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Finished Line Art for the Tree of Life Tattoo

Now that the comp sketch was approved by the client and the deposit was paid, it was time to start the finished art. I was going to produce this as black-and-white line art so that it would be easy for the tattooist to create a stencil. The client, my friend Rich, had asked whether he should get color added to it, and I explained that it would be fairly easy for the tattoo artist to add color once the linework was done.

I transferred my pencil sketch to a piece of bristol board (it's a like a good thick posterboard, but art quality) and inked the design. When I was almost finished, I sent him a picture and asked if he wanted any last-minute changes, but he said it looked perfect. That was nice to hear!

Here is the finished ink drawing.

Image Credit » My original artwork

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MegL wrote on August 29, 2021, 7:46 AM

It will be interesting to see the finished tattoo after the tattooist has completed it. It's always nice to know the client is very satisfied!

AliCanary wrote on August 30, 2021, 7:32 PM

I'm getting closer - I've posted the color version!