Monday, March 19, 2012

more attempts at traditional tattoo flash style designs...with bonus Skyrim screenshots

what a mouthful. thats what she said.

things have been busy as hell at the studio as of late and I havent had much time to do many paintings. Im still catching up on some scragglers (drawings I need to get done) to be completely caught up from my Sick Week of WTF.

So here are two, and I feel like a bamma because I only have two to share but I like them both alot, it definitely feels like I was taking my time and not just banging them out.

so heres an 8x10 I finished the other day , an old school rose junx
like my giant stamp in the corner? i need to make a smaller one.
 Im still working off the Strathmore watercolor paper, I have a whole pad of Arches I got for my birthday I havent even opened yet, Im whittling down my other paper and making sure Ive got a good hang of things before I break out the good stuff ;)

and heres another 8x10 I finished last night
who so blurry?
A traditional tattoo style horseshoe and some flowers. You can definitely tell a girl did this. that is not a bad thing :) I dont know why the photo of this came out so blurry, it probably has something to do with the fact that Im lazily using my droid instead of my camera to take pics. oh well.

So thats pretty much it, just busy tattooing and drawing tattoos, painting when I can for right now. Also took a shit ton of hermit crab pics, I changed their substrate last week so they are discovering all over again. Maybe a hermie post soon, and  There is one thing I kinda miss since Ive been painting so much....


slaying dragons and taking their SOULLLLLSSS

healing myself with wizardry

learning new languages
hiking in the wilderness with my mercenary
and this:
just standing around and being awesome, really.

I miss playing Skyrim. Maybe tomorrow I can get some hours in. *sigh* <3

thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ode to Virginia and a couple more

Here are some more water color paintings Ive got for sale. these have been done for a couple weeks, Ive just been out of commision (sick as fuck...for a WEEK = 7 days!) and getting back to being human again, and my first week back to the shop I super busy tattooing. So I havent had a chance to post , much less paint anything new. I have drawings to catch up on so ill try and make this one quick (psh. unlikely).

Looking at these I see how far im actually veering from tattoo flash images, and though I want to try new things, i still really really want to paint old school tattoo images. I will start on that this week, for sho. In the meantime, here's these junx. If anyone is interested in these hit me up ( or on facebook ) for pricing and details. Im flexible.

flowery floating lady head

 8 x 10 Maiden type of girl, not really tattoo flash style neither in the technical sense or the composition, but I have been looking at alot of art nouveau images, and wanted to try something different. I started her a day or two before I got sick, and didnt even work on her while I was out of commission. Probably the last day of the "vacation" was when I started up on her again. I hate stopping and starting because I feel like I lose momentum, but I didnt really have a choice.

gypsy girl, delicious bloody moon and a raven.  

 This was for the Deadly Sins show, its pretty big (for far)  11x16 or 11 x 14 something like that. I cant remember the exact measurements, its at the shop and Im home at the moment. The more I look at my own stuff the more I hate it, but I like this one and the one below best out of these three. The painting is a good size, I like the ominous bird on her head and the composition. I think the bandana took the longest. maybe its pretentious as fuck to critique my own work? moving on....

Virginia: Born and Bred, Made and Paid.

This one was for the show too, Ive been wanting to get a Virginia tattoo for a while but have not had the opportunity, time, or desire to get tattooed in a while (waiting for all three to coincide is like waiting for the planets to align...thats a whole 'nother issue). We have the apple there, a shmancy cardinal, some dogwood flowers and of course, and our state motto. Also a heart, not big enough to encompass my three anchors... Herndon, Front Royal and Leesburg  but close enough for me! My favorite state in the union, Virginia.

Which brings up a little factoid : apparently Sic Semper Tyrannis is actually mistranslated. Alot of people think it translated to "Death to Tyrants" where as it actually means "Thus Always to Tyrants" and our state flag is a woman with her foot on a man she has killed . With the image, I would wager its "Death to Tyrants" but I dont speak Latin and I skim when I read (Wikipedia). 

Either way, according to my translation Virginia wants us to let our titty hang out while slaying some bossy assholes. Sounds like a good time to me.