Artwork, Illustration

Tattoo You: Nerdy Tattoo Designs Part 2

If there’s one thing I love it’s video games! If there’s two things I love it’s nautical tattoo designs and video games. I’m always thinking of fun tattoo ideas that would not only look nice as a piece of body artwork, but could be framed and hung on a wall.

 

I made a series of fun, clean, nerdy Tattoo Illustrations that I will be showcasing in the next few posts. Each illustration was made by hand using pen and paper, and a variety of markers including Prismacolor, Copic, Sharpie, and others.

 

In a previous post, I showed you a pokemon-inspired illustration. Here is another…a personal favorite. I always picked Charmander for my starter pokemon (My sister chose Squirtle, and my brother was a fan of Pokemon Yellow when it came out). That fire salamander holds a place in my heart, so I decided to feature Charizard in this Nautical-Tattoo-Inspired illustration.

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In progress: adding detail to the scales.

 

This illustration was inspired by epic Japanese-Style Dragon tattoos. I embellished the design of Charizard with scales and more dragon-like features. The iconic flame on his tail is further stylized. The banner can be left blank, or could be filled with an important date or phrase.

 

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The roses contain the starter pokemon pokeballs. They could make a lovely tattoo on their own.

The finished illustration (unframed) is available in my Etsy Shop. You can purchase prints in various sizes too!

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The finished piece. Framed and hung. 

Artwork, Painting

New Artwork: Sneak Peek 1

I know I mentioned the “Piece Riot” art show the other day, and I would like to share one piece I’ve been working on for the show.

I think it’s a fun way to have some FUNctional artwork in your home. I’ve made a small chalkboard AND art piece that has a small dragon to the side. I think I’ll be adding a small cloud at the top or bottom opposite the dragon…but we’ll see. You can write on the black parts with chalk!

I plan on finishing the back and putting a small “hook” of ribbon on the back from which to hang the piece. It can be used as a little message board OR just to hang as art. Wipe clean with a slightly damp cloth. Paper towells will leave a little bit of paper pieces when used to clean the surface.