I have decided to see how I could develop my ‘new style’ based on very old school Japanese Tattoo as seen in the old prints! What I am especially interested by here is to use this style as background with quite colourful and painting style foreground elements with loads of […]
Portrait of Shige at Yellow Blaze by Shawn Barber as part of his ‘Tattoo Portraits series’. The Big V Powerd arrived today! Looking forward to try it this afternoon! Thank you Shige for your art & inspiration and to Shawn for your nice series! Enjoy! Y.
æŒå·å›½èŠ³ (Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1798 – 1861) He is the hechman for the robber chief Nippon Daemon Rihei He is known as a street knight They lived by a strict code of honour which dictated that they always must assist townpeople in need. this theme is subject of a popular kabuki […]
Colour study for the bottom of a sleeve Tattoo already started by three artists! The Client initially asked me to complete a full sleeve, but after seeing his body proportions and the tattoo already done, I felt it was best to make it a 3/4 sleeve and also to complete […]
Small online exhibition of Japanese Tattoo in old Japanese Print! Thought some of you might like it! More info Here!
Once Upon a Time… :) It all starts with a few lines and some measures! Well, this is a little bit of ‘a’ tricky one as I have to complete a sleeve already started by three other artists! I have a good feeling about this! So looking forward to see […]
Koi, Lotuses, Dragon colour study in progress! The Customer feedback was a real pleasure! “Great, awesome, super, canÂ´t wait to have it in real.” Well I can’t wait myself to start it!Â Last call for design preparations before theÂ planned Tattoo Tour Here! Â Also, Meran/Merano Trentino-Alto Adige looks like it will definitely […]
A quick composition to express the overall concept to a client! I need your spontaneous feedback on this! Wouldn’t those elements be a very strong foundation for a beautiful back piece. So feminine, yet so fresh and colourful! Please leave a comment expressing your view! Many Thanks!
A little more work and cleaning on this Koi Lotus and Dragon Outline Preparation Work for a client from Frankfurt! Enjoy! Y.
Quick sketch to see if the customer likes the feel of this! Now that I have more freedom with the techniques. I have the feeling I’m gonna do a few painterly tats with a Japanese Soul! You can see the start of the composition I wish to make with this […]
Colour Study for a Tiger and Cherry Blossoms Half Sleeve for a customer in NYC, based on traditional style.
Today, Start of the study for the Koi, Dragon and Lotus Flowers composition for a new customer from Frankfurt. Will tell you more about this piece later! Have to go watch a concert :) Enjoy! Y.
Today, A lot of work on the tiger design! Some nice play, feeling, testing time with the machine!Â And some time to draw another quick sketch for one of the Flowers for the Orchid back piece!Â Here colour study! That’s it for today! Enjoy! Y.
Today after much impatience I received this beautiful liner through the post. The delivery man with his usual smile, still wondering how comes he sees me so often, Â with his humble attitude gave me the parcel and asked me to sign. Deep in me it almost feels like a religious […]
A quick sketch to slowly get into the texture for the Orchid Back Piece! Stay Tuned! Enjoy! Y.
Today, more preparation work for drawings in progress & Ordering gear and supplies.Â The highlight of the day is the start of a new inspiration for a NYC customer.Â We’ve agreed on a half back piece growing from the scapula to mid thigh and around the hip. I am starting a composition […]
Presentation of the second draft to the customer so that I’m sure he is happy before I keep going!Â I prefer to show them in between steps so that I do not waste their and my time! Â LOL :) It gives plenty of room for discussion and improvements! Still a way […]
I have been asked if I could create a leg sleeve about the thirteen Foxes supposibaly based on Japanese Mythology. This is a very interesting as the initial document I received describes Â 13 aspects of the Kitsune and their characteristics. Classifieds asÂ “Heaven, Void, Wind, Spirit, Fire, Earth, River, Ocean, Mountain, […]
I wish to say a big thanks to all the people who have commissioned me for their tattoos so far!Â I did not expect so Â many people! Â This is really helping my studies, I am glad you’ve all ask me to do beautiful work! It is with humble respect I am […]