Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sealife June 22nd - 30th

Day 173. Dragon Koi Tattoo. my attempt at a dragon koi style.

Day 174. Koi Fish tattoo design. Just another koi design.

Day 175. Swordfish design. Got a little short on time this day.

Day 176. Koi fish design. Tried to get the fins a little more floaty, it didn't work!

Day 177. Dragon koi tattoo. A little different style with this dragon koi.

Day 178. Simple small Dolphin and wave tattoo design.

Day 179. Another Koi fish design. Trying a bigger perspective.

Day 180. Small floaty goldfish design.

Day 181. Shark and Anchor tattoo design.
Well that is it for this month and I'm at the half way point with my project.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Sealife June 15th - 21st

Day 166. Jellyfish tattoo design. Looks a bit like a parachute but it is drawn from real life reference.

Day 167. Whale leaping out of water. A bit rushed this one didn't get a lot of time this day, but here it is anyway.

Day 168. Koi fish tattoo design. Another one pretty much copied from a Jack Mosher design as I couldn't find a good reference for a similar koi.

Day 169. Koi fish tattoo based on a real life reference.

Day 170. Skull octopus tattoo design. Having another bash at an octopus but with a skull head. Everythings better with a skull!

Day 171. Turtle design. Not my best effort ever, just having a bad day I think.

Day 172. Shark attacking out of water tattoo design. Should be quite an effective design with colour in it.
I feel I'm getting a little more comfortable with my finger waves and water dynamics.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Sealife June 8th - 14th

Day 159.Two goldfish. A bit static looking this.

Day 160. Another Koi fish. this time pretty much copied from a Hori Benny design.

Day 161. Shark with Anchor Tattoo design. Trying to get back to a more traditional feel design.

Day 162. Octopus. Was fun doing something a little different.

Day 163. Seahorse Tattoo design. This would make a nice small tattoo.

Day 164. Nautilus Tattoo design. Thought I'd go a little different here, would work well with a better more interesting background.

Day 165. Koi Fish Tattoo design. Drawn from reference of a real koi carp. I'm a little happier with the dynamics of the water on this.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sealife June 1st - 7th

Day 152. Koi fish. I like to start off the month just doing sketches based on memory or the way I normally do drawings. As I go through the month it helps me to see what I've been doing wrong.
There's lots wrong with this sketch, hopefully they'll get better as the month goes by.

Day 153. Koi fish. Referenced (pretty much just copied!) from a Jack Mosher sketch. Comparing the two sketches shows all the mistakes I made drawing from memory.

Day 154. Shark tattoo design. Throw a banner and some writing around something, hey presto, tattoo design.

Day 155. A few dolphin sketches, I really need to work on water flow and finger waves, some days they look good others they look terrible, this is one of the other days.

Day 156. Drawn with thoughts of what I leant copying Mosher. Head looks funny but a more slender body type is more pleasing, design wise.

Day 157. Angry shark with dynamic water. Happy with the shark, not so much the water.
Day 158. Two dolphins in a circle tattoo design.

Saturday, 8 June 2013


June's theme is going to be sealife.

Its mainly going to be fish, but I'll throw in a few sharks maybe an octopus, who knows? I just don't want to be tied down to doing koi fish everyday.

Heres to June.