Thursday, June 28, 2012

Out of the frying pan...

Damn. maybe I'll get back to a regular schedule here soon. no promises tho. there are many, many things that need to be taken care of before the old Blog... But since I do have a bit of time, and a few cool things to show off, why don't we do that. First off, a bit of news...

The depths of summer and here in Phoenix, and true to form, it's hot as hell around here. So things slow down a bit as people hit the pool, or the lake, or do some travelling. This tends to be a slow time for us AZ tattooists, as we try to keep the work flowing. But there is some kick ass stuff going on, just around the corner.

The Timeless Ink Tour hits Phoenix, the 13th-15th of july, and The Artistic Crew will be there, showing off what we can do, and rebuilding the reputation of our Shop (not our fault, but we got to fix it anyway)

I should do more of this kind of stuff...
So This first pic here is of some portraits I had done a while ago in pencil, these were to show the clients what I could do. Sadly though, they never even came back to look at the drawing I did. which I felt turned out well enough. This kind of stuff isn't easy either, hours of careful interpretation to ensure that the people in these pics are represented respectfully. Still though, I can always show them off here!

This is a recent piece, still not done, but still solid enough I wanted to show it off. The concept is a flower piece but a bit more graphic than representational. the next session we'll be doing more with the teal flowers underneath everything and building up the contrast in the lillies.

And certainly not least, the Tiki Sleeve I have been working on. first stage of color. This piece will be quite the massive undertaking, the design and color key took about 18 hours for me to compose and draw out.

Well, this is some of the stuff I have been working on (the portraits are old, But I'd really like to do more)
Other than working on the Art, I've been diligently working on Artistic Tattoo with my kick ass crew, as we rebuild one of the oldest shops in Phoenix, and establish a new more professional reputation. I got a couple pics here to show off of the shop as well. 

And that is it for this week. Thanks for reading! Perhaps I will be back next thursday with another post. I sure hope so at least.

Friday, June 22, 2012

where have I been?

I've been working on a lot of tattoo projects and managing Artistic Tattoo, it's been a bit time consuming lately, so I havent worried much about trying to post here until I had more time. I dont. but I figured something ought to be put up here.

perhaps a picture or three would be nice...

Sparrows and Pistols. 

Luna Moth - Kite, still WIP This piece is a collaboration between myself and Mule, an artist I work with and a long time friend.

This is a Moth designed by Brian Froud, famous for his work on the Dark Crystal, and squished faeries.

A very fun little coverup.

I havent had the time to prep or watermark any pics, so here theses are in the Raw. I don't even have the time to add captions. perhaps I'll do that later. (I added the captions the day after posting this)