Newington, CT

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Doodle VI- SexTurtle

I finally got to finish this guy.  I sketched this up maybe 6 months ago and then lined it maybe 4 months ago. I was holding out starting to paint it because I wanted to wait until I got a better grasp with the watercolors.  This is what I came up with.   7 by 10 watercolor:

Key Series #3

A doodle for Alex Vidaud (  I've been friends with Alex for a number of years and was able to work beside him for 2 and had the privilege of getting tattooed by him...a lot. I started getting tattooed by him back when he was an apprentice.  Now I am getting some of those very pieces lasered off... FUCK

But anyway I did a key for for him.  I did a vintage themed key and snagged a goodwill price tag for it and bought the frame for it from goodwill too.  He's a fan of ugly sweaters and thriftstore tchotckies too.  So here it is.  Its probably 10 by 13 inches and done with watercolor as well!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Davids Dagger Doodle

Ok, so this one needs a lot of back story.  About maybe 2 years ago we hired David Page at Nautilus Tattoo.  Super nice dude who does amazing tattoos.  Kind of reminded me of Buddy the Elf with a love of horribly offensive jokes.   One day David was showing me his folder of drawings that people never came in to get tattooed and he pulled out one that gave me a boner.

So about 3 weeks later he tattooed it on my stomach.  The outline took about 6 hours to complete. This is what it looked like:

I love hair bras by the way... Anywho, we never got to finish it because David moved back to St. louis maybe 2 weeks after we got the outline done.

So maybe a year and half passes and I stayed in pretty constant contact with David.  He ended up painting this super insano painting and I got this in the mail one day:

  Its massive, its colorful, its just my type!

Then I decided to get my stomach fucking finished.  Enough time had passed and figured should just man up and have it worked on again.  SOOOOO I booked a flight down and had myself an appointment.  But I was determined to have something equally awesome painted for David.  So, I started sketching and after working for a few weeks I had this painted up:

I mailed it off to him and a few days later I got an email from him pretty much saying "THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME! I LOVE IT!  YOU NEED TO BE TATTOOING WITHIN A YEAR"

This is definetly my biggest undertaking so far with watercolor.  Its probably 18 by 25 inchs... maybe bigger.

p.s.  as a side note I flew down to St louis and got tattooed for 12 motherfucking gump ass hours!  This by the way is what I looked like, a completely fried out individual who had no idea or comprehension of what was going on by the end of this session... Thank you David and I hope to see yea back at Nautilus and working beside you once again!

Doodle V

A fun little rose watercolor, probably 3 inch by 3 inch.  I did a wash of Tobacco Brown over it first and was happy how it tinted everything.