1 of 100 from Noah Scalin at Skull A DayApril 21, 2012
It seems only fitting that our first ‘real’ post as Craniophiles should pay homage to the King of skull blogs- Noah Scalin, curator of Skull-A-Day.
This pic is one of Noah’s own artworks and part of his current ‘100 skulls‘ project. We like this picture because Noah has captured some of the finer anatomical detail of the skull. The ‘cracks’ you can see above the nose on the cheekbones are facial sutures which are the places where your skull grows. And if you look deep into his eyes (sockets) you can see where our eyes head through the skull to meet our brain!
The holes on the cheeks aren’t just for decoration either, we all have them. The suborbital foramen (fancy name for holes below your eyes!) are channels for blood vessels and nerves to get through your otherwise impenetrable skull!
As the name suggests… they are a few more of these great paintings so follow the link to 100 skulls if you want to see more!