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My new tattoo design

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Vfox, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Vfox

    Vfox Arachnobaron

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    Sorry if this isn't exactly the right spot for this, but it's related to the forum I guess, lol. Anyway, I've been planning on a back/shoulder tattoo involving insects/arachnids for the past few years. Well I finally got the outline work started today and will get background and shading work started next week. What do you guys think? Does anyone have any related tattoos to share? I love ink and this is just a permanence of my obsession with the invertebrates of our world.

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  2. Very nice. You have a good tat guy (girl?). But...where's the tarantula?!?!?! :tongue:
     
  3. spydrhunter1

    spydrhunter1 Arachnolord Old Timer

    Nice work...did you do the design yourself? Been thinking of getting a bug tattoo for awhile now.
     
  4. Vfox

    Vfox Arachnobaron

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    Haha, well believe it or not I don't own any tarantulas. D: It's one of the few critters my wife refuses to allow in the house...I think the wolf spider infestation we deal with each fall kind of ruined spiders for her.

    As for the design, I planned it out and my tattoo artist drew it out. I'm an artist and I do work with insects quite often but I left it to him because I love his style of insect paintings he does.

    www.blantonamspacher.artworkfolio.com if you want to see my stuff.
     
  5. Spam010

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    Nice, I like the scorpion
     
  6. Vfox

    Vfox Arachnobaron

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    Okay, a bit of an update. In two weeks I will be getting some color done. Yes it's pretty raw looking there but I assure you it's gray ink just like the rest of the outline, lol. :p

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  7. Vfox

    Vfox Arachnobaron

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    I just got more of the shading finished today. I thought we were going to do color but I know nothing of the tattoo process for shading color obviously, lol. I am getting the critters colored in two weeks and the background after that. Woot.


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  8. Martin H.

    Martin H. Arachnoangel Old Timer

    That bee looks already amazing!
     
  9. Hendersoniana

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    Nice nice! Love the shadings! I was thinking of getting a pede tattoo down my entire arm or a scorp metasoma down my spine. But i decided not too haha!
     
  10. pavel

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    Not into tats, myself. However, your tat artist has done an excellant job on the bee and the scorp is looking good as well. :)


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  11. Vfox

    Vfox Arachnobaron

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    Thanks guys. My back is sore but it's worth it! :)
     
  12. Travis K

    Travis K TravIsGinger

    At first I was not a big fan of your tat, but I am changing my mind now that you have more detail added. It is looking to be a very good tat.
     
  13. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    That's a big piece! I dig your unholy 'triumvirate' of inverts theme. The shadowing looks tight. Can't wait to see the finished product. I'm finishing up a centipede tat this weekend and will update later...
     
  14. Vfox

    Vfox Arachnobaron

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    Yeah I saw the outline on the other thread, it's killer man.
     
  15. Gretchen

    Gretchen Arachnopeon

    I love watching the transformation! Beautiful tat work. It will be a masterpiece when it is done! :alien:
     
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  16. Vfox

    Vfox Arachnobaron

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    Update with the animals colored. I have a few more sittings to go but that is going to wait until after the holidays.

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  17. muffy

    muffy Arachnopeon

    love the shading, like it better in black and gray but thats just my style :) looks great, keep goin!
     
  18. spydrhunter1

    spydrhunter1 Arachnolord Old Timer

  19. lizardminion

    lizardminion Arachnolord

    I liked them better without the new colors. But that's still pretty badass, and I'm sure my mind will change once I see the finished product.
    Damn, the Cockroach design is amazing!
     
  20. pavel

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    I like the bee better before the yellow was added. The coloring did add to the roach and scorp, however. Interesting to see how the images changed when the new color(s) was added on (top of?) the the prior coloration.