Today as a start since I had some spare time i thought Id post some pen outlines from my sketchbook. These are all watermarked as I don't want them stolen (paranoid I know) bit of extra effort but let me know what you think.
I have two basic skull outlines I use, I have called them Geoff and Ted. I started a painting ages ago of the Hula skeleton that only has then background at the moment. At this point a confession, I'm not very good with colour.... sometimes I colour my sketches in and it just looks wrong. I have tried to colour the flower skull page using colour theme to try and simplify it but it didn't work. I will hopefully post some sketches and finished small bits today, later on.
The Koi is something I try and keep practising, I found a very useful tutorial on Ink Trials Tattoo Forums (http://forum.ink-trails.com/Koi-Tutorial-t6873.html&hl=koi+tutorial).
Thought Id quickly post some pikkies of recent work in progress. I am planning on water marking finished items but not items in a development stage. Here are a couple of pen drawings and some ink skulls from things Ive started in my sketchbook.
The tattoo type sketches are for my own amusement really. When I graduated University (DMU, Leicester) last year in Fine Art I was unemployed for about 5 months and I started looking at tattoo drawing tutorials etc online. I am a fan of flash and tattoos generally so these are some that I have penned out but yet to be inked, I always get nervous at this point that I might make a mess of it so generally I scan the outline into my computer to re-produce if necessary.
The idea behind the ink skulls is the ace of clubs. I want to do some digital work producing all the aces in a pack of cards in an ink drawn fashion but printed on nice paper and produced in a set of 4. This was my first provisional sketch and I have also looked at fonts.
I have lots of other works in progress, swallow skeletons, skulls and Hawaii day of the deads so I will post again when I am more prepared lol. I only decided today I would start a blog and these are just images I had to hand.
Today is my first blogging day YAY!!! I have decided after being inspired by other peoples talents and work on the Internet and a difficulty in keeping in contact with people I have previously worked around in a studio at university etc, that this would be a good tool for feedback on my work and to also keep everybody informed of what I'm up 2 generally. I will try and keep this art and image based, but I do apologise if you get snippets of my general existenceas well. I don't do as much as I would like due to the obvious time based restriction. I am also hoping this will motivate me to do more!