For the past two months or so i have been drawing with restraint.. /.. / In preparation for qualifying as a Tattoo Artist i have been stripping back my designs and only using Black Ink. This way the designs should be easily translatable to the skin when i start.. /./.
By restricting the complexity of designs and use of colour i have found new ideas to explore and it has kindled a renewed love for Black Ink and Dark Designs./ ././ .. /
A small collection of floral designs from my Black Book../. /. .
I have been so rubbish at posting absolutely anything for a good year now./../.I put it down to getting married. /. From the bottom of my now full heart i’m so very sorry. . //.
Since i exchanged the brush for the pen my work has changed so dramatically, while it still holds the hallmarks of my fine art, it has grown into a completely different monster. . /./.
‘Courtesan /./. GLitch’
Its finished! The biggest drawing i’ve done in a while and the first finished piece of 2015.. . /. . I give you a pirate themed sleeve with a slightly more modern take on it. I’ve mixed up the order and scale of the main themes, where in most sleeve the ship takes center stage, I’ve given credence to the octopus and compass and added a huge abstract paint smear which blends into the waves instead of filling exclusively with flowers and treasure.. ././. .I am very pleased with how its turned out. /
Making progress on the pirate full sleeve design.. . /. /. Finished pictures to arrive tomorrow. . /
Taking the idea of GLITCHED koi further, by adding more fish and colors, water ripples and flying lotus flowers. /. ./.
Working on a new commission, a full length pirate sleeve, drawn to scale./. . ./ .
The brief was to include an octopus, a pirate ship, a compass and a pirate pin-up girl./ I decided to keep it quite traditional, so after a bit of research i also included treasure, black roses , an anchor and coral to fill up the gaps and tie the whole piece together./.
After a days work i managed to get pretty much the full outline inked and the blue water/paint smear filled and tidied up./.
The rest of the piece is going to be shaded with black ink for a dark high contrast finish./
So far.. . .. /././
Shogan Glitch Tattoo Design.. . /./../. Black ink and Posca on card. /
Noh Mask Glitch Tattoo Design.. ./. A3 Ink on Card
Here are some of my most recent work sheets for tattoo design. . . ./././. As you can see it is heavily slanted towards Japanese themes of design.
I do take commissions and can be contacted via email or facebook../. firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/jakobbelbin
‘Dragon vs Samurai’
Black Ink on Paper
This is a new chest piece I’m working on..It’s done to scale using black ink and posca pens //. There’s gonna be a lot more tattoo designs coming this way over the next week or so. . / . Its nice to be sat back at a desk drawing in comfort. /. 🙂
Still loads more colouring to do for the background/. But you get the idea
A little while back a was commissioned to design a half sleeve of Alien Vs Predator../ . I never posted photos here so ./. here they are
Black ink on paper. /.
Below are stages in the drawing process. /