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Eddieblz
04-06-2016, 04:58 AM
TATTOO ART! Hooray! Or maybe a patch.
I really need a scanner again. Took this with m Iphone and cleaned it up with gimp a little. Made two versions. Oh well. The original looks so much better.
I haven't really had the urge to draw any thing in a while. This is probably the only art sight I go on that I will show this.

dickhutchings
04-06-2016, 05:53 AM
This is probably the only art sight I go on that I will show this.

Not sure what you mean by that.:DirtDOG: :biggrin:

TerryCurley
04-06-2016, 09:21 AM
It's very good, original and imaginative work. Why would you not show it on other art sites? I don't get it.

leighann
04-06-2016, 09:34 AM
Eddieblz they remind me of 80's tattoo flash. A little retro, but I like retro :wink:

Eddieblz
04-06-2016, 11:12 AM
It's very good, original and imaginative work. Why would you not show it on other art sites? I don't get it.

With nice comments like this I just might. Thank you.

Eddieblz
04-06-2016, 11:13 AM
Eddieblz they remind me of 80's tattoo flash. A little retro, but I like retro :wink:

That it is.

leighann
04-06-2016, 01:04 PM
More, more!! :devil:

Eddieblz
04-12-2016, 08:35 AM
I did a couple of digital upgrades to this one.

Eddieblz
04-12-2016, 08:35 AM
here's something else.

TerryCurley
04-12-2016, 09:59 AM
I like this one even more. He is starring you in the face with an attitude....so cool!

leighann
04-12-2016, 01:43 PM
He's cool Eddieblz :biggrin:

kpnuts
04-14-2016, 05:17 PM
Yep very dated as an ex tattooist I've seen thousands of variations of this, I have to say though that this type of retro is on the increase and that is far from the worst I've ever seen, when I was a tattooist, being freehand I wouldn't have bought it, but there is a thriving market in buying flash (what you have here) you would need 30 or 40 of this type of design which you could sell for 10 or 15 quid a set (I know it doesn't sound a lot but if you sold 1 set to ten tattooists that's 150 quid) and that is good enough, when I first started I drew each design individually and had 400 which I though would be plenty (this is over 40 yrs ago) but 400 designs in a board in a studio window is nothing so I bought some in. You would do well especially if you could do more modern stuff.congrats on what you have done.

leighann
04-17-2016, 05:35 PM
Now most artists don't even display flash. Most people go into a parlor knowing either what they want, or at least a basic idea of what they want, so it's pointless to have flash all over the wall.
My artist has photographs of the tattoos he has done on the walls in the lobby, and just misc. artwork & retro pieces throughout the rest of the shop.

kpnuts
04-17-2016, 05:38 PM
Sorry been out the business sooooo long, don't know the new stuff

Eddieblz
04-20-2016, 08:50 AM
My problem is, I am a retro type of artist. I got out of the business in the mid 90's and didn't start drawing again till a few years ago. I guess I've just become out of touch. Anyway I'm not really trying to sell my work anymore. I just do it for my personal enjoyment. That's why if I'm given a critique I'll seldom change my way of doing thing's. The graphic business burned me out in the 80's and 90's. I've had a few people PM me on the different art sights I post on and ask permission to use some of my stuff for a tattoo. I just give it to them. I do make them promise that they only use it for personal use. No one has ever sent me any pic's of the finished product. Kinda wish wish they would but I don't sweat it.