Nouveau roses

A bit more progress on Jessica's roses. Nouveau was the very first artistic style that I fell in love with. It feels nice to get back to it. Focusing on beauty and flow while designing can be one of the most zen-like experiences I ever get.

Nouveau roses outline, 2 hours. 

Nouveau roses outline, 2 hours. 

Black and Grey Octopus Leg Sleeve Tattoo

Black and grey octopus half leg sleeve tattoo

Black and grey octopus half leg sleeve tattoo

      This was a project that I've been working on for a few months now.  Around the time I got my Wacom graphics tablet Zach emailed me with  an idea to tie an octopus in with a pre-existing tattoo of an anchor which made this my first digital drawing.  My goal was to mix a strong graphic style inspired by Art neauvou, with some soft and  subtle semi-realistic texture

      I want to thank Zach for such a fun piece and letting me have creative reign. The anchor was done by Chris Peplow (an amazing tattoo artist that you should really check out) who works with me at Eye of Jade in Chico,CA