Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cats at Sea

Concept Sketch for a back piece. The costumer wanted a serious piece involving house cats and a leopard on a sail boat. After doing tons of other drawings and going back and forth between the client, I settled on this one and I'm now working on the final line drawing. The piece is meant to go on her back to cover another 3x 3 in tattoo which is all in bold black. I added the moon and clouds into the composition to provide dark space for the cover up. This is my most challenging assignment yet, but my illustration background sure helps! Communicating with the costumer is very much like dealing with an art director, I have worked through a series of sketches to help develop the concept for both the client and I.

Check out this great blog I love Franklin Ave. from another Brooklyn resident Nick, It's a blog all about our neighborhood in Brooklyn. He came by the shop yesterday and took pictures of me working on the piece above "Cats at Sea"and today wrote a wonderful post. Thanks Nick! :)

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