Friday, March 10, 2006

Tattoo- Illustration Friday



Tattoo- Illustration Friday. I can assure you I am not trying to be an eager beaver and post early. My grandson (3yrs. Old) is coming for the entire week end and I know I won't be able to accomplish much with him here . So here you have two of my early works. I logged in well over 10 hours of time on them.

They are done in pen and ink. (You'll notice in the crayfish I used a different ink in places- so sad). I am constantly asked to design tattoos because of the intricate pen and ink work I do. At first I took offense to it...Now, the thought of having my art on someone's body forever doesn't sound half bad!!!

39 comments:

Buza said...

Tattoos are cool- Your drawings are beautiful.

Saul Iscariot said...

They are great pictures, I love the line work. I'm not so sure what you mean by eager beavers, I'm just here to hear how great I am. ;)

Caroline said...

Wow you really do design tattos?

These are beautiful but I'd only consider them as transfers! (I don't fancy anything permanently marking me!)

Fleur De Lisa said...

your drawings are stunning and so intricate. I love the details!

georg said...

Although I myself wouldn't like to go with a frog at my body, I think your image is beautiful, brilliant. I like them very much. In a way they look alike the drawings in the old schoolbooks - because of their so many details

Majeak Ann said...

so many details..your drawings are stunnings as always! GREAT..this is great.

The Unknown said...

I can see how those would make great tattoos. Not for me. Needles scare me.
love

Ginger*:)* said...

These are truly beautiful!

Marie-Dom said...

These are two stunning drawings! I am in awe, really I am! And very very jealous. Beautiful work! Both made me smile with real pleasure.
MD
PS Thank you for visiting me.:-)

carla said...

The prcision of your work is so impressive! I can understand why people would want you to create tattoos! Both these illos are really fine:>

disappointed said...

such delicate work - i particularly love the crayfish

IdiotHead said...

These are wonderful. I love the intricate details. I can easily imagine someone having the crayfish on their arm.
8^)

yukoala said...

These are very impressive! You would make great tatoos for sure.

Tarik said...

Very nice :)

cocos said...

I think that you need to remove the "wanna-be" from your profile. This is great work, such wonderful detail. Thanks for the nice words on my blog.

pamela said...

i agree with the above comment, you are not a wanna-be artist!

i love the details. i love the pose of the frog in the middle, looking up.

(and thanks for the comment!)

MargaretR said...

Your work is terrific Ellen.

Laura said...

Thanks for your comment on my site. I love all your work and what beautiful details on your tattoo submission.

Lee said...

beautiful work as always...I can totally see your work as black and grey tattoos....in fact, your frogs would be good company for my gecko :)

have fun with the grandson...we just spent the weekend with our great nieces and nephew and it WORE us out! ;)

cosmos said...

Awseome Indeed! Do more.

creative kismet said...

Amazing detail! A wonderful illustration!

coffee81 said...

if you look at it closely, you might actually think it's breathing! Wonderful job with this one!

kaya said...

these would make awesome tattoos! I can see why people ask you to design them - very interesting...

Geninne said...

Amazing illos! Wonderful :) Have loads of fun with your little grandson.
Thank you so much 4 leaving a post on my blog :)

Jaimie said...

These drawings are amazing. What talent you have with pen and ink. I admire the time and work you have put into them

Suzan said...

Very nice! Great drawings.

Wee Cottage said...

What wonderful renderings. Awesome job. Very detailed!

Collin said...

Awesome! Both of them are wonderful. I've been asked several times to design tattoos as well. No need to take offense. There's some really bad art out there, but there's also some really wonderful stuff as well, and I can see that yours would be among the wonderful ones.

scribblesk said...

Extraordinarily detailed and intricately wrought! Lovely!

gayou said...

très beaux dessins aussi,thanks for your comment yours drawings are very nice.

tiffinix said...

Your drawings are fantastic! I almost got a tattoo of a lobster once - this one is amazing!! . . .I chickened out and decided to stay unmarked. But if I would have had your drawing as the reference I might have one now! Gorgeous!

Linda said...

Stunning!

steve said...

Amazing stuff Ellen!! How I love nature art too!

mareikestern said...

grandmas doing tattoos is a really amazing idea. i love it. may i intrusively ask how old you are?

aoisart said...

Wow! Great drawings! These are interesting subjects for a tattoo!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

awesome work of art!

Ian T. said...

Excellent nature line art!

chillies and chocolate said...

Ellen, your pen and ink drawings are always so amazing. Thirty eight comments too! And deservedly so.

arvindh said...

Wow! These look so realistic - fantastic depiction! I am sure people would be proud to wear these as tattoos!

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