Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tattoo Snowboy



Every mother's dream. How can you not love a kid who gets a tattoo like this? This piece started as part of an illustration challenge that I did with some illustrator pals. We tried to do a holiday sketch every day during the month of December last year. Here's the sketch I did back then:

                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                     

     I had to switch to a vertical format. At first, I didn't like the idea, but in the end, I wound up liking it better. So, I guess it's always good to keep an open mind. Tattoos, nose rings, vertical formats? I can't speak for anyone else, but sometimes I surprise myself with what I wind up liking!                

6 comments:

Rob Colvin said...

I like what seems to be an inner glow they radiate,

Marion Eldridge said...

Hi Rob! How'd you get here so fast? lol! You really surprised me! Thank you so much. Inner glow is good. I like that.

k.h.whitaker said...

That's hilarious Marion! Love it!

June said...

He he... I loved the pierced carrot-nose and spiky hair too!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks so much, Karen and June!

sketched out said...

I know what you mean Marion! I really loved your first version, when you did it, but the second one is much more dynamic in it's composition. So, yeah, you never know where an open mind will take you, eh?