Last night I finally finished up this big watercolor painting I'd been working on. Always a relief with large-scale watercolors to finish 'em and get 'em in a frame before I can spill something on it, someone rests their sandwich on it's luscious flat surface, my dog misreads her spatial perceptions and sleeps on it, etc.
This is actually a study for a piece in progress on my buddy, Trevor. After I started putting the original drawings together for his tattoo, I realized I could probably just rearrange it a bit, have a nice composition for a big painting, and be able to work out all the color theory and special effects in advance. You can check out the tattoo based on this painting under my portfolio page.
Last week I had the good fortune of landing this totally rad Sailor Jerry pinup piece. My client, Adam, is an ex-marine and currently an air marshall and had decided to get some big traditional pieces. I love doing large scale, bold, traditional style work and was glad to get the chance to work on this piece and hang out with him.
I'd love to work on some more traditional pinups so make sure to give me a ring in the shop if you've got anything in mind! There are also a couple of other new small pieces from the past weeks in my portfolio so check' em out.
witch city ink
All of us here from the shop will be featured in a Witch City Ink group art show for the month of November. Stop by our favorite local cafe, Front Street Coffeehouse, during the next month and check it out!
Witch City Ink Group Art Show
Front Street Coffeehouse
20 Front Street
Salem, MA 01970
Resident shop apprentice, Micah, has one of his drawings featured in the recently published book, Skull Book Volume 1. Collecting together black and white artwork of skulls by tattoo artists around the world, the first volume of the Skull Book ranges from realistic and representational work to stylized and abstract pieces.
Micah contributed the following ball-point pen drawing from an on-going series he is currently pursuing. Keep your eyeballs on their site, www.skullsbook.com, for information on the publication of their second volume, in which Micah has four more featured drawings.
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As the shop apprentice, Micah is always looking for some smaller and simpler work to flesh out his portfolio. Make sure to give us a ring in the shop here or send us an email if you think you have a piece that would suit him well!
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Just last Sunday I got to tattoo this black and grey warthog skull on my buddy Trevor's arm. Trevor is one of my favorite Salem locals, a super metal dude with a big beard who rides around in our bike crew every day and I was psyched to get a chance to start some work on his arms. After tattooing a bunch of cartoon characters on his legs, he finally gave me the go-ahead to start work on filling up his arms with black and grey skulls, demons, zombies, and really anything else along those lines. We settled upon this warthog skull I drew up for him and got to work fleshing out some gaps in his sleeves.
;m always looking for some smaller, simpler pieces to help flesh out my portfolio. I'm currently pushing towards a more traditional style, so make sure to give me a ring in the shop here if you have anything in mind!