Well, I’m not entirely sure how I might be able to draw without having a drawing studio. For the most part, when I draw I use only basic elements, but I do do some things like use marker, and that gets pretty complicated. I learned how to draw this way a while ago. I think I’ve come full circle. I don’t draw all that much anymore though…
How did the idea come for your tattoos?
I just saw something of a pattern. That’s really what inspired this project, really. I was in New Jersey and saw a lot of people doing tattoos, and I remember feeling compelled to find a style that reminded me of them. Like, if someone got a tattoo and they are using that style, what does that represent? For me, this is a way to find that thing, because there’s only so much I can do with my art. It really is about finding that thing.
How long has it been since you’ve drawn a piece?
Well, this is the first time. I’ve had it just a few hours.
Is it your favorite design (other than the cat)?
I’ll admit, the Cat on the shoulder I haven’t drawn before. In fact, it’s one of my least favorite… I think most designs are really nice, but, I think this one was just a different, but beautiful interpretation.
Did you pick the ink colors or the background designs?
A lot of the stuff I’ve done, I’ve found really interesting color combinations that are unique to me. This one definitely didn’t come out of my skull.
How long did it take to create the pieces and can you explain how you made these pieces?
I started by picking a single color that I felt was going to represent the image I wanted to paint. I drew the image into a blank canvas in Photoshop, and then proceeded to paint in whatever elements I wanted. I used black ink here, a ton of pastel colors, and the most beautiful ink on earth, because it reminds me so fondly of my early days as a tattoo artist. The idea was to make something beautiful without being too commercial and with just the basics. It’s not a masterpiece, and I hope it isn’t too hard for any new tattooer to follow.
It’s clear this work was very personal. It was done while you were doing other projects and I’m sure you didn’t feel free to keep that
drawing and painting lessons, free online art courses universities, acrylic painting courses online, the virtual instructoryoutube, types of portrait drawing