Friday, April 20, 2012

This was a fun little project. I had recieved a commision at just the wrong time. It was a fun little idea that I wanted to fancy up. The original sketch was fine for what it needed to do for its purpose but for the sketch here I wanted to do more. I had to change a couple of things and the coat of arms was an actual coat of arms from Italy. I don't remember where from and I am sure it would be easy to find on the internet. The individual that asked for the work has some lineage back in Italy if I remember.

The best part of this little project was that he asked me to draw it and I thought I was doing it as a commissioned work but he was leaving at the time and there may have been a few other gifts to him and I think he thought it was a gift due to the timing I was giving it to him. I never did get paid on the job but it was a donation with a frame that was not all there and I didn't like the surface I was working on as it didn't take real well to the wet media I used. It was a fun project, I am still learning new things and having a great time doing it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I can't say I haven't done anything in the past month. I have finally finished with a request to draw a full leg sleeve tattoo. I will add again that drawing tattoos is not my favorite thing to draw in the world but as I make them more artistic and work at applying my own style in ways that make the drawings into works of art they become more to me than a prospective tattoo. I have asked for a few pictures from people that get the tattoos but I have yet to get any photos back.
This image was a midevil inspired one. The individual is from Puerto Rico as can be seen from the flag. He asked me for this one back when we were in Kuwait and I put it off till we returned to the states. I like the way it looks and he sounded super pleased. I was notified that he would be starting the line work to be done the following monday. I haven't received any photos back as I once again asked for some photos of the work in progress and of course the finished ink. I know I won't be getting any tattoos any time soon, but to each their own I suppose. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Side Tracked!

I am posting some items that I have helped my wife create. Although she is taking full credit for them I feel like it will be a good explanation of what I have been doing that has kept me from doing the painting that I love to do. We contracted out the embroidery here but the assembly was done in house. It was a wonderful experience. As you can see the really fancy ones were for officers and are the final product that will be given to the officers as they leave. The red and white one is the prototype that was made and without any certainty that it would be given to anyone I put my name on it so I am now the only lower enlisted dude to get a banner. Although I am not leaving any time soon, I was awarded my banner. I am more than willing to get one made for you if you want, the individual that did the embroidery is happy to make a buck. My wife doesn't charge too much to put it all together so if you are interested you will have to let her know!