Amongst the various mediums in illustration, one of the connections that occurs quite naturally is between ink drawing, and tattoo illustration. In the case of black and grey tattooing the similarities are especially clear to see. For this reason people wanting tattoos have often asked me to design them. One recent commission of this sort was this Japanese demon, or Oni, drawn at A2 to become a full back-piece.
Another interesting commission was undertaken shortly after completing the back-piece. The next was to design a half sleeve tattoo. It was inspired by an exhibition on the subject of death, and specifically based on one picture that had been seen. The image turned out to be a famous work by the Northern Renaissance artist and printmaker, Albrecht Drurer.