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Tats and Drawings

Tats and Drawings

I drew this recently just to practice using high contrast and work on my design skills. I found an old photo online that I used as reference of a woman who I think was Cindy Crawford. I did an elk tattoo for a wilderness-themed forearm sleeve. Adding more next session. I spent 4-5 days drawing…

Covers and Designs

Covers and Designs

I started another classic horror movie piece beginning with Hannibal Lecter from the movie Silence of the Lambs. She already had the moth from the poster tattooed on her forearm so we put Hannibal right next to it. I’m also going to add Jason Voorhees, Mike Myers, and Ghostface Killer. This one took about two…

Athena

Athena

I had a request to draw the Greek goddess Athena based on a tattoo design the potential client had found. I spent some time trying to change the design enough so it wasn’t a copy, changing the helmet, face, and altering the outer design motif. Taking on a tattoo design based on an extraordinary tattoo…

Fire Fighting

Fire Fighting

I finished up the firefighter tattoo with a late night 3-hour session and filmed it all. I spent the next two days editing the new footage with the old footage and cutting 7-hours down to 45 minutes.  I uploaded the video to my YouTube channel last night before bed. This morning I finished up a…

Dragons and Krakens

Dragons and Krakens

Our second session of the dragon heart design ended after I finished the coloring on the red dragon, which she said hurt way more than the lining. We now know it should take about two hours and fifteen minutes to complete the other dragon. My Disney Cruise client got another session in, but we were…

Videos and Tattoos

Videos and Tattoos

I set up three cameras and shot video of me working on the firefighter tattoo. All the cards in the cameras filled up after 3 hours so I decided to stop the session and finish it in a couple weeks. I really want to capture the entire session on video. I spent a couple days…

Pixar, Poppys, and Damn Apple

Pixar, Poppys, and Damn Apple

I got Rex and Bullseye worked in to the Disney sleeve. Next session I’ll start Buzz Lightyear, then we’ll move downward with some Pirates of the Caribbean stuff and Nightmare Before Christmas. My neighbor came in for her 4th session and got some poppys added to her floral piece. Next time will be some daisies…

Eating Income and My Mug

Eating Income and My Mug

My client with the video game character piece always pays with a check. When I was ready to deposit it, I couldn’t find it. I tore my house apart looking. I went through my garbage. Eventually I located a few fragments that I was able to identify as the check.  I concluded that the puppy…

Invites and Large Pieces

Invites and Large Pieces

Yesterday I came so close to finishing the lion family piece. But alas I think I need another hour with it. I added more mane up top because the client said the lion looked like he had a mullet…and he was right. Looks better now. Last week I made more progress on the horror movie…

Bronson and Pain

Bronson and Pain

This was a fun hand tattoo I got to do last week. I am curious to see how it will look after it is healed since hand tattoos are known for fading a lot during the healing process. I spent an entire session on the lion family tattoo just adding mane from the daddy lion…