Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My new tattoo designing career!

Here's a brand-new tattoo design I was commissioned to create.

It's La Catrina, the 'elegant lady' from the Dia de Los Muertos folklore. About a year ago, I sold some Muerto comics to a person in Canada, and recently this same reader asked if I would create a piece of art to be used as a tattoo design. We tossed around ideas and settled on this image. After submitting a rough to the client, I then got approval for the final art. I'm sending the original art via mail tomorrow.

This was really fun to work on, especially knowing someone is going to have this displayed on their body! And I really like the simplified, iconic nature of the piece. I inked this using Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens (brush marker B & F). Something else to further explore in the future. Like I've mentioned many times, I look forward to creative expressions in various venues. Tattoo's are yet another.

By the way, somewhere I have a photo of a fan of mine with an El Muerto skull tattoo on their left shoulder! If I find it, I'll post it here.


Nah said...

I love it! Really great.

Chogrin said...

Your Catrina rocks!

Anonymous said...

That RULES! Congratulations on your new career as a flash artist!

I hope you'll be able to post a picture of the tattoo, too!