Friday, March 10, 2006

Illustration Friday - Tattoo

Tattoo

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32 comments:

Paula said...

Less is more :-)
Simple and effective.

modroom said...

This has a nice balance, almost minimalist knot-work I suppose. You were quick with this! Jack Xuaxat says thanks for hopping on board by the way.

Caroline said...

Paula - thank you - I do have difficulty with stopping at times - but this wasn't one of them!

Modroom - I was quick wasn't I? Tee Hee... But I'd want any tattoo to be done jolly fast if I was to have one...

andrea said...

I want to see a photo of this on your arm (or wherever...) now!

Caroline said...

tee hee - I was wondering about applying the tattoo somewhere... I've got some tattoo transfer paper that can go through the printer...

ValGalArt said...

Caroline, I see these are Caros lines! perfect for the theme!

Caroline said...

valgalart - I like that, thank you! Why didn't I think of it?

carla said...

This would look wonderful between the shoulder blades...simple, but with color and a sense of movement on the curved base.

TXArtcGal said...

I can see this as a real tattoo. I see it on a foot, however! :) Nice idea!

isay said...

call it united.

andrea said...

Great job, this is wonderful! I love the ryhthm it seems to have.
a.

Caroline said...

Carla - thanks - that sounds like a great place to put it - what colour dress do you think would go with it?

Txartcgal - Funny you should say that - I've just seen "Blow Dry" and apart from an incredible tatto on Rachel Griffiths head it also featured a tatto on Alan Rickman's foot!

Isay - I like that idea good name.

Andrea - thank you - if it has rhythm perhaps a foot would be the best place to put it...

Teri C said...

I love the lines and design of this. Great job!

Ellen said...

Reminds me of my daughter's tattoo of the "Orin" on the small of her back (it's from the Neverending Story). Of course it looks nothing like it...just reminds me of it. I rather like this for the small of a back. Great illo!

The Unknown said...

Cool. What part of the body is this on?
love

janey said...

Excellent. Love the lines and especially the color. Would it make a lovel tatoo, better then a skull and bones. But you have to say what part of the body you intend this for

Toni said...

Oh lovely lines!! i would like to see you have this on the small of your back. What you think? Wouldn't it be great.

aynaku said...

this is a charming pattern to be tattoed on somebody's chest...
:)

Katili said...

This is a great tattoo, I can also see it could be a necklace.

Wandering Coyote said...

Caro: Nice! Where would you put it? This would be a great back piece because of its length.

Wanna design one for me? My friend designed my first and is now designing my second. I like the idea of wearing a friend's art; it adds meaning. My brother, who is an amazing artist, said he would design one for me, but that was four years ago and I've let it go. Too bad for him.

Gee, I've got you working hard! Designing tarot decks and now tattoos! LOL.

zordis said...

Simple is beauty!

Reluctant Nomad said...

Because you tattoo looks a bit like a stylised African sketch of three women, I was reminded of Zulu love letters. Do you know what they are?

Here is the extract on them, correctly called 'Ibheqe', taken from this site:

http://www.marques.co.za/clients/zulu/bead.htm

This is a narrow beaded band with a rectangular flap that rests in the hollow of the throat when worn around the neck. The flap incorporates a geometric design composed of triangles in various combinations relating to male/female relationships. The white band holding the flap in place might contain a message in coloured segments composed perhaps as follows:

Black { next to the white of the band, signifying marraige}
Red { next to the black signifying a aching heart }
Yellow { Following the negative black red combination, selects " withering away, pining for " }
Blue { The pivoting colour, followed in opposite sequence by colours preceding it, yellow, red, black} demands response.

The girls is saying : "We are married, but my heart is aching because our love seems to be withering away. When will you return?". Typically, a rural girl will send this to a young man working in the city if she has not heard from him for some time.

Today's veri: aedeb - almost an anagram for beaded.

kg said...

nice and simple. this would be a great tattoo for the upper arm (that is, if i wasn't such a chicken and would actually even get a tattoo). ;-)

cosmos said...

Excellent indeed! Reminds me of the winter olympics. You should submit this as a logo for the next winter olympics. Do more.

coffee81 said...

It looks like a logo...with some combination of those olympic looking logo...hmmm...

Caroline said...

Teri C - thank you!

Ellen - I don't know "Orin" will check it out!

Unknown - which part do you want me to draw it on?

Janey - I intend to draw it on anyone that stays still long enough for me to play with my felt tip pens near them... so the part of the body will be whatever is available at the time ;-)

Toni Kelly - I wouldn't be able to see it myself if it was there - I'd spend hours trying to check it was still ok!

Ayanaku - Well if a chest comes by I'll draw it there...

Katili - a necklace? Now that is an idea - I could make it out of coloured wires....

Wandering Coyote - I don't think I will be designing you one - I'm not very keen on indelibly marking the skin... you never know when you might change your mind!

Zordis - thank you.

Reluctant Nomad - thank you for this - I'd not heard of Ibheqe before and they sound fascinating. I've been wondering about ways of communicating that don't involve words and this is one! thanks!

kg - thanks!

cosmos & coffee81 - I hadn't thought of it as an Olympics logo but I can see what you mean! thank you!

coffee81 said...

No sweat at all :D

Caroline said...

;-)

Tony Sarrecchia said...

This is cool. I really like the Mandala and Unpeeling Emotions.

Caroline said...

Thanks Tony!

The Tart said...

Simply beautiful! I am remiss for not stopping by!

Smooch,
The Tart

Caroline said...

Thanks Jody - don't worry - I know its hard to keep up with everyone all the time ;-)