this drawing, I bring you 5 weird facts you probably didn’t know about the most important feature of the human skull.

1) The human skull is full of HOLES

Besides the peeper hole, and the pie hole, the skull is full of tiny holes called foramina. These openings allow for the passage of the nerves and blood vessels that innervate the face. The largest hole in the skull is where the vertebral column joins the base of the skull, and is called the foramen magnum.

2) There is a difference between the brain case and the skull cap

In anatomical terms, the brain case includes these bones - sphenoid, frontal, ethmoid, occipital, parietals, and temporals. These bones combine together to make the case that protects and encloses the brain. However, when anatomists study the calvaria, or skull cap, they do not consider the ethmoid or sphenoid bones, that close up the base of the skull. They are the bottom two bones and without them, the brain case becomes the skull cap.

3) Teeth are not considered to be bones of the skull

There are two main groups in which the bones of the skull are divided into: the bones of the cranium, and the bones of the face. 8 bones make up the cranium, and 14 bones make up the facial skeleton, but the teeth are not considered to be bones of the skull.

4) There are fractals in every human skull

There are some jiggly and wiggly little lines between the bones of the skull. They are called sutures, and they are ridiculously long! They may not look it, but they are. One can't tell exactly how long they are, and it turns out they are impossible to measure exactly. You could use a measuring tape to get a straight line length from one point to another, but that measure wouldn’t account for all of those tiny little wiggles. The sutures of the skull are actually fractals, and measuring fractals is best left to the experts in mathematics.

5) Human skulls look different depending on what part of the world they come from and depending on if they are male or female.

Though we all have the same 22 bones in our skulls, their size and shape are different depending on our race and sex. A trained anatomist or anthropologist can tell the difference in a single glance. However, the skulls we see most often are of Asian decent because most anatomical specimens come from that part of the world.

In conclusion, we all are greately and wonderfully made. For the artist like me, there is always beauty to be found where most others see only death! The human skull is an amazing piece of evolutionary design, and it’s a design that every serious artist should know backwards and forwards, up and down.

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What an awsome drawing of a human skull 💀 ! The details you did here are phenomenal friend. I love the black background, it looks amazing. I hope I don’t miss seeing the final work done. I just happened to think about you tonight before I’ve decided to sign off for the night, I’m so glad I had seen this, keep up the good work my dear friend ❣️

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It's been a while you check out on my blog. Nice to see you around once again. Thanks for your kind comment

Dear @maxijgcomm

I hope you don't mind this comment as it's a little off-topic.

I'm not sure if you've noticed already but your SP has increased lately. I have managed to get support from a few people who seem to appreciate my work here on Steemit and are interested to see our community grow.

Those 3 guys delegated together almost 4000 SP to a group of around 80 people I support and that includes you! :)

a) majes.tytyty
b) devann
c) boxcarblue

You can check your own delegations using this link:
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It obviously took me some time and effort to organize and get them on board. Plus they are using their own resources so ... I can only hope that you will invest some of your own time and effort to show them your support, appreciation/ say thank you etc. And if you enjoy their content then please also try to drop some valuable comment.

After all we need people like them if we want this community to grow stronger. So I hope I can count on you.

In the meantime I'm having a talk with 2 other people and one witness, who may also join my efforts and make some extra delegation :) Fingers crossed :)

Yours
Piotr

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Wow! That's a great effort by you. Thank you very much. Am grateful.

I have seen the delegations you made and the two others but I cant really determine how many steem power they are. I hope you tell me how to do that.

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Dear @maxijgcomm

Thank you for your kind words :)

perhaps you can use http://steemworld.org/ to check your delegations

You're very responsive which is absolutely great and steemit community surely will benefit by having you here.

ps.
As you may already know, every weekend Im sending one memo with some recommendation to quality posts related to blockchain technology. I hope you don't mind receiving it.

I would always appreciate if you could show your support towards promoted authors (mostly by droping some valuable comment). But please don't ever feel pressured.

Im always only grateful to those who can support my efforts. But I fully understand that we all have our lifes and responsibilites outside steemit.

Yours
Piotr

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Thank you too for introducing great steemains to me. And I dont mind you dropping some memo to me. It helps me to get the pdate fsrom you.

I would be more responsive when I get a new device. Currently am not that active because my device is faulty and its batter doesnt last longer.

Thank you for always being there...

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Dear @maxijgcomm

Thanks for your reply.

Also please keep in mind, that I'm always happy to help get some extra exposure to those who are the most supportive towards rest of our little crypto community here on Steemit. I can help you as well in the future :)

Especially if you would post valuable content related to blockchain.

I would be more responsive when I get a new device. Currently am not that active because my device is faulty and its batter doesnt last longer.

hopefully you will manage to fix that issue

Yours
Piotr

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Alright. Thank you very much.

I like the fractals part :)

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Ohh really? Because of the jiggly and wiggly lines that cannot be measured...I guess

a good work friend I congratulate you this very well textured the color of the pen, keep going friend.

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Thank you so much friend.

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