Posts Tagged ‘snow queen tattoo’

andy’s dragon is finished! Well, for now, he’s thinking about adding another dragon in blue at the bottom, like a yin and yang

and Coco’s back is getting there, we’re adding smoke and skulls to complement the fire, death and destruction theme  😈
sorry about the bad photo, all blurry

Scott’s dragon has entered the shading phase, more to go of course, and Scott has got some time left to decide if he want colour in the dragon, and if so, which ones!
The other alternative would be a black and grey dragon, which also looks good, and is quicker to do.

the next day i worked a bit more on Davie’s warrior sleeve, another session to finish the samurai should do it, then a shorter session to tie up any loose ends.

And Ryan got his snow queen sleeve finished! This was started a while ago by our artist Lesley, before she moved back to her native France. I took over, and hopefully the change in style isn’t too noticeable. (lesley did the main figures and flowers on the forearm).
we had a wee gap on the elbow left to fill, and we chose a cute cat from the book, it fits the gap and is part of the story, perfect  😀
this sleeve is a problem to photograph, there are so many little details to take in that a picture of the whole length of the arm can’t do it justice. I should ask Ryan to pop back in when it’s all healed to get photos of close ups and better ones of the whole thing.

happy belated Friday the 13th everyone! Nothing particularly bad or even extraordinary happened to me, it’s all hype, I tell ya…. 😀

Emma came to see me in Tribe 3 to get some more colour and flow added to her fairy piece, we did it a year or two ago, and she’d been thinking of extending it onto her shoulder a bit to finish it off, so that’s what we did.
The fairy artwork is by the amazing Brian Froud, he did the fairy books and the squashed fairy book, an amazing and entertaining, check it out if you don’t already know his stuff.
this link takes you to his home page, and Emma’s fairy is there peeking out at you at the top

Then Simon was in, we are working on a cover up, he’d had some lasering done and that has helped a lot. Still quite a bit to go on this one

the next day Roz and me drove through to Glasgow, where we had a very full house, Simon, Raffi and Bru were working in the basement studios, upstairs we had me, Tim and Roz, with mark doing the piercing. Phew! Glad wee Maggie was there to help out on reception. This has been a surprisingly busy January for us, not that anyone is complaining of course!! 😀
Tribe 2 is quite the beast when it’s firing on all cylinders.

I had Ryan in, we are still working away at his snow queen sleeve, there is a crazy amount of detail in this, the artwork we are working from is insanely dense in places, and we are having to simplify quite a bit, without losing the essence of the piece. It’s time consuming, but the end result will be so worth it.

And the return of Scott, he was only in on wednesday there, but we knew he was in again soon, so we divided up the half sleeve so that we could continue to work without going over newly tattooed skin. Today we concentrated on the underside of his upper arm, leaving the outside well alone.
it’s a memorial tattoo for his mum, so we included her dates in the clouds