Been messing about on some down time and doing sketches of things, been really feeling the Tattoo vibe at the moment and a while backsaw a tattoo with the old dagger through it and wanted to do something similar, I normally use strokes in illustrator for outlines but this time i thought i’d try using the pathfinder tool and layer up the grads and colours to get a bit more of a non-uniform feel. I love the Tank girl style artwork.
Tank Girl is a fantastic british talent, responsible for Amazing artworks like the Gorillaz, Tank girl (Obv.), working with publications like the face.
Check him out well worth a ganders!
With this drawing i just spent a little bit of time playing around.Not really gona use it for anything just thought i’d put something up for the time being, and have a little bit of a chat.
Moving on from that sketch brought it in to Illustraotr and traced it out and added some nice like scratch marks and grads to give it that comic book feel.
Next i wanted to do some classic Tattoo style additions so i went ahead and drew a couple of roses. The tricky part for me was to remember that the key is in the detail but not to get too lost in it!
The petals are built up and layered upon each other meaning that grads and more detail can be added once the overall shape has been formed. Still need to work on the stems and water/blood drips and get some nice shading in the petals themselves. Again, you can see that i have simply used a stroke here, which gives it a really clean and uniform appearance. Not sure if i am going to change this or not yet but i need to have a play about when i get some more free time… Who knows i might even make it a tattoo for myself one day… This is nothing amazing i know!, but i am hoping that little by little i will learn and become better!..Ta