Thursday, May 27, 2010

Collaboration Sketches

Joel and I have been talking about doing a split set of flash for a while now and finally got around to putting it into action.  He already had a rad indian princess piece finished with room for something else, so I took the opportunity to draw something that would go along with said princess.  I have this glow-in-the-dark indian "Geronimo" figure that I found at the thrift store a while back that is one of my favorite things maybe ever.  I loosely based my drawing on him, then the bonnet girl just kinda came about from that.  The influence/s are obvious here.   I go back and forth between loving new school and neo traditional styles. Anyway, I'll be sure to post the finished flash later. Really excited about it. 

Something else to update. . ..

My wife laughed at me when I said I was starting a blog.  I probably would've had the same reaction had I been her.  I don't have a whole lot of art being created on a timely basis, let alone enough to have a whole blog about it.  However, I've entertained the idea of having a blog for quite a while after being frustrated with not being able to post sufficient written info alongside a photo on other sites such as myspace.  The only hold up is that I feel it may be a bit pretentious for me to start a blog about my tattoos/art, as I am in no way a big name in that realm. So I suppose if I had to explain myself, it would be to simply say I just really enjoy writing, and I thought it might be fun.  My blog title, "MUTE" is the only "shop name" that I acquired in my short career as a tattooer- given to me by my mentor Hank Hernandez for the simple reason that I hardly ever talk.  That being said, this paragraph is getting a bit long, so yay for me and this blog. I hope someone else gets a kick out of it.