Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Portrait drawings 7/17/13

Well its been an eventful past month or so getting settled in at Colorworks. Ive gotten to spend time with my dad and sister, see some old friends, do some tattoos and be a pain in the ass to Tex :-) I am gonna do a watercolor flash sheet soon, ( I have the designs drawn out and everything) I am really trying to get this drawing pad filled up. Its got 50 sheets, and I'm 13 pages in. I would like to do some portraits tattoos eventually, but there are so many bad portrait tattoos out there, I DO NOT wanna be "that guy". So, practice it shall be.  I really need to paint a few of these, and maybe do a few in color (not crazy about color tattoo portraits ...but on paper) to expand my brain a little.

So here's a wolf that I did. Gonna do more animals, they are a much bigger challenge than faces. This one took at least a week.
Have you ever seen me angry? Technically this can be classified under "self portrait"

Mr Schrute. Not super crazy about how this turned out. meh.
This is humongous, I am not a security threat and my middle name is Kurt, not fart.

And Michael Scott as Prison Mike. Clearly,  I love The Office.
Do you really expect me to not push you up against the wall, biatch?

Beetlejuice - this is my favorite so far. i feel like i say that every couple of weeks but really, as of right now, he is my favorite. Until I finish the one Im working on right now (hopefully)
I'll eat anything you want me to eat, I'll swallow anything you want me to swallow, so come on down and I'll...Chew on a dog!

Thats it for now. Im working on Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver and when i finish him and a couple others I will post. Or post Travis in a step by step. Yeah, step by step. Thanks for looking!!

As far as my schedule goes, Im pretty flexible as of right now. If you would like to get tattooed (new stuff/old stuff covered & fixed) email me or call me at the shop! I also have a book of custom drawings I would really like to do so if you are interested, let me know!

Wednesday thru Saturday
Colorworks Tattoo Studio
514 N. Royal Ave
Front Royal, VA

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

the motherload update: Back in Virginia tattooing

Yes! Its true! My favorite place to be, VA baby! I'm currently tattooing at Front Royal's oldest and most reputable studio... Colorworks Tattoo Studio. Before I go into gushing about it, lemme splain some stuff without spilling too much of my guts.

I knew I had to write this update. but I didnt want to write this update. My decision to come to Front Royal and work at Colorworks was actually something I've wanted to do for quite some time and started pulling a couple days at the studio before everything happened with my mom.  My mom getting sick tied in with all of this change of shops and its still pretty fresh so bare with me.

My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on April 25th after an accident at work. She was given a very grim diagnosis (weeks to a month without treatment, 6 months with treatment) Needless to say my whole world stopped. I pretty much only worked 2 days a week while in WV to spend as much time with her and my family as possible. Im glad I did. If I had known all we had left with her was a month I would have not even bothered tattooing at all, but spent every second in Front Royal with my family and her. On May 21st my mom took a chance and went in for surgery to remove the tumor from her brain. After many seizures and never regaining conciousness, she fell into a coma. She died on June 3rd.

even with a months warning that this was happening, it happened way too fucking fast.

While all this was happening I made the decision to say fuck it, and work in Front Royal at Colorworks. There are many things Ive learned from losing my mom, one of them being that there is no "right time" to do ANYTHING. There is no perfect opportunity. NOW is the time. Also, Death is a THIEF!

I am just now getting back to tattooing full time. Things are hard without my mom , but I have her with me always, in my blood and my sister and I share her spirit.

So many people rallied around my mom and our family during this time, and I will not soon forget those who looked after us, and her. THANK YOU!

I dont know how to close this so Im just going to say thanks for reading.
(guts still partially intact.)