The final(ish) line drawing. Tomorrow's the big day...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Well, pretty much a wrap for this one. Still might want to do a little dialing in on a few spots here and there...
It's been a really fun one and I like how things turned out. He sat great and we had a lot of fun. This is his second sleeve by me and all with in the last few years. I think he was even over 60 when we started, and I always enjoy tattooing people with some serious life experience...
(And he also burned me every Zatoichi episode and tons of other samurai movies)
Posted by b0t at 2:34 PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Starting this back piece pretty soon. Still have some sections to work out, but a few more versions and it should be there. Stayed up late the other night drawing and talking with Shad from Belgium, and really learned a lot and got plenty of inspiration for this piece. Check out his amazing traditional Japanese tattoo work at tattoobyshad.com. Hagoromo is a tennyo (buddhist angel) who wears a feathered cloak. It is a very old Japanese folk tale and famous Noh play. Looking forwrd to starting this one very much...
Posted by b0t at 12:01 PM
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Starting this one up tomorrow. Stencil for the head and draw everything else on. Rib piece, goes from the armpit to almost the knee. He already has a back piece with matching 1/2 sleeves and chest, so this will finish off the front then tie in the background and on to the other side. Wish me luck...
Posted by b0t at 2:18 PM
Stopped through Modesto on the way back from LA to visit tattoo legend Good Time Charlie Cartwright and his family. Feel privileged to have visited his home and shop. He is an amazingly creative and kind man, a true one of a kind. Loretta even got him out of retirement for a small tattoo...
Posted by b0t at 12:49 PM
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
A few more hours today and finished! Feel pretty good about making it happen in 3 sessions (considering he is well over 6 feet tall). He sat great both days, and on to the back in a few more months...
Fun week, two great clients coming from out of town for two day Foo Dog tattoo sessions.
Posted by b0t at 12:20 PM
Thursday, March 4, 2010
These were my two appointments today. Started both of these pieces last year. 1st color session for the Foo Dog rib piece. He's up from the city to get tattooed and will be back tomorrow for a few more hours (hopefully finish it). Only had an hour for the rooster and peony backpiece, so just the purple flower.
Posted by b0t at 1:06 PM