Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday 10th June 2012 - Tattoos!

I don't normally have many actual tattoo commissions. Too many people to count say on seeing my sketchbook; "gosh you should be a tattooist"; as nobody actually understands anything about it.

As soon as they realize that I consider illustration a career, and not something to do on lazy Sunday afternoons, and I expect to be paid for any work, even less offers come my way.

However, in the past 2 weeks, i've designed 3 tattoos, 2 of them today. So, this has been an unexpected burst of productivity.

Chest piece for a returning customer. Was fairly standard, the hardest part was getting the skulls a similar size and anatomical build, and still failed to some degree, but who said symmetry is the end aim?

Had what could be said a 'rough' guideline for this? HOWEVER, regardless of their roughness, it was an image, not a written guideline, so it was much easier to translate. New client, and from feedback, this is all good, so, 3 cheers for me.

Said rough guideline.

And the last one, this one is mine. Had the idea bubbling over about 2/3 years ago, and in the need for paper, I dug out an old sketchbook and rediscovered it. Still wanting it, I added some more stuff, changed some things, refined it and inked it up.

Shading still needs refining, as I'm not too certain what will look best. However, the design in and of itself I like.

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