New for 2015: "Tattoo"
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 skketched 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.
I first sketched the piece out in my A5 notebook. I scanned in my rough pencils, retouched them and scaled them up to A3.
I drew the illustration using 0.05 - 0.8 Unipen Fine Line technical pens, I then edited and coloured it in Adobe Photoshop CC and Abode Illustrator CC with a Wacom Intuous 3 tablet.