Tattoo testing 123
May 23, 2011 § 4 Comments
I never draw tattoos, even for my friends. Having your artwork on somebody’s skin is quite an honor. To me, it is more of a burden and responsibility. The problem is that most artwork never gets rendered in the way that it should by tattoo artists. If I had actual tattooing skills, I would be doing it all the time. The thought of someone else drawing my work, with a needle on skin, is awkward to me.
Lately though, I have been getting tons of requests. Enough requests to actually change my mind about doing commissions and start making some money off these sketches. The cool thing about drawing things for other people is the lack of attachment to the piece. I love everything I draw in my sketchbooks, but if it’s for someone else I seem to be able to let it go easier.
The picture above was an idea for a tattoo I had. My sister loved it and said it would work on skin. Some people get the strangest things on their bodies. I think I’ll stick with the basics for now. Black and white, plain and simple. Luckily, there are these magical things called microns to sketch until I can learn how to airbrush hibiscus flowers. Ha!