Friday, July 30, 2010

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work"



Normally every fortune received inside a fortune cookie I think is 99.9% jumbalaya, but this one, I believe I'll hold on to.


Here's some photos for your eyes!






Did this tattoo on Kim, lots and lots of lyrics from a song. Not finished, more shading to come, just the linework so far!



A 'lil hammer tattoo!



A painting of Macey for Mel's birthday!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

L'Amour is in the air

Fun heart accompanied by swallow & flowers done on new client Ashley today! Boy, if sitting well during a tattoo was a competition Ashley would squash everyone she sat like an absolute champ. Any who, fun lining, fun coloring, fun people - all around enjoyment for me. I want to do tattoos such as this every day for....ever.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I think I saw a double rainbow today

Started some insane linework on this crazy Jesus half sleeve that a new client, Mark got! It's basically Jesus with an out of control beard, some crazy hands coming out of the beard (the beard being tentacle like and pulling them back in. Here's a little compilation of the piece, I know I'm not the best at doing these multi-view compositions, but you get the idea. And it's only linework so once the shading gets started I'll be more tedious and take better quality photos! It's a start though, and a fun one at that!




Oh! And p.s. good news tomorrow! I think I'm finally going to be able to post the painting I did! I just cannot reveal anything about it being a birthday gift for a certain somebody and ruining a surprises is ont in my agenda!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A fair face may fade, but a beautiful soul lasts forever.

It's exciting when I can't fall asleep at night because I just want to stay up and draw & paint. And that's how I know I'm being successful.



(still in progress)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Drunk Sloth

Today was excellent, calm - not too busy or overwhelming, yet not too disgustingly slow and unbearable.

I tattooed an astronaut on Jeff, and it was honestly one of the most enjoyable tattoos to do. A lot can be said for just line work and black shading - some whip - some not. So here's the best photo I have of it:


Then I did some words and filigree on Hannah, and it ended up being an All Time Low tattoo, so I figured I'd post that up here too to show some love!



Also, I hope when I get older my kids have this outlook on life.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Julio

Wish I had a disgusting amount of stuff to post, but I do not. Maybe that's a good thing.

Here's a **black & grey winged heart. These I rarely get to do in black & grey so why not show it on here. Sometimes I really don't mind the simple tattoos.


Miss Christina was so nervous for her first tattoo, but she ended up sitting unusually well of course.

Also I finished this stippling face a week or so ago! I'll always love anything pen & ink. Stippling is so fun to me because you get so wrapped up in it and once you step away and take a full look it's one of the most satisfying and accomplishing feelings.


I definitely think I'll be incorporating that technique into tattoos more often.

Cover up mania today!