Artifical cranial deformation

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I did a little study to improve my portrait skills, but since I quickly got bored with ordinary portraits, I decided to draw them all with artificially elongated skulls. Skull shaping was a custom many ancient cultures around the world practiced, weird as hell (and potentially dangerous) but pretty cool looking IMHO.

Read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_cranial_deformation