the project was to design a tattoo based on a maori story my brother sent me..
in the story there is a eagle with fiery wings, in his mouth he has a stingray, the stingray has a salamander in his mouth and the salamander has a crawfish in his mouth.. there is also a tikiface somewhere.
my brother's connection to the whole maori thing is that his wife's a real kiwi girl and he just came back after a long stay down under. taking advantage of having a little brother that loves to paint, he wanted to have this whole maori legend, tattooed in my own style.
so we started this project and this is the result: