Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tattoo Commission

Tattoo design for a 3/4's sleeve
Now I'm not super into doing tattoo designs,
1: because I know tattoo artists like handling their own work. and
2: Because I don't expect the buy to pay much for a preliminary design.
But this was an exception. I was approached by a fellow artist who wanted me to combine Mucha with my own style. Having a full Mucha sleeve myself I thought this would be fun. So I took it on! I referenced the Flowers and the 3 girls from multiple Mucha books and added the rest.
It was really fun, the drawing is huge, 18"x24". It took me forever. I'm not used to drawing so much stuff in one composition, If you know my work you know what I mean.
It was fun to go back to one of my favorite artist and rediscover how f*ckn awesome he was!!!
I added some cool stuff like splatters and paint streaks just for fun, It wont be apart of the final tattoo, I'm just so used to "print" that I had to add stuff to it.


Daniel said...

I'm a huge fan of Mucha's work, so his style mixed with yours is a really awesome thing to see. Nice work

Carlos V. said...

WOW that is an awesome design!! Good work bro! Hows the comics business treating you?

Craig Phillips said...

Love it! Great design. And I love Mucha too! He rocks.

Tran Nguyen said...

I love the composition! My favorite artists from the Art Nouveau period are Mucha and Klimt.

James said...

i have to say its been worth the wait (2006 before your graduation i think), i was amazingly surprised when i got on here.

Sean Herman is going to be excited its done, he was excited to work with you on this.

i am still kind of speechless though (in a good way).

thank you again, more then you know

Ronald McMeekin said...

Any chance of seeing your ink?