So. After a couple pictureless posts about finding a decent studio in LA, I'm back from California with mostly-healed work to show for it!
Sorry about the lighting in these, my house if funky and I'm taking pics off a Dell Mini. Pics beneath the cut are fairly SFW, unless bare thigh offends you. ( Read more...Collapse )
For those of you out there who aren't sure, or who are straight up scratching your head: Yes. Yes, that is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. On the top of my left thigh. Yes, I know it's an odd piece, and yes, I have a story.
I went to LA, on my first ever solo trip, clear across the country, for Botcon, the annual Transformers convention. I knew I wanted to get something done while I was out there to serve as a lifelong reminder of what wound up being the best week of my life. I've also been in a... Really dark place in my life the past couple years, and, at least for the week I was gone, it was like all of that just... Vanished. I learned that there really is a light, however small it might be, in every situation, no matter how dark. I wanted to get the Matrix done because of what it symbolizes in the Transformers mythos, and I wanted the quote because, well, it's possibly my favorite Autobot-centric quote ever, and it's deep in its own way. And it's about the Matrix, so it all goes together.
I'm beyond pleased with how it came out, as I was going for a more... Aged, not-quite-steampunkish look with it, and I feel that came across rather well. Done by Connor Garrity of Timeless Tattoo in Los Angeles, California. I'd recommend him, except for a couple small things: He's an EXTREMELY heavy-handed artist, and this piece was the most painful session I've ever sat through. I'm slightly concerned about a couple spots on this, around the outline and I'm still slightly bruised, but it's nothing my usual artist can't fix.
Oh yeah, I'm also the girl with the Decepticon leg sleeve in the works. Last time I posted pics, all I had done of my second big session on it was Skywarp's outline. Well, we finished him up a while back... ( Read more...Collapse )
All work there done by the amazing Phil Chambers of Hardwire Tattoo in Wilmington, North Carolina. I have another appointment with him in a couple weeks, to get Megatron done, and then Thundercracker on my birthday next month. Mmm, Transformers. <3