Here are some "step by step" pictures of a backpiece I just finished on Ashly. I wanted to take a photo of every session, but it slipped my mind after most of the appointments, so it's not quite every step.
Each session was roughly two and a half to three hours each. A few shorter, a few longer depending on our moods and schedules.
Here's what we had to work with. Since she already had some work from various tattooers, I had kind of an awkward space to work with.
She wanted to cover up the geometric shapes in the top left, but make everything else look like it belongs with what we were adding.
My first basic sketch
First day, outline done
Finally done, but I wanted to wail until the background wasn't so fresh to take good pictures.
Finished and about 2 months healed!! The whole process took about 8 months.
I've decided not to continue with the "in progress" artwork and painting stuff. Every blog I see these days is doing it, so it's taken all the interesting aspects of it away, in my opinion.
So, from now on, I guess it's just more self-serving promotion. Come get tattooed by me!! Buy artwork!!
I originally planned to paint these on wooden planks with acrylics, and I got mostly finished with two of them before realizing that they looked like total junk, so I started over with liquid acrylics on paper.
These are all hanging the entire month of June at my favorite bar and restaurant in Richmond, 821 Cafe.
-...and when i die, i want to go to hell-
roughly 22 x 37"
liquid acrylic on paper
(detail of tarot cards)
-Don't you remember every shitty thing that you've ever done?"
I've wanted to do an Aliens themed tattoo since I first started tattooing! Jeff Srsic did the top of her arm and I had the terribly difficult task of trying to "match up" with the style he did. 3 Sessions...about 12 hours total. I'd love to do some more tattoos like this!!!
I need to update more often! I have many, many things in progress at the moment, so i will be doing a huge update in a few months, as these tattoo projects get finished. I also have an artshow in June that I have been doing a lot of "in progress" photos for.
In the meantime, here are a few simpler things I have been doing, besides getting hit by cars on my scooter.
The first sketch (in greens) and line drawing for Spencer's day of the dead lady.