Monday, September 23, 2013
My Son Jeremie's SoundWave Backpiece
My son Jeremie said he wanted me to do a tattoo for him years ago...
And I finally got the opportunity just the other day.
Jeremie wanted something for his back
that would incorporate a sound wave design from
a sound editing software interface, blending in with
my own unique splash designs.
So I started messing around with this idea....
And as I cleaned it up Jeremie said he really liked it.
So I reworked it and made the sound wave look
more like the actual thing, whereas in the first one I had
stylized it quite a bit. Then I traced it onto a stencil...
And put it on Jer's back..
Soon the black ink lines were going in sweetly...
After day one, and about 5 hours, we had all the black and grey
line and shading work done...
And by the end of day two and another 6 hours, we had the finished product
After the whole process was said and done
it looked pretty close to the original!
Here is the comparison between the photoshopped version I initially
put together to show what Jeremie what it would look like.
I made some conscious decisions to change/add certain things
her and there, but I am happy with how much it got to the look
of the original drawing...
Jermie and I had an incredible time the last few days,
chilling out and spending some seriously quality time together.
Jeremie's new backpiece goes very well colour-wise
and stylistically with both of his shoulder tattoos.