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Pandas, Art, and Video Games

I had a day off on Thanksgiving.  We ate at my sister’s house and then I fell asleep on her couch.  A couple days before Thanksgiving I started work on the big Panda Bear eating baseball bats. It went smooth, no problems – close to three hours.  I think I have about an hour and…

Putting in the Time

We’re getting close to the end of a full sleeve. I was able to fill a good portion of my client’s forearm with this menacing woman. I didn’t get completely finished with her. After 3 and a half hours we were both getting hungry. I was happy with the progress. I reversed the design last…

Rawwrrr!

Look at that big ole cat! I got in session number two and was able to get the rest of him finished in just under 3 hours. My poor client was hurting for certain! I think I primarily used a 17 curved bug pin magnum and my four shades of Empire whitewash inks. In our…

Beggars and Collectors

One of our local beggars paid my son and I a visit while we were parked at Sonic. A friend of mine calls him Paco, says he’s well-known in that area of town. Gary Oldman played four versions of the famous vampire in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  I started work on the third one. That upper…

Mining and a Turnaround

I have been avoiding checking reviews on my app since I first developed it 7 months ago out of pure fear.  A few days ago I looked for the first time and posted on the blog about how dismal they were.  There were only three reviews, and two of them were 1-star. I actually wasn’t…

Crosses and Flowers

The time change almost screwed me up on the additions to the Jesus tattoo.  I thought I had been working on his arm for three and a half hours, so when it was time to pay I almost charged him too much.  Luckily I realized I hadn’t set the clocks back in the shop yet….

Lines and Bad Reviews

Tattoos with hard lines have never been my specialty.  I tend to avoid them when I can.  Today’s session was a tattoo that was only lines – no color, no shading, just lines.  Well I got through it.  And so did she.  I think it was her first tattoo.  She heads off to Texas for…

Cosmic Stuff

Well I’ve fallen behind a bit as usual and today I remembered that I needed to update the blog. I got to show off my iPad Pro to a good friend today by sketching up this quick little design. Spontaneous art can be fun to do. I continued work on a sleeve a few days…

Back to Work

I got a new design drawn up for the video game villains piece that I think I am starting this week.  I had a server migration on both my website hosting accounts and I think it screwed up my email.  I had sent my client some wardrobe ideas a while back and a few weeks…

Some Time Off

I was supposed to go to Jarbidge yesterday but the guy I was going with forgot the days we agreed on and he ended up going there 3 days early. I wasn’t going to have a motel room and I would have had to drive an hour longer because he said I had to go…