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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tattooing cartoon elephants

I did this simple tattoo recently of 2 elephants facing each other and forming a heart shape with their trunks. This is the process I went through with the client:
First she explained her idea to me, she wanted a lower back piece, not too detailed, of two elephants and two palm trees forming a heart shape in the center. I then drew up a quick sketch for her to approve or disapprove. This was just a quick scribble to show what I had in mind. I explained to her that the image would be flipped, so that the elephants would be forming the heart shape that she wanted.

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She liked the idea, so I cleaned up the sketch flipped the image and used the copy machine to get the size that she wanted.

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Then we sat down and tattooed it.

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And there you have it.

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I am an Art Director/ freelance illustrator working in the Movie, Comics and Gameing industries. I have also provided graphics for advertisement companies and clothing companies. I am Currently working as Lead Artist for Soul Interface Studios (SIS) and always willing to discuss exciting new opportunities.