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THINGS TO DO: TATTOO LIKE AN INKY GENIUS


Hello my love-monkeys!
No, I haven't been infected with the Spirit de Allan Moore. I made a decision recently. I want to share and I shall keep it brief.

I AM GOING TO BE A TATTOOIST! NOT JUST A GOOD ONE, I ASPIRE TO BE BRILLIANT!

To do this, I need to land an apprenticeship. In order to do that, I need a portfolio.
Problem: currently, I do not have a portfolio of my art. I have not serious arted for years.

I NEED INSPIRATION! A WORD, PICTURE, IDEA, PHRASE, POEM, TATTOO, GIF, ARTICLE, FIC, WHATEVER!

I need to have something showable for the Tattoo Expo in Syndey come March so I can pimp my ass off and hopefully, in addition to feedback, land myself an apprenticeship. At worst, some direction to get it done. Henceforth, in addition to crafting for mad dollars and hunting for some actual work since my boss pulled a 'you have no more full days, oh Mishka the now-Casual' right before Christmas, *breathes in* I will be drawing like crazy. All kinds of things in as many styles as possible. I'm pretty sure I know what I'm more comfortable with and yeah, it's not like even with an apprenticeship I'll be inking any skin for at least a year, let alone custom work BUT there is nothing wrong with presenting a professional image and showing that 'Hey! I totally have some mad skills. YOU SHOULD TEACH ME.'

If you want, I can tell you the origin story for this later. For now, I have a blank page, a pen and some drawing to do before I sleep. I may even draw some of the grand vision for my own skin.

CURRENTLY TAKING REQUESTS and ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED!

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kittenmorag
Jan. 18th, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Will you accept commissions for just artwork?

=^..^=
mishka_jayne
Jan. 21st, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Yes, I am quite happy to accept commissions for artwork.
kittenmorag
Jan. 21st, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
What's your art style like? I need the art for a couple of characters of mine, and would like them to look middling-realistic.

=^..^=
mishka_jayne
Jan. 21st, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Umm... a little 60's? (Jenn's description) I doodle circles, flowing lines and curves BUT I tend towards either a little cartoony to realistic. I do like drawing people and costume though :) Could you explain middling-realistic so I know ecactly what you mean.
I'd be more than happy to do some sketches and work out these characters. I think I might be able to help you.
kittenmorag
Jan. 23rd, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'm looking for something maybe like this, for this character. I wrote at one point this stuff-

Ok. I have this character in D&D called Two-Stick Lightning. Basically, she's becoming a lightning elemental, so she's got these little sparks in her hair and along her skin, and while she's getting lighter and lighter, she's not losing any mass. She can frequently be found writing in her notebooks (the setting is early Bronze age, so a parchment-and-quill dealy), floating about three feet off the ground. She doesn't wear armour at all, but looks rather like (the guy above), except less 'evil'.

She's a science nerd about five thousand years before her time, if that makes sense.

Oh oh also! She has a staff/walking stick/fetish dealy that has a snake skull on the top, and raven and bird of paradise feathers, and beads, and claws and things from hyenas.

That's... one of them. Does that sound doable?

=^..^=
mishka_jayne
Jan. 25th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)
Yes! That's totally doable. I'll get my sketch on and send you some scans. This character does sound pretty awesome, just saying. The pictures are great as a reference.
kittenmorag
Jan. 25th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
Win :D

I'll be wanting to use the sketch on her wikipage- will that be OK?

I've also got another character or two that could use a similar treatment, if you have the time and energy.

<3, you are like a goddess.

=^..^=
jk_rockin
Jan. 25th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
(btw, this is Mish on Jenn's Eee being too lazy to log in)

Feel free to put the pictures on the Wiki provided they're credited. I'll be including them in my portfolio.
As it happens, I'd happen to have a bit of free time atm & would love to take a crack at some of your other characters. Perhaps when we've got this one finished I can take a look.
Also, you are too kind. *hugs*
kittenmorag
Jan. 27th, 2010 09:59 am (UTC)
That's the plan- Wikispaces operates under Creative Commons, so I have to credit everything :D

Can't wait to see it.

=^..^=
nova_bright
Jan. 19th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
http://community.livejournal.com/adski_kafeteri

This is the strangest photo comm in the world. It may be inspiring.

I will be back later with stuff.
mishka_jayne
Jan. 21st, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
... you're absolutly right. It i amazing (starting with Sammy Davis Jr. always bodes well). Thankyou!
maggiebloome
Jan. 19th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
Hay hay so I hope my random inspirations last night were er, inspiring : here are the cat eye reference pictures I have collected!

242256_550x550_mb_art_R0.jpg (123 KB) 95500870_2ffde2a5b5.jpg (212 KB) Cat_s_Eye_by_Rabotnik.jpg (123 KB) Cat_s_Eyes_by_FabrizioTroiani.jpg (227 KB) Cat_eye_by_devanarhea.jpg (44 KB) cat_eye_by_mutilatedharvest.jpg (314 KB) The_Black_Cat.jpg (189 KB)

I like the curvature on most of these but I want a larger pupil, stretching from top to bottom, I think. Also, I am not sure whether I want them above or below my shoulderblades :)
mishka_jayne
Jan. 21st, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Ohh - thankyou for collection. I'll see what I come up with.
fizzyblogic
Jan. 20th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Wolf!

Also hi omg I could have sworn I had you friended /o\
mishka_jayne
Jan. 21st, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
I'll draw one that isn't Shiruani (from Okami). Then I'll howl and it'll be real.

... I could have sworn that we'd finished the initial friending business too, oh well *superhugs*
olizmay
Jan. 23rd, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
i am dead serious with these, they will test yo' ass.
three different kinds of wings.

zombie unicorn.

pixelated things.

gabe saporta.

go!!
jk_rockin
Jan. 25th, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Re: i am dead serious with these, they will test yo' ass.
I am so up for the challenge. I'm going to try a proper portrait of Gabe before something more... colourful? The list looks like fun. Thankyou!

(btw this is Jenn, totally not Mish, I don't know what you're talking about)
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