Monday, 26 November 2012

IF Whiskers

                                                                Size: 20 x 22 cms
                                                                Media: Tattoo Ink on Pigskin
                                                                Pens: Tattoo machines

I like to throw in something different now and again. There is a financial crisis in Spain and some of you may be aware that for the past two months I have been trying to teach myself how to tattoo as it is difficult to survive solely on the illustrations that I do and I need some regular income from somewhere else...still illustration, but on skin...with needles.
Its probably the most difficult medium that I have used to date and I have full respect for all tattooists.....when a mistake is made, it stays. I obviously cannot practise on human skin.It is fairly common amongst tattoo 'apprentices/wannabes' to use pigskin as this is physically quite close to human skin. What does this have to do with whiskers? Well some pigskin is hairy...this bit was and I had to shave it prior to tattooing it...otherwise Al Capone would have had whiskers.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

IF Tree

                                                                Size: 14 x 16 cms
                                                                Media: Pen and Ink
                                                                Pen: Sailor Sapporo
                                                                and Gillott 404

Thursday, 8 November 2012

100th Post

Thanks to all those who have followed or visited this blog and to all those comments...(you are funny guys!)
The truth is...this is my 100th post (that hasn't been deleted...I have deleted a few posts in the past!)..I must admit, in reflection, looking at the above doesn't look like much...but this IS just the first hundred and some of those above posts actually contained more than one fantastic artwork!!!. I'm not really one for commenting or celebrating landmark numbers...well I wasn't until now...But this is unpaid work...and I actually enjoyed it!!!!! Blah blah blah blah...

Sunday, 4 November 2012

IF Shy

                                                                 Size: 23 x 14 cms
                                                                 Media: pen & ink
                                                                 Pen: Sailor Sapporo