For my new art for 2015, I wanted each new piece to have a bolder thematic concern or a stronger narrative.
I wanted to create a piece that signified strength. In art history, the large cats like the Lion, the Tiger and the Puma were used to symbolise strength. After further rough work, I sketched out an idea based upon a tiger or lion growling - one thing that came to my mind was a large and intricately detailed tattoo.
I researched vintage tattoos and vintage pattern work, to bring a bold and more graphic look to my concept.
I selected a cleaner and simpler pallette to color the final piece, while also using my Wacom tablet to redraw and add elements, closely following my original drawing. The original drawing was done using pencil and technical pen on marker paper.