Creepy mermaid sneaking up on a diver.
Trying to do a series of mythological lady specific beasts. I’ve got sphinx, harpy, medusa/gorgons. Anyone have any suggestions? Looking for something that is primarily only depicted/seen as female.
I don’t consider myself an artist, but most of my friends are, and I’m married to one. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of behavior that ranges from awkward to outright unacceptable. Here are some dos and don’ts to ensure that your experience with an artist is a good one for both parties. This is…
I know it’s unrealistic to expect every online interaction to be perfect but stuff like this can help folks not be “that person” if they are trying to have a positive interaction with an artist they dig.
I try not to see that stuff as malicious and most of the time it’s just folks not knowing better or thinking about it too much, so if it’s something you have done don’t sweat it ( we are all guilty) But when it’s a repetitive daily thing, or boundaries are constantly pushed and it seems like no one is really putting thought into behavior or don’t seem to think about you as a person with feelings- yes it can really wear you down.
Again, don’t sweat it- but learn from it! :)
Always pleased to see these well-written etiquette guides. There’s a couple points that I feel differently about, but all-in-all, a good jumping off post.
I know personally, I sometimes get people repetitively sending me messages within a day of their previous emails if I don’t hop on it right away. While I appreciate the enthusiasm, sometimes it WILL take more than a day for me to get to your message. I’m a tattoo artist, and an illustrator. I work 3 jobs, 6 days a week. *Most* of the time I work 12 hour days. I have a dog and a family and friends. You are *not* the only email I’ve received that day. Sometimes I can’t get to every email in the day, and when I tattoo, I cannot just stop to check and reply to emails the second I get them. Sometimes I do 5+ hour sessions. Sometimes I have very time consuming walk-ins. Sometimes I have drawings that I have to get done in a day or two for an appt. Right now I am dealing with a lot of doctors visits in my free time, so I’m even more overloaded than normal. Patience is the key, but if 4+ days pass and I haven’t got back to you, feel free to hit me up again. Or stop by the shop in person. :)
Bird vs Snake drawing up for grabs to the first person to make an appt to get it done! Colors coming soon
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Good start to a super fun piece.
Another one of the bugs I did for my sister for my birthday. Beetle on watercolor paper done with copics
I still have this available and I’ve been dying to tattoo it. $60 per hour, estimating 8-10 hrs split into two sittings. Full color a must- I will not deviate from my bright palette for this. Placement for a shoulder blade, one-sided chest piece, shoulder/upper arm, thigh. Email me at email@example.com #norristown #eastnorriton #philly #kingofprussia #discount #tattoo #medusa #mythology #ladyhead
Super fun coverup action. Sorry hitchhikers, it was time for you to go!
Some messy #mutant #owl action. Have #nightvale and #lovecraft on the brain lately, pretty inspired to do some #creepy bird and #monster #tattoos. #sketch #bird #rat #dmweb
Anyone remember the instagram preview of this I posted about a billion years ago?
Yeah me neither.
Anyway! My half of an art trade with the way-more-awesome-than-me dmillust, finally FINALLY done super late. I hope she likes it! She asked for something involving a dolphin skull, and I…sorta got carried away.
These were originally just sort of generic ocean dolphin ghosts, but then someone told me about the recently-extinct baiji (Yangtze river dolphins), and I was like LITERAL GHOST DOLPHINS YESSS and changed them.
(I am POSITIVE I have messed up the anatomy and probably blended multiple skull types, please forgive me cool kids who know dolphin anatomy! It’s super hard to find decent skeletal references for these guys!)
Graphite on gessoed paper, A4.
I know this has been floating out in cyberspace for forever. Man, when I saw the sneak peak for this I was beyond stoked. The awesome-ness of the final is pushing me into the zone of speechlessness. The patience and skill you have to do such dynamic and polished pieces with just pencil never ceases to amaze me.
Just…guh. Thanks for doing an art trade with me Kaysha. <3<3<3