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Got bored doing physics problems... studying for exams... it's killing me! AAAAAA! Anyways, I took a brake and drew this little tattoo-thingie. It's my first attempt at tatto design. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, actually.
Had whole heeps of trouble to get a shot of it. It would be easiest if i could just rip my arm out, put it on a table, and then take a picture.... Hope it turned out relatively decent :)
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Dijabolik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
Angelina Jolie has similar tatoo on her arm!
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
She does? Crap! I really didn't know
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SoulCatcher78 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Had to use your own image on you...you'll see in a sec. [link]
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ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I speak frankly?

My brother is a tattoo artist, and I've seen over 2000 tattoo designs, so if I speak too harshly, I ask you to forgive me...

This is !marvelous! for a first-timer, and I must congratulate thee,
but since I'm an wise ass perfectionist I'll have to point out few things...

Great idea, great concept, and I like the place you've chosen for the tattoo...
When doing tribals, you have to pay attention to lines, that's right, when the lines are bad so is the whole tattoo...
All the lines have to flow... to be almost mathematically precise...
All the lines have to be from the same family of lines... the curves should repeat themself so that final design radiates with unity, almost as the musical chord, there are friendly tones which sound good together, while there are dissonant tones...

I would advise you to do this pic on paper, using a french curve ruler (krivuljar), next - use transparent foil paper with some kind of a ink pen, to transfer the design on transparent paper...
Apply some cream on the part of the skin you want to "tattoo" to, and press the transparent paper to that spot so that the ink touches the cream... if you do this right you'll have your design transfered onto your skin, where you can adjust it, shade it and whatever...

Don't get me wrong, I'm writting this only to route you onto the right path, not to dispraise your work...
You probably did this "from the pen", with no previous sketches, concepts, and for that I take my hat off...
But I think that you have a gift for this kind of stuff, and that you should definitelly do some more.

Don't take this too harsh... I'm just straightforward, and my friends know how to appreciate that...
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
Wow! This is the longest comment I ever did get. Thank you. I'm... in awe.... Really...
As for the flow of the lines, my hands aren't that secure to do straight lines, and for the ruler thingie, i think i'll wait a little... about 6 months.... cos i had to use it all year at uni....
Your brother is a tattoo artist? You don't say... :plotting:
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SoulCatcher78 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it turned out really well. Espescially for a first time design. Will you be posting it on a white background also? It looks great on skin but might be more usable on white or as a .png (I think) with transparent background. Keep it up
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
Hey! Thanks... I thought about putting it on a white background but I really really suck at photoshop so i'm not sure how to pull it off... Ideas?
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SoulCatcher78 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BTW, I sooooooo love your quote, :rofl:

Well I could attempt to cut it out and layer it for you if you like. Just send a note with the source image link (or I can use the one you posted). Source image would be better as the resolution will probably be higher then 72dpi (monitor resolution) so there are fewer chances of jaggy lines.

To do it in Photoshop:
Open the image file. Duplicate the layer (original will become the background layer). Go to Select, choose select color and click on black tattoo design. A dotted line should appear around the black areas only. Once you have this, click on edit, and copy. Open a NEW image file and paste into it. Only the black that you selected will show up. Use the eraser tool to clean up the image and save as a .png file and the layer should retain it's transparency. Something like that.
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
better you do it.... i can send the pic to you or, post it up somewhere for you to get...
Glad you like that quote... It was a hard decission between George and "I shall call him Squishy and he shall be my Squishy. Hello, Squishy"
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SoulCatcher78 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am sure that whoever squishy is, he is a happy happy person if you hug him and squeeze him on a regular basis. If you want to post it, you can put it up at [link] and just post a link to it either in a note or comment.
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technococcus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
Hey, that's really pretty and very well done for a first foray into the art of tat design. The wing is a little... squoogly. I have no other word for it, really. Or, at least, no other word that's as fun to say or as made up! So, yeah. Rawk on!
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
Wow! Thanks...
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frogprince Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
hey! thats pretty cool! you should get a tatoo like that! :)
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
yeah... i know...but my mom would kick me out of the house... so no tattoos for now...
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
yeah... i know...but my mom would kick me out of the house... so no tatto's for now...
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
damn my bad english!
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frogprince Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
hmmm....bummer :petting:
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ObsidianLace Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
really good! a little smuggie but still good.
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LittleDark1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
Hey! Thanks! I tried to keep it sudge-free, but what can i say? I'm clumsy :tears:
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